Our Favorite St Patrick’s Day Books for Preschool Children

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Hooray! It’s time to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!

We’re pulling out our {huge} collection of St Patrick’s Day books for children — my kids are so excited to be reading these books again!

Take a look at some of our favorites, then hit up your library or add them to your collection.

St Patrick's Day Books for Kids

St Patrick’s Day Books for Preschool Children

St Patrick's Day Books for Kids

Good Luck Bear
Follow along as Mouse and Bear search for good luck. (a four leaf clover)

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato
You’ll find lots of Tomie dePaola books gracing our shelves. My kids love to giggle at Jamie O’Rourke, the laziest man in all of Ireland.

Leprechauns Never Lie
Ninny Nanny and Gram try to catch a leprechaun in this fun tale.

The Leprechaun Trap
Is your family ready to try and catch a leprechaun on Saint Patrick’s Day? After reading this tale, you can send your pictures or videos of your leprechaun traps to the authors!

St Patrick's Day Books for Kids

Lucky Tucker
Find out how Lucky the terrier wakes up on the wrong paw, then makes his day into the luckiest one yet!

Ten Lucky Leprechauns
Work on math skills with your tiny Irish lads and lassies with this fun book.

St. Patrick’s Day (All About Holidays)
Simple text and pictures teach young children about the traditions of St Patrick’s Day.

The Story of the Leprechaun
We love this story of a talented shoemaker, who just happens to be a leprechaun!

St Patrick's Day Books for Kids

What is St. Patrick’s Day? (I Like Holidays
How do people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Who was St. Patrick? Why do people wear green? Learn all about this holiday in this easy-to-read book. Enjoy a hands-on activity, too!

The Night Before St. Patricks Day
If your children enjoy the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, they’re sure to love this Irish twist!

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
Get ready for some giggles! The Old Lady is back, swallowing items to create the perfect rainbow to follow for a pot of gold.

Discovery in the Woods: A St. Patrick’s Day Surprise
Ready for some fun exploring the woods? Add this leprechaun story to your list.


St Patrick's Day Books for Kids

That’s What Leprechauns Do
What do leprechauns do? They bury a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, of course. But as Mrs. Bally Bunion’s ox, Miss Maude Murphy’s hen, and Old Jamie soon find out, they can’t resist having a little fun along the way.

The Leprechaun’s Gold
A classic Irish legend, you’ll follow the tale of merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom as they set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland.

Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk
Tim O’Toole teams up with the Little People to regain his fortune, stolen by the evil McGoons.

Fiona’s Luck
The artwork in this book of Fiona outwitting the Leprechaun King is gorgeous! You’ve got to check this one out!


St Patrick's Day Books for Kids

The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever
Do your children enjoy rhyming stories? Be sure to add this lively book to your reading basket!

Green Shamrocks
Rabbit is growing shamrocks in a pretty yellow pot so that he can wear them for St Patrick’s Day. When his pot of beautiful green shamrocks goes missing, he goes on a search and rescue mission!

Too Many Leprechauns
On St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns are lucky. But on every other day of the year, they make for noisy neighbors — and they’re turning the entire town of Dingle upside down!

The St. Patrick’s Day Shilleglaugh

A family retells the story of the shillelagh that was whittled from a tree. My children love this tale of Irish heritage.


St Patrick's Day Books for Kids

Shannon and the World’s Largest Leprechaun
Shannon is a Irish dancer with a broken shoe. How can she ever win the Saint Patrick’s Day Irish dance contest? Enter Liam, the world’s tallest leprechaun, ready to grant some wishes!

The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow
When a leprechaun appears and asks Colleen’s help in saving the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, she offers items of different colors to rebuild his lost rainbow.

The Luckiest Leprechaun
MacKenzie O’Shamrock is a feisty leprechaun who makes shoes for fairies and keeps a close eye on his gold. Read about his reluctant friendship with Lucky the dog.

Harp O’Gold
A poor musician who dreams of riches and fame trades his beloved but worn harp for one made of gold. When he becomes famous, he finds that something is missing.

Tales from Old Ireland

Tales from Old Ireland

Our very favorite collection of Irish folk tales — a must for every family with Irish heritage!

Did I miss one of your favorite books about Saint Patrick’s Day?

Be sure to share your favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!

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