St. Patrick's Day Books for the Kiddies

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A Fine St. Patrick's Day

by Susan Wojciechowski, illustrated by Tom Curry

The community comes together to paint the village Limerick Lime. A stranger in need of aid is also helped by this close-knit community. Nice lessons about helping others. The folk art illustrations are perfect for this very sweet tale.


Fiona's Luck

by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Kelly Murphy

What a wonderful tale, with a stingy leprechaun king who wants to keep all of the luck for himself and a plucky Irish girl who knows that something must be done about this injustice. With her cleverness and instincts she gives the stingy king his comeuppance in this story. This is a nice book to teach children about problem solving even when the problem seems insurmountable.


Leprechauns Never Lie

by Lecia Balian, Lorna Balian

This story is about a leprechaun, a lazy girl, her grandmother, and the lesson that is learned on the way to retrieve a pot of gold. The watercolor illustrations done by the author’s daughter Lecia are gorgeous and really go very well with the story.


O'Sullivan Stew

illustrated by Hudson Talbott

A feisty Irish girl sets out to save her village. This is a great one to read aloud to your children or better yet a group of kids.


Shannon and the World's Tallest Leprechaun

by Sean Callahan, illustrated by Kathleen Kemly

Shannon is a poor Irish step dancer. Three days before the St. Patrick’s Day step dance contest, the heel on her dance shoe breaks and Shannon’s parents can’t afford another pair. Shannon makes a wish in Irish, and lo and behold, a 6-foot tall leprechaun appears! But aren’t leprechauns supposed to be short? This is a charming read for St. Patrick’s Day or any time of the year.


That's What Leprechauns Do

by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

Ari, Boo, and Col are three leprechauns that must dig up their pot of gold before the rainbow comes and exposes the gold’s location. Caldecott Medalist McCully’s whimsical illustrations are a great accompaniment to this cute, comical tale.


Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk

by Gerald McDermott

The evil McGoons trick Tim O’Toole out of his fortune, so he teams up with his benefactors The Little People to gain it back.