St. Patrick’s Day is one of the more underrated holidays that we celebrate here in the United States. Picking up one of these fun reads to share is just one way to celebrate.
Stay tuned for more ways to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish!
The Leprechaun in the Basement by Kathy Tucker
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, but Michael doesn’t feel like celebrating. His dad is out of work and has no money for new baseball shoes. As Michael heads into the basement on an errand, he hears someone singing—it’s a leprechaun, conmplete with pot of gold!
After encountering a leprechaun, Michael McKeever asks him to help with his family’s money problems, but unable to part with his gold, the wee man finds another way to help.
Shannon and the World’s Tallest Leprechaun by Sean Callahan
Shannon is a stepdancer with a broken shoe. How can she ever win the Saint Patrick’s Day stepdancing contest?
Enter Liam, the world’s tallest leprechaun.
A leprechaun grants wishes, right? But Liam not only doesn’t look like a leprechaun, he grants wishes in his own unusual way.
St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice by Joyce A. Stengel
St. Patrick settles in for a much-needed nap after driving the evil snakes from Ireland; however, one clever snake escaped the ring of his miraculous bell. Just in time to witness the sneaky snake stealing the bell from St. Patrick’s side, Tulla mouse knows something must be done. Realizing she cannot accomplish such an important task on her own, she calls upon the help of her friends, Ryan and Brian. The three mice work quickly to devise a plan to return St. Patrick’s bell, but they know it will not be easy. Despite the fact these mice are no match for the snake in size and wit, their desire to right a wrong encourages them to work together. After putting their plan into action, the three mice are successful in returning the bell to St. Patrick, and all rejoice when Ireland is finally free of every snake. Playful language accompanied by Celtic-inspired illustrations makes this hopeful tale of three brave mice a great lesson of teamwork and the ability of good to triumph evil.