St. Patrick’s Day Legends and Leprechauns for Kids

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St. Patrick's Day celebrates Irish heritage, and we often see symbols like leprechauns, pots of gold, shamrocks and green clothing. Why not pick up one of these books for kids to read more about the holiday?

You could start with the Irish legend of Fin M'Coul. In this tale, the giant Fin M'Coul and his wife, Oonagh, come up with a clever plan to outsmart the most feared giant, Cucullin. Be sure to take notice of the Irish landmarks shown throughout the story.

Next, author Adam Wallace gives you a whole bunch of ideas on How to Catch A Leprechaun. The hilarious rhyming text and colorful illustrations in this book will have you flipping pages in a hurry to find out how the story ends.

Can the three leprechauns in That's What Leprechauns Do finish their job of putting the pot of gold under the rainbow without causing any mischief? Read this story to see all the silly ways these leprechauns are tempted along the road to the pot of gold.

Finally, don't forget to read a story about the man himself—St. Patrick. In the book The Last Snake in Ireland, Patrick is unhappy with a group of mean snakes teasing his dog, Finbar. How does Patrick solves the problem of mean snakes in Ireland? Read the book and find out.

May the luck of the Irish be with you on St. Patrick's Day and throughout the year!

What's your favorite St. Patrick's Day book?

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