10 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids Under $10

Your books about love and friendship are going back in storage, and it’s time to show off your collection of St. Patrick’s Day books for kids!  Wait, maybe you don’t have a collection of Irish holiday books, yet. That’s okay, because I’ve got you covered with these 10 St. Patrick’s Day books for kids under $10!  Your kiddos will be so excited to hear about all the mischief and tricks these silly leprechauns have!

St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

1. Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase

Pete the famous cat is preparing to trap a leprechaun for his friends!  But Clover, the tricky leprechaun, is not so easy to catch.  This book teaches the lesson about luck, and comes with a poster, stickers, and 12 punch-out St. Patrick’s Day cards to keep the learning fun!

2. How to Catch a Leprechaun

This was a class favorite, year-to-year, when I taught Kindergarten.  The kiddos loved the rhyming and being left with a sense of wonder!  After reading this story, your kiddos will be ready to make a leprechaun trap.  Just think of all the learning opportunities one story can bring.

3. There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover

From season to season, this famous old lady swallows the most bizarre holiday treats, just to reveal a surprise at the end.  Add this to your St. Patrick’s Day Books for kids collection, because she will bring a beautiful rainbow of a surprise at the end.

4. Ten Lucky Leprechauns

This a great St. Patrick’s Day counting book! What’s better than one leprechaun looking for treasure?  Ten silly leprechauns, of course ?  This book has rhyming and humor for your little kiddos.

5. There Once Was a Man Named Michael Finnegan

This silly version of the classic folk song is perfect for preschool and early elementary kiddos. The kids will be laughing, and glued to your every word 🙂

St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books


6. The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School

Can you just imagine…a gingerbread man AND a leprechaun loose in a school? Oh, my! I wish this book was around when I was teaching kindergarten!  This is perfect to do a storybook comparison, and leads to so many fun St. Patrick’s Day learning activities.  I would say definitely add this to your collection of St. Patrick’s Day books for kids.

7. The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever

With lots of rhyming and bright illustrations, this is a great St. Patrick’s Day book for kids.

8. That’s What Leprechauns Do

Every kid wants to know what leprechauns do.  This read aloud story book for St. Patrick’s Day shows us how leprechauns like to have fun.  Go along a journey with the leprechauns as they get to the end of the rainbow.

9. The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun

Your younger kiddos will love this St. Patrick’s Day board book.  Sing along to the tune of a famous nursery rhyme, and suddenly you have the perfect St. Patrick’s Day song for kids.

10. St. Patrick’s Day

Written by Gail Gibbons, a popular non-fiction author, this book is full of fun St. Patrick’s Day facts for kids.  If you want to teach your kids about the holiday, the Irish culture, and the history of St. Patrick’s Day, this book is what you want!  Non-fictions books about St. Patrick’s Day are hard to come by, and Gail Gibbons exceeded those expectations.

St. Patrick’s Day Kindergarten Activities

Inspire the kiddos with books, then keep keep the learning fun with math centers, leprechaun and shamrock poems, and St. Patrick’s Day writing activities.  Grab your St. Patrick’s Day kindergarten bundle, HERE.

Find even more St. Patrick’s Day Books in my Amazon storefront, HERE.

Before you go, here are some blog posts you’d enjoy:

5 St. Patrick’s Day Poems for Kids

Over The Rainbow Kindergarten Crate Crafts

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kindergarten

St. Patrick’s Day Treats for kids


St. Patrick’s Day books for kids