Many of our communities have residents whose families originally came from Ireland. For a craft project, make shamrocks: www.dltk-holidays.com/patrick/mscissor-skills.htm . Or, make these fun stamps out of potatoes: www.thebestideasforkids.com/potato-stamping/ .
Bateman, Teresa. Fiona’s Luck. A leprechaun king has locked away luck from humans, so Fiona tries to pass his test to get the luck back.
DePaola, Tomie. Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato. Jamie is the laziest man in the village, but a leprechaun helps Jamie grow a giant potato.
DePaola, Tomie. Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill. Fin’s wife Oonagh helps him outwit his rival Cucullin.
Garland, Michael. King Puck. Seamus’s goat Finny can talk, so they try to win the festival storytelling contest.
McDermott, Gerald. Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk. Poor Tim receives items from the wee folk but must protect his new fortune from the McGoons.
Rockwell, Anne. St. Patrick’s Day. Simple sentences and cartoon like artwork explain St. Patrick’s Day in this informational picture book.