10 Books to Read for St Patrick's Day

Today I'm continuing on with my holiday book series and bringing you my round up of books to read for St. Patrick's Day. Growing up we always celebrated St. Patrick's Day in our house even though most of us weren't really Irish. My older brother Sean and I have different dad's so he and my older sister are Irish, while my other brother Alex and I are not. When St. Patrick's Day rolled around each year my mom usually did something a little extra special for Sean, and I remember books being one of those things. While the only one I actually remember from my childhood is, St Patrick's Day in the Morning, I do plan to carrying on the tradition of a great collection of holiday books for my children.

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Ten Lucky Leprechauns: Count from one to ten as one little leprechaun looking for treasure magically becomes ten silly leprechaun friends at the end of the rainbow! A humorous, rhyming celebration of St. Patrick's Day!

The Night Before St. Patrick's Day: Natasha Wing puts an Irish twist on a Christmas classic. 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?

Green Shamrocks: Rabbit is growing shamrocks in a pretty yellow pot--he's getting them ready for St. Patrick's Day so he can wear them for the parade! When his pot of beautiful green shamrocks goes missing, he goes searching . . . will he find them in time?

St. Patrick's Day Countdown: Count along with the forest friends in this shimmery board book! Five bright green holographic shamrock tabs and fun rhyming text make this a St. Patrick’s Day treat!
St. Patrick's Day: In addition to the story of St. Patrick's life, here is information about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shmrocks to shillelaghs. People give cards, share meals, and wear green to honor Ireland, the Emerald Isle. And there are parades! Included are six legends about Patrick.

Jack and the Leprechaun: It's St. Patrick's Day, and Jack Mouse is visiting his cousin Sean in Ireland. Sean tells Jack about the myth of leprechauns, and Jack is determined to catch one for himself! Children will delight in learning about Irish folk tales and traditions and the customs of St. Patrick's Day

Lucky Tucker: When Tucker the terrier wakes up on Saint Patrick’s Day, he gets off on the wrong paw. Nothing is going his way until he rolls in a bed of clover —- a bed of four-leaf clovers, that is, which just happens to belong to a leprechaun! Lucky Tucker! From snatching a falling scoop of ice cream to wrestling with his best friends to getting a whole box of new toys, Tucker is now the luckiest dog around!

The Story of Saint Patrick's Day: The story begins with the traditional symbols of the day that are often found in schoolrooms, such as shamrocks, harps, and leprechauns. Then the narrative moves to a short biography of Saint Patrick himself: as a shepherd, as a missionary, and as a teacher. This colorfull boardbook ties together the live of Patrick with the traditional images of Ireland.

The Story of the Leprechaun: In a faraway village lives a talented little shoemaker—who also happens to be a leprechaun. He keeps the gold that he earns from making shoes hidden away in his home, where he thinks it will be safe. But one day a greedy man named Tim spies the leprechaun's pot of gold and tries to steal it! How can the little leprechaun outsmart Tim and make sure his pot of gold will be safe forever?

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning: Jamie seeks a way to prove that he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick's Day parade.

What are some of your favorite St. Patrick's Day stories? 


  1. These all look fantastic! Thank you!

  2. St. Patric's Day is a good book for childen to read and make them happier and develop their imagination.