Here are 10 terrific
St. Patrick Day picture books your kids are sure to love.
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner.. and everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.
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10 St. Patrick Day Picture Books for Your Leprechaun
St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved holiday celebrated by people around the world.
TWhether you’re of Irish descent or simply love the festivities and traditions that come with the holiday, there’s no denying the magic of this special day.
From parades and feasts to wearing green and decorating with shamrocks, there are countless ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
And what better way to get into the spirit of the holiday than with a great book?
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.
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.
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!
Rabbit is growing shamrocks in a pretty yellow pot.
He’s getting them ready for St. Patrick’s Day so he can wear them for the parade!
When his pot of beautiful green shamrocks goes missing, he goes searching…
Will he find them in time?
It's raining, and Colleen is sad. How can her grandfather play his bagpipes in the St. Patrick's Day parade?
His music is so beautiful it makes people laugh and cry at once.
Suddenly, a leprechaun appears before her.
He says he can make the sun come out by creating a rainbow – but to build its colors, Colleen must give up the thing she holds most dear.
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.
Will they be able to find his pot of gold?
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.
With warmth and vitality, Edna Barth tells the colorful stories, legends, and historical facts behind St. Patrick’s Day and shows how the spirit of this ancient Irish holiday is still alive in many countries.
Shamrocks, shillelaghs, reed pipes, and leprechauns — these are some of the many symbols that remind us of St. Patrick’s Day.
Who was St. Patrick?
And what is this early spring holiday all about?
Ninny Nanny and Gram are in a bad state.
The thatch on their roof is broken, the rain barrel is empty, the potatoes need digging, and all they have to eat is rainwater soup.
But Ninny Nanny is lazy and not inclined to work.
So she decides to catch a leprechaun and find out where he has hidden his fortune!
The idea is splendid, but finding the pot of gold turns out to be much more than Ninny Nanny and Gram bargained for!
In this classic Irish legend, two harpists — merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom — set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland.
When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to be the winner — but he doesn’t′t reckon with the clever trickery of a mischievous little leprechaun.
The story of Patrick’s life, from his noble birth in Britain, to his being captured and taken to Ireland by a group of bandits, to the “dreams” that led him to convert the Irish people to the Christian faith.
DePaola also retells several well-known legends, including the story of how Patrick got rid of all the snakes in Ireland.
When the evil McGoons trick Tim O’Toole out of his fortune, he teams up with his benefactors, the Little People, to regain his treasure.
McDermott’s illustrated books (including Caldecott winner Arrow to the Sun) and animated films have earned him international recognition.
Top o’ the morning! It’s March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year.
Join them as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, and a parade!
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