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10 Unique St. Patrick’s Day Books

Not all St. Patrick’s Day books fall into the leprechaun or religion category. There’s much more to this holiday to share with our kids.

If you’re planning a lesson to learn about St. Patrick or are throwing a party at home, it’s the perfect time to introduce kids of all ages to new concepts about a holiday that has become incredibly westernized.

If you look carefully, there are many books for children that talk about brave girls, dragons and Ireland, in between all of the literature on St. Patrick’s Day symbols. But don’t go looking yet — I’ve compiled 10 unique titles below for you to read with your kids — paperback or Kindle editions. There’s some for all ages, from little ones just learning about the holiday to older ones who might want to know why shamrocks are a part of it or who came up with leprechauns anyway.

Click through to see my top picks for St. Patrick’s Day books.

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    Click through to see old favorites and new classics!

  • Fiona’s Luck 2 of 11
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    After a jealous leprechaun king steals all the luck, brave Fiona plots ways to outsmart him in order to get her people back some much needed luck of their own. A great story for both girls and boys about standing up to someone who is wrong, no matter how powerful.

    Purchase on Amazon for $7.16

    Also on Audible. 

  • The Story of Saint Patrick 3 of 11
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    A perfect book on the saint Patrick for the littler ones. The illustrations inside are black and white, the reading is simple for beginning readers or eager listeners. 

    Purchase on Amazon for $5.70

    Also on Kindle. 

  • The Irish Cinderlad 4 of 11
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    A boyish spin on Cinderella, Becan runs away from his stepfamily to have all kinds of adventures. Always worried about  his large feet, he runs away before a princess he saves can thank him, leaving behind a giant boot instead of a glass slipper. 

    Purchase on Amazon for $6.29

  • St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning 5 of 11
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    The little boy in this book decides that although his family says he's too young to be in the St. Patrick's Day parade, he's going to prove them wrong. Along with the fun is a look at Ireland and the culture there. 

    Purchase on Amazon for $6.29

  • That’s What Leprechauns Do 6 of 11
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    These leprechauns set out to bury the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but because of how mischevious they are, it doesn't quite go as smoothly as planned. Beautifully illustrated with watercolor and ink. 

    Purchase on Amazon for $3.94

  • Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs 7 of 11
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    A book for older children on everything St. Patrick — from the man to the symbols we associate with this day. It's a beautifully drawn black and white reader. 

    Purchase on Amazon for $.01

  • Curious George 8 of 11
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    What is a holiday without this little famous monkey helping the smaller children understand? Curious George's antics will have your kids laughing as they learn about all the fun St. Patrick's Day is about. 

    Purchase on Amazon for $5.99

    Also on Kindle.

  • Patron Saint of Ireland 9 of 11
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    This book tells the story of St. Patrick's life — along with several of the myths that surround his good deeds. Tomie dePaola is best known for Strega Nona — in case you're thinking that cover art looks familiar. 

    Purchase on Amazon for $5.38

    Also on Kindle.

  • This is Ireland 10 of 11
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    Want to share more with your kids on the country of Ireland? This book is part of a series that the publisher has reissued — 40 years after the original printing. I loved the peek of it so much we ended up purchasing it for our daughter. 

    Purchase on Amazon for $13.84

  • When Irish Eyes are Smiling 11 of 11
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    Questions kids may have about the holiday where green is abundant are explained in this book, along with interesting facts about St. Patrick's Day. Did you know the official color really should be blue instead of green?

    Purchase on Amazon for $6.08

 

Diana blogs at Diana Wrote about her life with a daughter here and three sons in heaven, life as an army wife, and her faith. You can also find her work on Liberating Working MomsShe Reads TruthStill Standing MagazineThe New York Times, and The Huffington Post, with smaller glimpses into her day on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. More from Diana:

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