Books to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the Irish

Here is a list of some of our favorite books to read on St. Patrick's Day. Some are picture books appropriate for all ages, some describe the origins of the holiday or tell the story of Saint Patrick, and some tell folk tales and legends of the Irish.


Celtic Fairy Tales
Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Ireland
The Hungry Leprechaun
Irish Saints
Leprechauns Never Lie
The Life of Saint Patrick
Little Bear Marches in the St. Patrick's Day Parade
Patrick of Ireland
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
Saint Patrick and the Peddler
Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of St. Patrick's Day Symbols
Shawneen and the Gander
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning