St. Patrick's Day

Susan Wojciechowski
Every St. Patrick's Day two Irish towns compete for the best decorations. But no one has counted on a stranger arriving who will turn the contest upside down!
Kathy Ross

Twenty simple St. Patrick's Day crafts that kids can make using everyday materials. Clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions result in great craft projects for beginners. Some of the crafts include a Candy Box Shamrock, a Leprechaun Face Mask, a Rainbow Bracelet, & a Pot of Gold Table Decoration.

Joan Holub
The Ant Hill kids are back, and this time they are performing in a St. Patrick's Day parade complete with shamrocks and bagpipes! When a high-spirited leprechaun chase leads them to the end of a rainbow, the ants find a delightful surprise!
Eve Bunting
Rabbit is growing shamrocks in a pretty yellow pot--he's getting them ready for St. Patrick's Day so he can wear them for the parade! When his pot of beautiful green shamrocks goes missing, he goes searching . . . will he find them in time?
Rebecca Gomez
"This Level 1 rhyming reader introduces young children to the St. Patrick's Day holiday, from dressing in green outfits to marching in a musical parade! It's St. Patrick's Day follows two children as they celebrate this joyous Irish holiday. Beautiful illustrations compliment easy-to-read rhyming text. From dressing in green outfits to dancing an Irish reel, from finding a four-leaf clover singing Irish songs and marching in a parade, everyone can be Irish on this special day!"
Alice Schertle

Shy Jeremy Bean forgets, much as to his humiliation, to wear green to school for St. Patrick's Day.

Peter and Connie Roop

Examines the history, customs, and folklore of St. Patrick's Day. Includes a craft, a recipe, and jokes and riddles.

Steven Kroll

When the family’s potato crop fails in Ireland, Mary’s family comes to America. Like many Irish immigrants they look forward to the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Mary wants to be a special part of the celebration and begins her search for a perfect shamrock in the city, in winter – impossible!

Tomie DePaola

Relates the life and legends of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Ann Tompert

A picture book biography of the patron saint of Ireland.

Margaret Hodges

When a poor Irish peddler follows the instructions given to him by Saint Patrick in a dream, his life is greatly changed. Includes background on Saint Patrick and on the origin of the story.

Edna Barth

Explores the origin and meaning of the symbols and legends associated with St. Patrick's Day.

Sean Callahan
Shannon is a stepdancer with a broken shoe. How can she ever win the Saint Patrick's Day stepdancing contest? Enter Liam, the world's tallest leprechaun. A leprechaun grants wishes, right?
Gail Gibbons

This bright and colorful book tells the story of the saint's life and describes his miracles.

Molly Aloian
On March 17th of each year, millions of people all over the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Taste the foods, hear the music, and dance the dances that make up his celebration. The history of this celebration will captivate children and teach them about Irish culture and traditions.
Dorothy Goeller
Green here, green there. Everything seems to be green. Why so much green? Full-color photos and simple text uncover the reason why.
Dorothy Rhodes Freeman
St. Patrick's Day -- Fact or fiction? -- Growing up in Britain -- Kidnapped! -- Patrick saves the crew -- Return to Ireland -- Patrick, the saint -- Famous legends -- St. Patrick's Day celebrations -- St. Patrick's Day in a school -- Special symbols.
Beverly Barras Vidrine
For each letter of the alphabet, presents and defines a word relating to Saint Patrick or to the holiday that celebrates him.
Salina Yoon
Count along with the forest friends in this shimmery board book! Five bright green holographic shamrock tabs and fun rhyming text make this a St. Patrick's Day treat!
Carol Gnojewski
"The parade is coming, and everywhere you look you see shamrocks and magical pots of gold. It is St. Patrick's Day, a holiday that is especially important to Irish people everywhere. In St. Patrick's Day Crafts, ten easy crafts are presented along with step-by-step directions, photographs, and traceable patterns. An introduction to the origins of the holiday is also included. So get ready to decorate your home and wear something green ... because on St. Patrick's Day, everyone can be Irish!"
Eve Bunting
Jamie seeks a way to prove that he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick's Day parade.
Janet Nolan
A family retells the story of the shillelagh that was whittled from a tree. During the Irish potato famine, Fergus and his family left for America. But first Fergus cut a branch from a blackthorn tree to take a piece of Ireland with him.
Eve Bunting

When leprechauns Ari, Boo, and Col need to place the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, they cannot help getting into mischief along the way.

Sheila MacGill-Callahan

Before he becomes a saint, Patrick drives all the snakes but one out of Ireland and that last one he throws into Scotland's Loch Ness.

Sean Callahan

When Roy G. Biv, a leprechaun, appears and asks Colleen's help in saving the St. Patrick's Day parade, she offers items of different colors to rebuild his lost rainbow, but is reluctant to part with a special gift from her grandfather.

Natasha Wing
It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold? Natasha Wing’s latest title is once again told in verse to the same meter of Clement Moore’s classic.