One of my favorite parts about St. Patricks's Day is watching how excited my little ones get thinking about all the magic that comes with it. They're so fascinated with leprechauns and their pots of gold and it's absolutely adorable. I was so glad to have found children's books about the holiday to help me soak up these precious magical moments as much as I can!
How To Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace. You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun?
Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase by James Dean. It's St. Patrick's Day, and it's also the grand opening of Pete the Cat's leprechaun catching business. Pete gears up to trap a leprechaun for his friends! But catching a leprechaun is never easy—especially if it’s Clover, who's full of tricks. Will luck be on Pete’s side? Or will Pete learn luck is actually something earned?
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by 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?
That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting. What do leprechauns do? They bury a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, of course. But as Mrs. Bally Bunion’s ox, Miss Maude Murphy’s hen, and Old Jamie soon find out, they can’t resist having a little fun along the way. For, besides burying pots of gold, mischief is what leprechauns do!
The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater. Top o' the morning! It's March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year. Join them as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music, dancing, and a parade!
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover by Lucille Colandro. 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.
The Gingerbread Man And The Leprechaun Loose At School by Laura Murray. After a mischievous leprechaun makes a mess of the band room, the Gingerbread Man vows to catch him. He follows the leprechaun's clues all around the building finding chaos everywhere--even in the library! But then he finds the worst clue of all. It says the leprechaun's next target might be a house made of gingerbread!