It's Read Across America week, and what better way to kick it off than to check out some books in anticipationg of St. Patrick's Day! Reading books about holidays is a terrific way to explain why and what we're celebrating. The following is a brief list of some fun St. Patrick's Day books for kids that your little ones will surely love!
Hooray for St. Patrick's Day by Joan Hulb and Paul Meisel. This is a fun lift-the-flap book that's fun and informative. The clever rhymes provide quick bits of information about St. Patty's Day that won't overwhelm small children.
The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater. This is a cute book about a leprechaun family that marches in the St. Patrick's Day parade. The rhymes are fun and your little leprechaun will enjoy reading about how other leprechauns dance, sing, and celebrate the holiday.
Let's Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by Peter Roop. This book is full of information for your kiddo. It explains the traditions, the history, and the folklore of the holiday. It also comes with fun riddles and a recipe!
That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting and Emily Arnold McCully. This is for kids in first grade and up and is great for kids just learning to read. Bunting has written a fun book about three leprechauns who are off to put their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Along the way the trio become a bit mischievious, as leprechauns are prone to do, and pull quite a few pranks.
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting and Jan Brett. Another Eve Bunting book, but it's super cute and has a great message for little kids. It's about Jamie, a little lad who wants to participate in the village parade but is told by his family he's too young and too small to do so, especially when it comes to Acorn Hill. Jamie sets off on his own and creates his own parade with music and marching - and makes it up the hill. He gets back to the house before the family knows. It's very sweet and shows that kids are stronger than we give them credit for!