Best St. Patrick's Day
Kids Books


Below are some of the best St. Patrick's Day children's books. As teachers, we love how we can use the excitement about this holiday -- leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold, shamrocks -- to get kids engaged in writing and math and all kids of learning activities. It's amazing how much writing you will get out of a kid when their prompt is "How do you catch a leprechaun?" or "If you had a pot of gold, where would you hide it?"  The books below are great introductions to these activities.... great for stirring up the excitement and interest.  And, they're just plain fun to read!

We'd expected there to be many more books on this holiday for kids. Are we missing some?  If you have any suggestions to add to this list, please let us know!

St. Patrick's Day
by Anne Rockwell
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Night Before St. Patrick's Day
by Natasha Wing
Kindergarten - 3rd grade



The Little Leprechaun
Who Loved Yellow! 

by Sally Huss
Preschool - 1st grade

That's What Leprechauns Do
by Eve Bunting
by Emily Arnold McCully
1st grade - 3rd grade



Ten Lucky Leprechauns
by Kathryn Heling
Preschool - Kindergarten

Lucky Tucker
by Leslie McGuirk
Preschool - 1st grade



Hooray for St. Patrick's Day
by Joan Holub
Preschool - 1st grade

Tim O'Toole and the Wee
Folk: An Irish Tale

by Gerald McDermott
Kindergarten - 3rd grade



The Luckiest St. Patrick's
Day Ever

by Teddy Slater
Preschool - 2nd grade

Leprechaun in Late Winter
Magic Tree House
by Mary Pope Osborne
2nd grade - 5th grade



There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
by Lucille Colandro
Preschool - 2nd grade

Green Shamrocks
by Eve Bunting
illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy
Preschool - 2nd grade



Jamie O'Rourke and
the Big Potato

by Tomie dePaola
Preschool - 3rd grade

Jamie O'Rourke and
the Pooka

by Tomie dePaola
Preschool - 3rd grade



Fiona's Luck
by Teresa Bateman
Kindergarten - 5th grade

The Leprechaun's Gold
by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Preschool - 4th grade


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