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18 Best St. Patrick's Day Books for Preschoolers, children St. Patrick's Day book

I wanted to share some of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day books with you. Click on the books below to check them out on Amazon. I hope these book suggestions help!


How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton

You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore! 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 picture book and get inspired to build leprechaun traps of your own at home or in the classroom! Laugh along in this zany story that blends hilarious rhymes and vibrant illustrations!

The Night Before St Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day

Natasha Wing and Ammy Wummer

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?


Pete the Cat The Great Leprechaun Chase by James Dean

Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

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 Pete gears up to trap a leprechaun for his friends! But catching a leprechaun is never easy. Will luck be on Pete’s side? Or will Pete learn luck is actually something earned?

Baby's First St. Patrick's Day by DK - Saint Patrick book for Kindergarten

Baby’s First St. Patrick’s Day


You’re never too young to enjoy St Patrick’s Day! Celebrate this March 17 Irish holiday with this super-cute board book little ones will adore. From a parade, a lucky shamrock, and a funny leprechaun to St Patrick’s Day costumes, an Irish dancing outfit, and a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, Baby’s First St Patrick’s Day features all the familiar favorites associated with Ireland’s biggest and brightest celebration !


How to Trap a Leprechaun by Sue Fliess

How to Trap a Leprechaun

Sue Fliess and Emma Randall

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. They may leave you with nothing but a cardboard box and a shoe or two. The perfect storybook for children to capture the spirit of the Irish and make St. Patrick’s Day special.

The Luckiest St Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater

The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever!

Teddy Slater and Ethan Long

It’s March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year. Share in this leprechaun family’s charming St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with a fun parade and an Irish feast! Join them as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music and dancing! Teddy Slater’s delightful rhyming story is accompanied by lively illustrations from Ethan Long.


Hooray for St. Patrick's Day by Joan Holub

Hooray for St. Patrick’s Day

Joan Holub and Paul Meisel

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.

Bert The Leprechaun Baker by Melanie Salas - Kids Book for Saint Patrick's Day

Bert The Leprechaun Baker

Melanie Salas

Not all leprechauns spend their days searching for gold. Bert, the Leprechaun Baker, prefers to bake! Come along as Bert displays his tasty treats that he bakes special for St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re lucky, Bert will make a special visit to leave some treats in your home.


Leprechaun's Rainbow by Christy Tortland - children book for St. Patrick

Leprechaun’s Rainbow

Christy Tortland and Carlo Beranek

The Leprechaun loves every colour. Let’s find one, and then another! Quick, follow that leprechaun to discover all of the colours of the rainbow!

St. Patrick's Day Countdown by Salina Yoon - A Counting Book about Saint Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Countdown

Salina Yoon

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!


Lucky Tucker by Leslie McGuirk

Lucky Tucker

Leslie McGuirk

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 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!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Curious George by Rey

Happy St. Patrick’s Day , Curious George

H. A. Rey

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?


Ten Little Leprechauns by Kathryn Heling

Ten Lucky Leprechauns

Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook

There’s magic 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!

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!

Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee

She’s back! That lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow to hide a pot of gold.


The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen and Sally Anne Lambert

The Story of the Leprechaun

Katherine Tegen and Sally Anne Lambert

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 the New 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.

St Patrick's Day by Gail Gibbons

St. Patrick’s Day

Gail Gibbons

Every year on March 17th, people all over the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! In this bright picture book, Gail Gibbons tells you everything you need to know about this holiday. You’ll learn the story of Patrick’s life, legends about the saint, and the history of the holiday. From shamrocks to shillelaghs, this book is a perfect introduction to the customs surrounding the holiday – parades, special meals, and of course wearing lots of green. Filled with legends and traditions, this book is ideal for kids learning about the holiday, Irish culture, and history.


The 12 Days of St. Patrick's Day by Jenna Lettice

The 12 Days of St. Patrick’s Day

Jenna Lettice and Colleen Madden

Count the 12 days of St. Patrick’s Day with this fun-filled picture book inspired by « The 12 Days of Christmas » . This festive story starts with a shamrock in a field of green, then adds two pots of gold, three top hats, and so on through twelve busy days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.

The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun by Jeffrey Burton - book Saint Patrick's Day for kids

The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun

Jeffrey Burton and Sanja Rescek

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!

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