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15 Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

I’m so excited to share some St. Patrick’s Day picture books with you today!

St. Patrick’s Day is next week and I always look forward to it. Not only do I get to celebrate my Irish heritage, but it’s also my Nana’s birthday! It’s one of the best days getting to celebrate it with her.

Whether you’re a parent looking for some specialty books to read to your kids or a teacher looking for some read-alouds, this is the perfect list for you!

A lucky St. Patrick’s Day paperback!

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?

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and Hello Kitty is getting ready for the big parade. Hello Kitty is working on a St. Patrick’s Day poem, but she’s having trouble thinking of the perfect ending. Maybe her friends will help her. She puts on her green dress and meets her friends at the parade. Everyone is so festive! Look at all the floats! Listen to all the music! Just as the friends begin their Irish jig, it starts to rain. Oh no! Will it ruin the parade? Little does Hello Kitty realize that the rain will bring the perfect ending to her poem.

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and time to join in the celebration. Children can lift the flaps for interactive fun as they see the children in this book make holiday crafts, taste traditional Irish food, perform a play about Saint Patrick, and even march in a Saint Patrick’s Day parade. As an added bonus, they can search for the hidden leprechaun on each spread. A great way for young readers to learn about and enjoy the holiday.

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!

The perfect storybook for boys and girls of the parents to capture the spirit of the Irish or make St. Patrick’s Day special.

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.

Sue Fliess’s read-aloud text and Emma Randall’s whimsical illustrations will provide much fun for young readers eager to catch their very own leprechaun! But beware: leprechauns may leave you with nothing but a cardboard box and a shoe or two.

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes us on a St. Patrick’s Day adventure with Pete the Cat as Pete discovers how lucky he actually is!

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? Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase also comes complete with a poster, stickers, and twelve punch-out St. Patrick’s Day cards. 

On St. Parick’s Day, come dance a jig with the students in the classroom ALA Booklist calls “a lively place.”

Today in Mrs. Madoff’s class we all wore something green to school. Kate played the fiddle and we danced to Irish music. Then we learned about St. Patrick and many Irish tales and traditions. Now we know why there are no snakes in Ireland. Not every-one in school is all Irish like me, but we all can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together!

Fiddle-de-fizz, ’tis magic, it is!
When leprechauns find each other.

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!

A magical St. Patrick’s Day twist on the popular nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider!”

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!

The itsy bitsy leprechaun is ready for a St. Patrick’s Day adventure as he searches for a lucky four-leaf clover. Little ones will love this magical twist on the classic nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider!

Liam was the littlest leprechaun in the Enchanted Forest. Too little to measure. Too little to run. And too little to life and carry important treasure. But he’s not too little to make a friend.

Share in this leprechaun family’s charming St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with a fun parade and an Irish feast!

The St. Patrick’s Day parade is off to a very fine start.
The Leprechaun family is marching with lots of heart!
Share in their dancing, share in their fun.
You’ll have the luck of the Irish when this day is done!

Top o’ the morning! It’s March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year. Join them as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, and a parade!

Teddy Slater’s delightful rhyming story is accompanied by lively illustrations from Ethan Long.

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? Natasha Wing’s latest title is once again told in verse to the same meter of Clement Moore’s classic.

Ever wondered why leprechauns hide their pot of gold at the end of rainbows? The answer is revealed in this delightful and magical tale from theNew York Times bestselling team Katherine Tegen and Sally Anne Lambert!

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?

In this original tale, Katherine Tegen has captured the magic of the wily leprechaun, while Sally Anne Lambert’s glowing illustrations bring him to life.

Three Ways to Trap a Leprechaun, inspired by the leprechaun trap phenomenon made popular in elementary school classrooms, includes tips on how to trap your very own leprechaun — just be sure to let him go!

Maker-girl Claire is determined to catch a leprechaun to prove that these magical, mischievous, miniature marvels are real.

This picture book romp puts Claire head-to-head with her rival, Finn the Leprechaun, with hilarious results. Will this leprechaun be caught once for all, or will he give her the slip?

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day at the Clubhouse, and Mickey and the gang are ready to celebrate with a party! But when Pete’s shenanigans threaten to ruin their celebration, it will take some help from a leprechaun and a little luck o’ the Irish to get the party back on track.

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!

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