5 Picture Books for St. Patrick’s Day

Spring is almost here, and that means St. Patrick’s Day is almost here as well! It’s such a fun time to celebrate legends, luck, and leprechauns. And of course, it’s the perfect day to share a fun holiday book with your kids. Here are five of our family’s favorite picture books about St. Patrick’s Day.

5 Picture Books for St. Patrick’s Day

5 Picture Books for St. Patricks Day

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover (Lucille Colandro) – An Irish take on the classic children’s song.

The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever (Teddy Slater) – A rhyming tale of how one leprechaun family celebrates St. Patrick’s Day!

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day (Natasha Wing) – What do you do the night before St. Patrick’s Day? Set leprechaun traps! A fun Irish adaptation of Twas the Night Before Christmas. 

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato (Tommie dePaola) – A traditional Irish folktale told by one of the best-loved children’s authors in the world.

Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk (Gerald McDermott) – The McGoons have tricked Tim O’Toole out of his treasure. Can he and the little people get it back?

Who needs a pot of gold when you’ve got a great book? Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Crystal is an activist, feminist, and mom of three. She loves reading, crochet, and enjoying her family and friends. She lives with her family in Indianapolis.

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