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St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books + FREE Learning Guide

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Inside: St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

In the midst of shamrocks and the wearin’ o’ the green for St. Patrick’s Day, we suggest you share some meaningful reading and learning time with your child centered around the holiday.

We’ve rounded up some fun St. Patrick’s Day picture books for an Irish jig-worthy read-aloud time. Lots of legends, a few shamrocks, and at least one giant all celebrating the Emerald Isle.

Scroll to the bottom to see a list of Irish picture books to read with your children this holiday. But first, a free way to make the reading time enriching and memorable!


A FREE Fin M’Coul Activity + Learning Guide

St. Patrick's Day Picture Books for Young Children + FREE Learning Guide

Fin M’Coul is one of our favorite Irish folk tales to read on St. Patrick’s Day. And it’s also is a great way to spark some learning about Ireland. Because of this, we’ve created a simple activity and learning guide to go with the story.

You can explore and enjoy this Irish folk tale a little further with some intentional learning when you download our FREE printable: Fin M’Coul Book Guide. It’s all about relaxed reading and learning time sprinkled with lots of fun.

The Guide includes:

  • Facts about The Giant’s Causeway (including comments from an Irish friend!)
  • Simple questions to spark conversation
  • Hands-on activities (including fun snack ideas inspired by the story)
  • An Irish poem to read together
  • Book list for other stories to explore

Download the FREE PDF Guide

Note: When you click the above link, you’ll be redirected to our Shop. Follow through the process and your guide will be available for immediate download!


Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

Click on the book cover images to read more about each title.

St. Patrick's Day
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
The Story of Saint Patrick
Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill
This Is Ireland
The Irish Cinderlad
S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet
Fiona’s Luck
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk
Tales from Old Ireland
St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato
Fiona’s Lace
The O’Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends
Irish Fairy Tales
St. Patrick’s Day
The Leprechaun’s Gold
That’s What Leprechauns Do

Have a little fun St. Patrick’s Day reading and be sure to grab the Fin M’Coul Book Guide. You’ll get in some fun learning ​and​ a little cozy family connection time.

Happy Reading!


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