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The Best St. Patrick’s Day Read Aloud Books (30 Books!)

Your kids will love checking out these 30 St. Patrick’s Day Read Aloud Books! Nothing says luck of the Irish like reading these St. Patrick’s Day books and enjoying a little treat afterwards! If you’re looking for some lucky books to pair with a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration check out my St. Patrick’s Day Book recommendations.

The Best St. Patrick’s Day Book List

collage of st. patrick's day Read Aloud Books

St. Patrick’s Day Theme Books!

I love to check out library books on a theme for Madeline. Logan is a little bit over that (depending on the subject of the books, being nearly 11 and all), but Madeline still enjoys that. It is fun to read several different books each week on a certain topic of choice.

Last time we went to the local library we check out a whole stack of St. Patrick’s Day themed books – the perfect theme for March and this Irish Holiday. The kids had fun learning about Irish Culture, mischievous Leprechauns and traditional Irish Folklore, and Patron Saint of Ireland which was perfect for our Geography obsessed guy!

Here are our lucky day book suggestions based on what our library had to offer. If you have any other favorite St. Patrick’s Day or Irish themed books for kids, I’d love to see your recommendations in the comments section!

St. Patrick’s Day Reading List

Since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I thought that I’d share some fun St. Patrick’s Day Read Aloud picks with you. Here are 30 super lucky books to read this St. Patrick’s Day that have become some of my kids’ favorite books!

St. Patrick’s Day Bingo

Play a round of book bingo using this Christmas Book Bingo Game; you can easily adapt this simple holiday game for St. Patricks Day!

Use Rolos to resemble a pot of gold for marking the bingo spots as you read stories of classic folktale, the Irish countryside, and mythical creatures. Then, when someone gets a bingo, pretend they found the end of a rainbow. Winner gets gold coins!

Fun Kid-Friendly Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

Are you wondering what to make for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner? Try celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day at home with these Irish and Green-themed dinner ideas with a side of Irish Folktale books.

St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be all Guinness, Green Beer, or Corned Beef. With kids at home, this Irish holiday can be a day focused on family fun and connections. These Slice and Bake Rainbow Cookies are so fun for kids to make (and enjoy during a lucky leprechauns themed story time!).

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Young Readers

  • Set a Leprechaun Trap
  • Funny Read Aloud Picture Book or St. Patrick’s Day Fiction Books
  • Learn about a classic folk tale or classic Irish legend
  • Search for Leprechaun’s Gold
  • Fun crafts with St. Patrick’s Day Theme – green shamrocks, rainbows, gold.
  • Make Recycled Crayons using rainbow colors
  • St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages

St. Patrick’s Day Read Aloud Books

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Wishing you the luckiest St. Patrick’s Day this March 17th. May you and your little readers find plenty of four-leaf clover and gold coins at the end of the rainbow to give you good fortune this year!

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St. Patrick's Day Books About Luck

St. Patrick's Day Folk Tales and Traditions

St. Patrick's Day Books About Leprechauns

St. Patrick's Day Themed Picture Books

St. Patrick's Day Books About Magic

St. Patrick's Day Activity Books

Did You Read Any of St. Patrick’s Day Read Aloud Books?

If you read any of these favorite St. Patrick’s Day books, I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and give this great book list a review for others to see. On Instagram? Share your photo and tag me with @goodlifeeats so I can check it out!

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Friday 16th of March 2012

I love your book recommendations. My daughters loves "Jack the Leprechaun." I also wrote a book "When Irish I's Are Smiling" available on The Kindle and The Nook which I think you might enjoy. also available on amazon


Sunday 11th of March 2012

That last one looks like it has amazing illustrations - I am going to see if our library has it!