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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and I’m sure you’ve been looking for some awesome St. Patrick’s Day books for kids. Lucky for you, I’ve created the perfect book list, full of festive books that are sure to be a hit for parents and children alike.
Holidays are such a fun and imaginative time for children. Books such as the ones on this list can only help to encourage our children to keep imagining all the wonderful adventures they can go on.
Help your kids celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these bright and imaginative picture books. These adorable stories are fun and perfect for reading aloud to your kids of all ages. With catchy rhymes and beautifully colorful pictures, these books are sure to be winners with even the toughest little critic.
These books will let you take the children in your life on the adventure of their life time right from the comfort of your home. Who, young or old, hasn’t imagined what it would be like to find a pot of gold, or pondered their three wishes?
Not only will these books make great stories but they will lead to hours of imaginative play and creative discussions.
St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY, CURIOUS GEORGE
by H. A. Rey
14 Pages | CHMH Books for Young Readers | January 7, 2014
Today is George’s lucky day—St. Patrick’s Day is here! George loves a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day means plenty o’ music, dancing, and feasting fun! He dresses up in his festive finest, looks for leprechauns, and learns some Irish dance steps. But can George make it to the parade without causing any trouble? See if his lucky four-leaf clover will come through . Read More
HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN
by Adam Wallace
32 pages | Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | February 2, 2016
4 – 10 years old
You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s book.
How to catch a leprechaun?
It’s tougher than you think!
He’ll turn your whole house upside down.
He’s quicker than a wink! Read More
HOW TO TRAP A LEPRECHAUN
by Sue Fliess
32 Pages | Sky Pony | February 7, 2017
3 – 6 years old
Legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun, he’ll grant you a wish. But, be careful! Leprechauns are full of trickery. To catch one, you’ll need to be clever in crafting your trap. Grab some glitter and glue and get prepared for your wily holiday visitors!
On the night before St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns show up to steal your treasures and then disappear as quickly as they came. However, if you’re careful you might be able to catch one and then he’ll grant you a wish. You’ll have to be sneaky and set just the right trap to trap a leprechaun. Read More
The itsy bitsy leprechaun was hiding pots of gold.
Down came a rainbow, colorful and bold,
Out came his friends and they all began to look,
For the perfect four leaf clover hidden in this book!Read More
JAMIE O’ROURKE AND THE BIG POTATO
by Tomie dePaola
32 Pages | Puffin Books | January 27, 1997
4- 8 years old
When his wife injures her back and can’t do all the work, Jamie O’Rourke–the laziest man in all of Ireland–is sure he’ll starve to death. A wiley leprechaun intervenes, and one wish later, Jamie is the proud owner of a potato as big as a house! Read More
It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold? Read More
PETE THE CAT: THE GREAT LEPRECHAUN CHASE
by James Dean
24 Pages | HarperCollins | January 15, 2019
4 – 8 years old
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s also the grand opening of Pete the Cat’s leprechaun catching business. Pete gears up to trap a leprechaun for his friends! But catching a leprechaun is never easy—especially if it’s Clover, who’s full of tricks.
Will luck be on Pete’s side? Or will Pete learn luck is actually something earned? Read More
The three leprechauns Ari, Boo, and Col have a job to do. They must race to where they’ve buried the pot of gold and dig it up before the rainbow comes. The clouds are already gathering, so there’ll be no time for mischief along the way.
But Mrs. Ballybunion’s cow, Miss Maud Murphy’s hen, and Old Jamie soon find out that the three clever fellows can’t resist having a little fun on the road to Paddywhackers Bog. Read More