St. Patrick’s Day Books for Your Little Leprechaun

Read all about the luck of the Irish!

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Teach your kiddo all about this Irish holiday that involves leprechauns, shamrocks and all things green by reading a great book. Here are some of our favorites.

Lucky Tucker by Leslie McGuirk

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Best for ages: 2-5

Everything seems to go wrong for Tucker the Terrier until his luck changes when he rolls in a pile of four-leaf clovers that belong to a leprechaun. Follow this adorable dog in a tale that’s sure to delight the littlest readers.

Ten Lucky Leprechauns by Kathryn Heling

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Best for ages: 3-5

Great to teach young learners about counting in a fun way that they’ll remember, this book introduces kids to ten adorable leprechauns, all looking for treasure at the end of the rainbow. It is especially fun to spot and discuss the differences in each leprechaun.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro

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Best for ages: 3-5

First, she swallowed a fly, then she swallowed a book. Now the old lady that every kid loves to learn about is back because she is swallowing St. Patrick’s Day items to make the perfect holiday rainbow! With repetitive reading lines, this is the perfect story for young readers to read alongside grown-ups.

Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman

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Best for ages: 4-8

When the greedy leprechaun king steals all of the good fortune in Ireland, Fiona comes up with a plan to restore the luck to the people of her country. With spunk, intelligence and bravery, the main character is also a great role model for little ladies.

Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting

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Best for ages: 4-8

Rabbit is growing Shamrocks to showcase at the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Sadly, they go missing the morning of the parade and Rabbit must question all of his friends to find out where they went. Will he find them in time for the big event? This book also covers a step-by-step procedure of planting and caring for Shamrock seeds, a perfect parent-child project for the holiday.

Pete the Cat: The Leprechaun Chase by Kimberly Dean

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Best for ages: 4-8

Just like most kids, Pete the cat wants to catch a leprechaun so he and his friends can have good luck. But catching a leprechaun is never easy, and Pete discovers that the hard way. This silly book also comes complete with a poster, stickers and 12 punch-out St. Patrick’s Day cards.

The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever by Teddy Slater

Best for ages: 4-8

It’s March 17, the day everyone has been waiting for … St. Patrick’s Day! Join the Leprechaun family as they march in the annual parade and celebrate with dancing, music and a big Irish feast.

How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace

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Best for ages: 4-10

The bestselling creators of the holiday classic “How to Catch an Elf” are back with another fun, rhyming children’s book chock full of colorful illustrations. This hilarious story is about a naughty leprechaun who manages to escape all of the traps that kids and grown-ups set for him, keeping the reader guessing if they will ever catch him.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George by H.A. Rey

Best for ages: 1-3

This charming board book for little learning readers features Curious George, a monkey who, despite his best efforts, can’t seem to stay out of trouble. George has donned his finest green threads, searched for leprechauns and even learned a few Irish dance steps — but will he make it to the St. Patrick’s parade without causing trouble? Find out if his lucky four-leaf clover can help him.

The Berenstain Bears’ St. Patrick’s Day by Mike Berenstain

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Best for ages: 3-6

The cubs have a lot to learn about St. Patrick’s Day before they can attend the annual parade, so Gramps takes them on a magical journey where they learn the traditions of the holiday and dream of leprechauns and pots of gold before waking up in their folding chairs, ready to cheer on the parade.


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Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky is an award-winning journalist and bestselling children's book author. She is the mom of three little ladies who keep her on her toes.
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