7 Children's Books for St. Patrick's Day


One of the easiest ways to get kids excited about reading is to celebrate holidays by picking out a few books to read together. Not only is it educational, but it’s a fun and easy way to get kids wanting to read rather than making them. So more than just wearing green and searching for a pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day, find a few books that you can read with your kiddos. To help you, we did a little digging and found our Top 7 Children’s Books for St. Patrick’s Day.


How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace 

A fun-filled story about catching the star of St. Patrick’s Day, but it won’t be as easy as you think. This story makes a great addition to your St. Patrick’s Day that both you and your kids will love! 

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing 

A Christmas classic that has turned into a St. Patrick’s Day staple. Follow along as Tim and Maureen try and catch a leprechaun on The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day.

The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun by Jeffrey Burton

A fun twist to the classic nursery rhyme. Follow the itsy bitsy leprechaun as he searches for a lucky four-leaf clover. With bright colors and a rhythmic text, your little ones will love to discover some of the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day with the little leprechaun. 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! by Lucille Colandro

This classic book series brought back to life to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! With bright pictures and a rhythm to the text, your children will love reading about the Old Lady who is trying to make a rainbow to hide a pot of gold. 

The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever by Teddy Slater

Join with this leprechaun family as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a fun parade, an Irish feast, and all the music and dancing on the luckiest day of the year. This rhyming story is paired with lively illustrations that will keep your kids interested.

That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting

Learn about all the light-hearted fun that leprechauns have while on their way to bury the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Mischief makers of all ages will love this cute little tale.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Curious George by H. A. Rey

Follow George as he explores the music, dancing, and festival fun of St. Patrick’s Day. Learn about festive attire, Irish dancing, and all the luck that Curious George encounters.


These are just a few of our kid-friendly favorites to celebrate the lucky day – now go find yours! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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