Top Five St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books That I Like to Read by Angela Ferraris


It’s almost that time again when there will be  a sea of little  green people walking down the hallways. Holidays are big with children. They plan, dream, and celebrate more than we do. We all should stop, and take more notice of the holidays. Teaching in an elementary school does that. Some holidays involve special foods. Some involve candy. St. Patrick’s Day is about color. Kids with green hair, painted green faces, or glittery shamrocks on their cheeks. Everyone wore green when I was a kid, and if you forgot, sneaky pinching was done to you. The teachers never saw it.  No pinching is allowed now.

It is this Friday; the last day before spring break. Oh, and yes, it’s hat day too. Could someone check to see if it will be the full moon as well? Oh, wait. That’s today. (Maybe that is why the Maine Coon keeps meowing in my face?) Daylight savings today. Tomorrow, we’re suppose to get snow. Oh, and don’t forget about that AIR testing this week. (Correction: They are actually AFTER spring break!) What a busy week. Thank heavens I was evaluated last week.

I hope I remember to wear green on Friday (and a hat; maybe a green hat). Last year, I forgot. I was asked a bazillion times by a bazillion elementary students why I didn’t wear green like everyone else. The green paper shamrock I pinned to my shirt was not cutting it with them. I’m not going through that again.

I somehow have digressed. Here are some of the St. Patrick’s Day picture books I enjoy sharing:

*(I may get a commission for purchases made through links in this post through the Amazon Affiliate Program.  Books reviewed were checked out of the public library and not sent to me free for review).

St. Patrick's Day Gail Gibbons

St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons 1994 Buy here.*

Green Shamrocks

Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting 2011 Buy here.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro 2012 Buy here.*


Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potatoe by Tomie dePaola 1997 Buy here.*


How to Catch a Leprechaun

How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace. 2016 Buy here.*

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