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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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 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!
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
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
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
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!