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St. Patrick's Day Picture Books

Fun picture book read-alouds to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
 
Cover image for Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
by Tomie dePaola

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, the story of Patrick is told. Full color.

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Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale
by Tomie dePaola

Saints preserve us! Just when his poor wife's back gives out, lucky Jamie O'Rourke — the laziest man in all of Ireland — traps himself a leprechaun, from whom he wins a single wish. What does Jamie wish for? All the potatoes he can eat.

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Cover image for It's St. Patrick's Day!
It's St. Patrick's Day!
by Rebecca Gomez Illustrated by Mary Morgan

It's St. Patrick's Day follows two children as they celebrate this joyous Irish holiday. Beautiful illustrations compliment easy-to-read rhyming text.

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Fluffy's Lucky Day
by Kate McMullan Illustrated by Mavis Smith

On the day of the school's Saint Patrick's Day party, Fluffy, the classroom guinea pig, learns about and meets a leprechaun.

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Clever Tom and the Leprechaun
by Linda Shute

When Tom Fitzpatrick finds a leprechaun, he thinks his fortune will be made with the leprechaun's gold. Clever Tom soon learns that the leprechaun is more clever than he has ever dreamed of being!

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Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure
by Robert D. San Souci Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

Margaret has a brave heart. She dreams of adventure and longs to travel to distant lands, so when a tall ship appears in the harbor, headed north to the Kingdoms of the Cold, Margaret won't be left behind.

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