7 St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

I have the honor of learning about some of the best books St. Patrick’s Day books from some lovely homeschooling mothers. We love reading all kinds of books, but these seven books are ones that we have ordered from our library for St. Patrick’s Day.

Every year I say I’m going to do better at preparing for and celebrating holidays, and every year I wait too long and fall short of what I dream. This year has been no exception. I did think I was starting early enough when I ordered our St. Patrick’s Day books at the end of February. I was shocked to discover that there were already 10 or more people in line for each book that I was hoping to get. As of today, it seems like I may get 4 of them in time for the holiday… but that’s a far cry from what I had hoped. I supposed with Amazon 2-day shipping there is still time if you want to catch this by St. Patrick’s Day. That may be the only way we get some of them in time.

So if all my holiday dreams come true, this is what we would be reading.

That’s What Leprechauns Do

This book is a fun story to spark the imagination and introduce  Leprechaun imaginative play to children.

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

This book will give your children an introduction to the history of St. Patrick’s Day, from the same author of the classic Strega Nona.

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning 

This book is about a sweet little boy who sets out to prove he isn’t too little to be part of the St. Patrick’s Day parade. It sounds so cute and I can’t wait to read it to the kids.

Fiona’s Luck 

This one must be amazing because there are so many people in line to get it from the library that we won’t get it until at least May.

Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka

I didn’t grow up hearing stories of Pooka’s and fairies. My goal is to pass as many of these stories on to the kids as I can. I may be smelling a fairy garden in our future.

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato 

This is a follow up to the book above and continues the story of Jamie O’Rourke the laziest man in all of Ireland. In this story, a leprechaun is the one he thinks will bail him out of trouble. Another great introduction to Irish Folktales.

Fiona’s Lace

This book explores the history of Irish immigrants in storybook form. I’m especially excited to share this one with our kids, because my grandmother and grandfather were immigrant children (not Irish, but it will be fun to tell them a bit of their own history in with the story).

Additional Resources for St. Patrick’s Day

Read Aloud Revival has these and several book recommendations for older children on their website as well. You can check out their resources, if your children are past the age for picture books.

Also if you’ve forgot to plan anything fun for St. Patrick’s day I’ve added some EASY ideas to do with toddlers and preschoolers on this Pinterest board!

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