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As we head into March and look ahead to St. Patrick’s Day, it’s a great time to fill your book baskets with leprechaun books for preschool kiddos.
Each of the books featured below will make a great addition to your St. Patrick’s Day activities in your preschool home or classroom.
Little ones will love following the antics of silly leprechauns and the children who try to find them (and their pot of gold).
Leprechaun Books for Preschool
Whether you’re looking for books to give as a St. Patrick’s Day gift or you’re looking for a book to add to your bookshelf, you’ll love the books featured on the list below.
You should be able to find them at your local library or used bookstore. If not, you can order them from Amazon by clicking the images and titles below.
Ten Lucky Leprechauns – Fiddle-de-fizz, ’tis magic, it is when leprechauns find each other.
Count from one to ten as one little leprechaun looking for treasure magically becomes ten silly leprechaun friends at the end of the rainbow!
A humorous, rhyming celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk – Tim O’Toole and his wife, Kathleen, are so poor they have not a penny or a potato between them. Even their cats are too skinny for the mice to chase!
When Tim goes out to find a job, he stumbles upon “the wee folk”—a band of leprechauns who give him gifts to make his fortune.
That is, if Tim can keep clear of the evil McGoon family. . . .
Fiona’s Luck – The luck of the Irish has waned after the greedy Leprechaun King has taken all the good fortune in Ireland and locked it away.
It is up to one cunning girl, Fiona to come up with a plan to get the luck and good tidings back from the leprechauns to help the people of Ireland.
Through clever charades, Fiona uses her wit to outsmart the powerful Leprechaun King and restore luck to the Emerald Isle.
The Leprechaun’s Gold – Two harpists—merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom—set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland.
When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to be the winner—but he doesn’t reckon with the clever trickery of a mischievous little leprechaun.
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato – Jamie O’Rourke is the laziest man in all of Ireland, far too lazy to help his wife on their farm. Then, after a chance encounter with a leprechaun, Jamie finds himself growing the biggest potato in the world.
But what will happen when the potato grows too large for Jamie and the villagers to handle?
I’m a Leprechaun – I’m a leprechaun. Green suit, red hair, pointy ears, beard–that’s me! So begins this adorable Little Golden Book that introduces the magical, mischievous leprechaun.
Famous for hiding pots of gold, did you know that leprechauns are also talented shoemakers?
This fun book filled with bold, colorful illustrations is great for sharing with boys and girls on St. Patrick’s Day or any day!
Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase – It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s also the grand opening of Pete the Cat’s leprechaun catching business. Pete gears up to trap a leprechaun for his friends!
But catching a leprechaun is never easy—especially if it’s Clover, who’s full of tricks. Will luck be on Pete’s side? Or will Pete learn luck is actually something earned?
The Story of the Leprechaun – In a faraway village lives a talented little shoemaker—who also happens to be a leprechaun. He keeps the gold that he earns from making shoes hidden away in his home, where he thinks it will be safe.
But one day a greedy man named Tim spies the leprechaun’s pot of gold and tries to steal it! How can the little leprechaun outsmart Tim and make sure his pot of gold will be safe forever?
That’s What Leprechauns Do – What do leprechauns do? They bury a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, of course. But as Mrs. Bally Bunion’s ox, Miss Maude Murphy’s hen, and Old Jamie soon find out, they can’t resist having a little fun along the way.
For, besides burying pots of gold, mischief is what leprechauns do!
How to Catch a Leprechaun – You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore!
Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun?
More St. Patrick’s Day Fun
Add this gorgeous Lucky leprechaun peg doll to your pretend play area for hours of imaginative play.
This small St Patrick’s Day themed play dough kit is perfect for providing hours of squishy fun play! The kit is packed completely full of fun loose parts to inspire imaginative play!