Monday, February 29, 2016

10 Books About St. Patrick's Day

Over the weekend I was going through and updating some old posts.  I stumbled on quite a few about St. Patrick's Day and realized that it's coming up soon!  So I decided to compile a list of books that would be fun to read all about St. Patrick's day, Ireland and the Potato famine!

Here are our picks for St. Patrick's Day reading:

1.  The Night Before St. Patrick's Day-- Written with the same lilting rhyming patter as The Night Before Christmas this cute story is sure to be a hit. 

2.  The Leprechaun's Gold-- A classic Irish tale about two harpists who decide to have a contest to see who is the best.  Told with beautiful pictures and a real "Irish" feel this book is great. 

3. The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh-- I can not wait to read this story with my boys! I love the illustrations and the facts about Ireland, the potato famine, and this one family's story about immigrating to the United States. 


4.  The St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Mystery-- We loved this chapter book! Two sisters must solve the mystery of where all the shamrocks are coming from and end up with a new friend in the end. 

5.  The Luck of the Irish-- This easy reader story will be perfect for my youngest son to read to me this St. Patrick's Day!  

6.  That's What Leprechauns Do-- A cute story about the job of leprechauns.  Follow these three cute little leprechauns as they bury their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; stopping to have a bit of fun along the way. 

7.  Katie's Wish-- Another story about the potato famine; in this story Katie hates potatoes and wishes they would just go away.  But when they do she feels guilty that she caused the famine.  

8.  How to Catch a Leprechaun-- This new book looks hilarious.  Exciting pictures, a cute, catchy rhyming story line.  I'm pretty sure this will become a new family favorite! 

9.  St. Patrick's Day Alphabet-- A great book that covers 26 of the stories and legends about St Patrick's Day in an easy to read and understand format.  

10.  S is for Shamrock; An Ireland Alphabet-- We love the books in this series and figured St. Patrick's Day was the perfect opportunity to learn more about Ireland.  

(all images of books courtesy of 


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    1. Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

  2. Interesting link! How to catch a leprechaun sounds like fun!

  3. Wonderful! We always enjoyed Tomie DePaola's bio of St. Patrick as well.

    1. I love all of Tomie DePaola's books. He's such a great author.

  4. We have a few of the same ones today :) I forgot about Katie's Wish! Great list :)

    1. Thanks. We're really enjoying them.