Abington Journal

My Bookmark: Seven Saint Patrick’s Day reads for kids

Feeling lucky? Pick up a St. Patrick’s Day read at the Abington Community Library.

“Fluffy’s Lucky Day” by Kate McMullan with illustrations by Mavis Smith

In this early reader, Fluffy, the classroom guinea pig, learns along with the rest of the class all about St. Patrick’s Day.

“The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School” by Laura Murray with illustrations by Mike Lowery

In this picture book, the Gingerbread Man must outsmart a tricky leprechaun by setting a trap.

“How to Catch a Leprechaun” by Adam Wallace with illustrations by Andy Elkerton

A rhyming tale of St. Patrick’s Day.

“Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato” retold by Tomie dePaola

This picture book is a retelling of a classic Irish folktale in which a lazy man captures a leprechaun.

“The Leprechaun Under the Bed” by Teresa Bateman with illustrations by Paul Meisel

Brian the Leprechaun enjoys his solitary life until a man builds a cottage right above his underground home.

“March Mischief” by Rob Rob with illustrations by John Steven Gurney

In this short chapter book, kids must solve the mystery of the missing leprechaun statues.

“St. Patrick’s Day Crafts” by Carol Gnojewski

Includes information about the origin of the holiday, as well as craft instructions for projects like Celtic jewelry and a Blarney stone.

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My Bookmark

Laura Gardoski

Laura Gardoski is Head of Youth Services at the Abington Community Library.