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, please let us know!

The Little Leprechaun
Who Loved Yellow!

by Sally Huss
Preschool - 1st grade

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

Fiona's Luck
by Teresa Bateman
illustrated by Kelly Murphy

Kindergarten - 5th grade

There Was an Old Lady
Who Swallowed a Clover

by Lucille Colandro
Preschool - 2nd grade

The Luckiest St.
Patrick's  Day Ever

by Teddy Slater
Preschool - 2nd grade

Ten Lucky

by Kathryn Heling
Preschool - Kindergarten

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

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

by Gerald McDermott
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Hooray for St.
Patrick's Day

by Joan Holub
Preschool - 1st grade

Lucky Tucker
by Leslie McGuirk
Preschool - 1st grade

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

Jamie O'Rourke and
the Big Potato

by Tomie dePaola
Preschool - 3rd grade

The Night Before
St. Patrick's Day

by Natasha Wing
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Jamie O'Rourke and
the Pooka

by Tomie dePaola
Preschool - 3rd grade

That's What
Leprechauns Do

by Eve Bunting
1st grade - 3rd grade

St. Patrick's Day Kids Readers/Chapter Books

There are a number of early chapter books and readers that are perfect for reading around St. Patrick's Day:

  • Magic Tree House Leprechaun in Late Winter
    by Mary Pope Osborne  (2nd grade - 5th grade)
  • Fluffy's Lucky Day
    by Kate McMullan  (1st grade - 3rd grade)
  • St. Patrick's Day from the Black Lagoon
    by Mike Thaler (3rd grade - 5th grade)
  • Robin Hill School: The Luck of the Irish
    by Margaret McNamara  (1st grade - 3rd grade)

To learn more about any of these books, click here.