10 St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books for Your Kids

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St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner. Here are 10 terrific St. Patrick’s Day books your kids are sure to love.

St. Paddy's Day Books

  • O’Sullivan Stew (Picture Puffins)
  • A Fine St. Patrick’s Day
  • The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow
  • The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day
  • That’s What Leprechauns Do
  • Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick’s Day Symbols by Arndt, Ursula; Barth, Edna published by Sandpiper Paperback
  • Leprechauns Never Lie
  • The Leprechaun’s Gold
  • Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
  • Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk (Picture Puffins)

o'Sullivan Stew

O’Sullivan Stew (Picture Puffins): Someone has stolen the witch of Crookhaven’s horse, and there will be no peace in the village until it is returned. So bold, brassy Kate O’Sullivan takes matters into her own hands. But instead of saving the day, she manages to land herself -- and her family -- in trouble with the king. So Kate sets out to save their hides the only way she knows how -- with a good story.

A Fine St. Patrick's Day

A Fine St. Patrick’s Day: Welcome to the rival towns of Tralee and Tralah, where the annual St. Patrick’s Day decorating contest is under way. Every year, Tralah defeats Tralee. This year, though, little Fiona Riley has a wonderful idea that will help Tralee win the contest for sure. But neither town has counted on a stranger arriving -- a funny little man with pointed ears and boots trimmed with bells -- who will turn the contest upside down!

The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow

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 Night Before St. Patrick's Day

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day: Natasha Wing puts an Irish twist on a Christmas classic. It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold?

That's What Leprechauns Do

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. For, besides burying pots of gold, mischief is what leprechauns do!

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