red head girl wearing a green st. Patrick's day hat

St. Patrick was a fifth-century apostle and the patron saint of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to that country. This year, St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, March 17. What better way to celebrate this lucky holiday than through the gift of reading? From toddlers to kindergarteners, there are plenty of books out there to teach them about St. Patrick’s Day and the luck o’ the Irish. Check out these five-star books about St. Patrick’s Day on Amazon.

How to Catch a Leprechaun

This is yet another installation of the “How to Catch” series that kids love so much. How to Catch a Leprechaun, written by Adam Wallace and illustrated by Andy Elkerton, is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Get inspired to build leprechaun traps at home or in the classroom with this fun and lively picture book for all ages.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

Another beloved series (There Was an Old Lady ) forms the backbone of this classic song with a St. Patrick’s Day twist. What will the old lady swallow next? This iconic rhyming tale is written by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee.

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day

Written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer, The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day is the latest installment in this best-selling series. You’ll have fun with this read-aloud that’s all about – you guessed it – the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Tim and Maureen are setting traps to catch their leprechaun. Will they actually catch one? And will they be able to find the pot of gold?

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

Written by Tomie dePaola, this illustrated tribute honors the Irish patron saint in a timeless picture book. Get it in large-format paperback or as a board book. Either way, it’s a great introduction to important Irish legends like St. Patrick. Read all about the life of Saint Patrick—from his birth in Britain, to captivity in Ireland, to the visions that resulted in the first Christian church in Ireland.

Take a Tour of Country Home Learning Center Today

We embrace the love of learning through reading, as well as teaching about important historical figures and holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. To learn more about our programs, contact us today to schedule a tour.