The Most Popular Saint Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, it’ll be Saint Patrick’s Day again!

In all honesty, St. Patty’s Day isn’t a big deal in our family.

I’ve never been to a St. Patrick’s Day party, normally I space it’s coming up until a day or two prior, and I almost never wear green.

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This year, though, I thought it would be fun to do some stuff with Bee.

We’ll be baking some yummy green treats, making some awesome decorations, and reading books about St. Patrick’s Day.

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While all of our plans sound super fun, today the topic is Saint Patrick’s Day books for children!

I’m a firm believer in the power of books. In my mind, the only thing that beats books as a teaching tool is hands-on learning.

It can be a little tricky teaching young kids about St. Patty’s Day in a hands-on way. Sure, there are crafts and DIY projects galore on Pinterest, but how does that really teach our children about the holiday?

That’s why books are a big go-to for me when it comes to teaching Bee about holidays.

With so many to choose from, how can you be sure you’re getting the best books?

Here’s a list of the top 20 Saint Patrick’s Day books for kids.

Note: All book descriptions are copied from Amazon’s book listing.

St. Patrick’s Day Alphabet

This beautifully illustrated storybook dictionary explains 26 Irish traditions.


How to Trap a Leprechaun

Legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun, he’ll grant you a wish. But, be careful! Leprechauns are full of trickery.


The Story of the Leprechaun 

Ever wondered why leprechauns hide their pot of gold at the end of rainbows? The answer is revealed in this delightful and magical tale from the New York Times bestselling team Katherine Tegen and Sally Anne Lambert!


My Lucky Day

When a delicious-looking piglet knocks on Mr. Fox’s door “accidentally,” the fox can hardly believe his good luck. It’s not every day that dinner just shows up on your doorstep. It must be his lucky day! Or is it?


The Leprechaun Under the Bed

Cleverly told and brightly illustrated, this folktale friendship is a delightful tale for St. Patrick’s day– or any day when you could use a little magic.


Ten Lucky Leprechauns

Count from one to ten as one little leprechaun looking for treasure magically becomes ten silly leprechaun friends at the end of the rainbow!


The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun

A magical St. Patrick’s Day twist on the popular nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider!”


The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day

Natasha Wing puts an Irish twist on a Christmas classic.


Leprechaun in the US

St. Patrick’s Day is marked with three symbols: rainbows, leprechauns and the color green. This book will discuss why such symbols are used.


How to Catch a Leprechaun

You’ve been planning night and day, and finally, you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun? 


Jack and the Leprechaun

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Jack Mouse is visiting his cousin Sean in Ireland. Sean tells Jack about the myth of leprechauns, and Jack is determined to catch one for himself!


Pout-Pout Fish: Lucky Leprechaun

Will Mr. Fish and his friends find their pot of gold? At an affordable price point, and with two pages of stickers, this new format is fun and accessible for Mr. Fish’s fans and newcomers alike.


The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever!

Share in this leprechaun family’s charming St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with a fun parade and an Irish feast!


Lucky Tucker

After rolling in a patch of four-leaf clovers on St. Patrick’s Day, Tucker the terrier goes from having nothing go his way to becoming the luckiest dog of the day. 


The Story of Saint Patrick’s Day

This little book presents the story of Saint Patrick’s Day in a way that is simple enough for a toddler to understand.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George

Today is George’s lucky day—St. Patrick’s Day is here! George loves a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day means plenty o’ music, dancing, and feasting fun!


Hooray for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and time to join in the celebration. Children can lift the flaps for interactive fun as they see the children in this book make holiday crafts, taste traditional Irish food, perform a play about Saint Patrick, and even march in a Saint Patrick’s Day parade.


Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase

Will luck be on Pete’s side? Or will Pete learn luck is actually something earned?


A Berry Lucky St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this special St. Patty’s-themed 8×8 featuring Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends and a berry lucky four-leaf clover!


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover

She’s back! That lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow to hide a pot of gold.


Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Will brother and sister be able to restore Mandy’s good luck, or will the leprechauns ruin her St. Patrick’s Day? And will Rosco and the kids find Sparks before it’s too late? Find out in this heartwarming, family adventure, full of ancient Irish magic and contemporary, big-city parade fun.


How are you and your family celebrating St. Patty’s Day this year? Will you be reading any festive books? Doing Irish themed crafts?

Regardless of how you celebrate, I hope you have a great day!

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