St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day
Discover the rich traditions and folk tales of Ireland on this very green holiday.

By Jamie McElroy
Ireland is a country brimming with fantastic folk tales and lore. Everyone knows the legend of the leprechaun’s gold but the wee folk never run out of clever ideas to keep their treasure safe. Follow the tales of wit and wonder while learning about Irish tradition. Blame my heritage, but the Irish know how to spin a good story. Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite illustrators and his account of folk tales are always entertaining.
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, Tomie dePaola, $5.96

Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (Picture Puffins) Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (Picture Puffins), Gerald McDermott, $6.99

O'Sullivan Stew (Picture Puffins) O'Sullivan Stew (Picture Puffins), Hudson Talbott, $6.99

The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback), Janett Nolan, $2.30

Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka, Tomie dePaola, $6.99

Fiona's Luck Fiona's Luck, Teresa Bateman, $6.66

Leprechauns Never Lie Leprechauns Never Lie, Lorna Balian, $16.99

That's What Leprechauns Do That's What Leprechauns Do, Eve Bunting, $7.99

The History of Ireland The History of Ireland, Richard Tames, $17.95

S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet (Discover the World) S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet (Discover the World), Eve Bunting, $17.95

Jack and the Leprechaun (Pictureback(R)) Jack and the Leprechaun (Pictureback(R)), Ivan Robertson, $3.99

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning St. Patrick's Day in the Morning, Eve Bunting, $6.58

Hooray for St. Patrick's Day! (Lift-the-Flap, Puffin) Hooray for St. Patrick's Day! (Lift-the-Flap, Puffin), Joan Holub, $6.99

Too Many Leprechauns Too Many Leprechauns, Stephen Krensky, $12.99

Lucky O'Leprechaun (Lucky O'Leprechaun Series) Lucky O'Leprechaun (Lucky O'Leprechaun Series), Jana Dillon, $16.99

Lets Celebrate St Patricks Day (Single Titles) Lets Celebrate St Patricks Day (Single Titles), Peter Roop, $16.99

The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever, Teddy Slater, $5.99