Your students can learn just what St. Patrick’s day is all about while reading these fun St. Patty’s day themed books! They will have your class laughing and reading the whole month of March while they think about leprechauns, shamrocks, pots of gold, and saints. Check out some of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day books for kids!
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St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids
Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting
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?
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola
When his wife injures her back and can’t do all the work, Jamie O’Rourke–the laziest man in all of Ireland–is sure he’ll starve to death. A wiley leprechaun intervenes, and one wish later, Jamie is the proud owner of a potato as big as a house!
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato is a great read aloud to teach cause and effect! Grab the full read aloud lesson here to use in your classroom.
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?
St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
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 with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore! 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 picture book and get inspired to build leprechaun traps of your own at home or in the classroom!
How to Trap a Leprechaun by Sue Fleiss
Legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun, he’ll grant you a wish. But, be careful! Leprechauns are full of trickery. To catch one, you’ll need to be clever in crafting your trap. Grab some glitter and glue and get prepared for your wily holiday visitors!
On the night before St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns show up to steal your treasures and then disappear as quickly as they came. However, if you’re careful you might be able to catch one and then he’ll grant you a wish. You’ll have to be sneaky and set just the right trap to trap a leprechaun.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro
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.
Lucky Tucker by Leslie McGuirk
When Tucker the terrier wakes up on Saint Patrick’s Day, he gets off on the wrong paw. Nothing is going his way until he rolls in a bed of clover —- a bed of four-leaf clovers, that is, which just happens to belong to a leprechaun! Lucky Tucker! From snatching a falling scoop of ice cream to wrestling with his best friends to getting a whole box of new toys, Tucker is now the luckiest dog around!
What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day books to share with your students?
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