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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 The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever!
The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever!
by Teddy Slater

The St. Patrick's Day parade is off to a very fine start.
The Leprechaun family is marching with lots of heart!
Share in their dancing, share in their fun.
You'll have the luck of the Irish when this day is done!

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Cover image for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
by Lucille Colandro Illustrated by Jared D. Lee

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.

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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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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

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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Looking for Leprechauns
by Abby Klein Illustrated by John McKinley

Today is Freddy's lucky day. It's St. Patrick's Day, a holiday full of green and gold. Children who don't wear green to school will get pinched by Max the bully, so Freddy makes sure to put on his green shark shirt. St.

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St. Patrick's Day Countdown
by Salina Yoon Illustrated by Salina Yoon

Toddlers can count down to St. Patrick's Day with this shamrock-shaped board book.

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The Shamrock Scare
by Courtney Tyo Illustrated by Duendes Del Sur

Scooby-Doo is an 'Ameri-canine' icon, the most beloved cartoon pooch of the past three generations. The snack-sniffling sleuth and his pals are in the midst of a huge popularity and awareness upswing

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St. Patrick's Day
by Gail Gibbons

In addition to the story of Patrick's life, here is information about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shamrocks to shillelaghs. People give cards, share meals, and wear green to honor Ireland, the Emerald Isle — and there are parades! Included are six legends about Patrick.

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St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Jan Brett

Jamie seeks a way to prove that he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick's Day parade.

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A Fine St. Patrick's Day
by Susan Wojciechowski Illustrated by Tom Curry

Two towns, Tralee and Tralah, compete in an annual St. Patrick's Day decorating contest which Tralah boastfully always wins, but when their hearts are put to the test by a little man with pointed ears, Tralee wins with no effort at all.

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Jack and the Leprechaun
by Ivan Robertson Illustrated by Katy Bratun

Jack the mouse goes to visit his cousin in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day and spends the day trying to catch a leprechaun.

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