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Six St. Patrick’s Day Books

Do you love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Do want to learn more about the holiday with some great children’s books? Well then, read on!

St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons

“Every year on March 17th, people all over the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! In this bright picture book, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons tells you everything you need to know about this holiday. You’ll learn the story of Patrick’s life, legends about the saint, and the history of the holiday. From shamrocks to shillelaghs, Gail Gibbons’ signature combination of accessible text and clear, colorful illustrations creates a perfect introduction to a fun holiday. A perfect introduction to the customs surrounding the holiday– parades, special meals, and of course wearing lots of green. Filled with facts, legends, and traditions, this book is ideal for kids learning about the holiday, Irish culture, and history.”

 

How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace

“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? Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s book.

How to catch a leprechaun?
It’s tougher than you think!
He’ll turn your whole house upside down.
He’s quicker than a wink!”

Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase by James Dean

“It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s also the grand opening of Pete the Cat’s leprechaun catching business. Pete gears up to trap a leprechaun for his friends! But catching a leprechaun is never easy—especially if it’s Clover, who’s full of tricks. Will luck be on Pete’s side? Or will Pete learn luck is actually something earned?”

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing

“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? Natasha Wing’s sweet story is once again told in verse to the same meter of Clement Moore’s classic.”

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola

“Beloved children’s book author-illustrator Tomie dePaola recounts the life of Saint Patrick—from his noble birth in Britain, to his captivity in Ireland, to the visions which led him to return and found the first Christian church in Ireland. With his signature bold illustrations and engaging prose, Tomie dePaola recounts a number of legends about the Saint—including the well-known story of how he drove the snakes from Ireland, and his association with the shamrock.”

The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun by Jeffrey Burton

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

The itsy bitsy leprechaun was hiding pots of gold.
Down came a rainbow, colorful and bold,
Out came his friends and they all began to look,
For the perfect four leaf clover hidden in this book!

The itsy bitsy leprechaun is ready for a St. Patrick’s Day adventure as he searches for a lucky four-leaf clover. Little ones will love this magical twist on the classic nursery rhyme ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider!’”

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