Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Read Aloud Books
Grab your shamrocks, put on something green, and join in the merry making with these fun St. Patrick’s Day read aloud books.
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#1 How to Catch a Leprechaun
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
Follow a wee leprechaun as he travels from house to house making mischief. He is tempted by the treats, but must be careful to avoid the various leprechaun traps set up to catch him.
#2 Fiona’s Luck
Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman
After the greedy leprechaun king takes away all the luck in Ireland, Fiona must come up with a plan to bring good fortune back to her people.
#3 Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola
Lazy Jamie O’Rourke is excited when he happens to discover a leprechaun singing and making shoes. Expecting a pot of gold, Jamie is surprised when the tricky leprechaun wants to purchase his freedom with a tiny potato seed.
#4 The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing
In the form of a poem, this story tells all about the exciting events that happen on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day.
#5 That’s What Leprechauns Do
That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting
Learn about the history of leprechauns and all their mischievous ways with this informative and entertaining story about the wee folk of Ireland.
#6 The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever
The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever by Teddy Slater
It’s a St. Patrick’s Day parade! There’s leprechauns, dancing, and all sorts of fun to be had. Join this leprechaun family as they march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
#7 The Story of the Leprechaun
The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen
The village shoemaker is a leprechaun who keeps his gold well hidden. One day, a greedy man discovers the hiding spot and tries to steal the gold. How will the clever little leprechaun keep his gold safe?