Over the Rainbow: Colorful Kids Books for St. Patrick’s Day

Leprechauns, finding your own luck, rainbows, treasure hunting, oh my! There's so much to look forward to with St. Patrick's Day coming up on March 17. St. Patrick's Day has a rich history beginning in Ireland and is now celebrated all over the world. Check out this article in World Book to learn more.

One of my favorite parts of the holiday is looking for rainbows and hoping that someone finds the leprechaun's pot of gold at the end of it! Rainbows remind me of the beauty and colors of nature. Keep reading to explore books celebrating the colors of our world.

When our friend Pete the Cat learns about St. Patrick's Day at school, he decides to open a leprechaun catching business. The Great Leprechaun Chase begins as Pete follows a rainbow hoping to catch Clover the leprechaun, but will luck be on Pete's side?

In A Color of His Own, a chameleon looks at the colors of other animals and worries about his own constantly changing color. He creates a clever plan to remain the same color but soon learns that everything changes appearance over time.

Explore a Latinx neighborhood and learn about the different colors in Green Is A Chile Pepper.

In My Rainbow, Trinity, a black transgender girl wishes that she had long beautiful hair like all of the other girls. After a trip to the beauty store, Trinity's mom creates a wig with all the colors of the rainbow.

We use crayons in our everyday life, but have you ever wondered about their history? Learn about the inventor of Crayola crayons, Edwin Binney in the picture book biography The Crayon Man.

What's your favorite color? Let us know in the comments!