Oh my goodness I love all things Ireland. So naturally I am obsessed with St. Paddy’s day. My entire family dreams of Ireland. We were lucky enough to spend two weeks there and fell deeply and madly in love with the people, the sites, the landscape, the general feeling we had the entire time we were there. I think given the opportunity to relocate there, we would pack it all up and go in a heartbeat. Now that I’ve put that all out there, I wanted to share some of our favorite books about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day.
Fiona’s Luck– The illustrations in this book are lovely. I also love that it talks about a very clever young girl.
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato– A rather funny story about a man who, you guessed it, has a very large potato.
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day – Cute little story that follows the same pattern of writing as the Night Before Christmas.
This Is Ireland – This book is more for older children, my 4 year old doesn’t really enjoy it, I love it and think it is neat, but I think she will like it a lot more when she is older.
King Puck– We love this story. The illustrations are really cute and the goat talks, what more can you ask for? I also like it because we drove through Killorglin Ireland and I think that makes it even more fun.
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk (Picture Puffins) – This is a cute little story about a man who struggles with following directions and the consequences of that, added bonus – wee folk.