A St. Patrick’s Day booklist for kids — Click on the title to check the library catalog
- Balian, Lorna
Leprechauns never lie
Gram is ailing and Ninny Nanny, too lazy to care for their simple needs, says she’ll catch a leprechaun to discover his hidden gold. Gram thinks it won’t work–but does it?
- Dadey, Debbie
Leprechauns don’t play basketball
There’s a mystery going on between the new basketball coach and the third-grade teacher, Mrs. Jeepers.
- Dadey, Debbie
Leprechauns don’t play fetch
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City, but could the owner of Clover Patch Pet Store really be a leprechaun?
- Dillon, Jana
On St. Patrick’s Day eve, Meghan and Sean get help from their three grandaunties and manage to capture a sly leprechaun.
- Dillon, Jana
Lucky O’Leprechaun comes to America
When Great-uncle Patrick tries to give his grandnieces a treasure to take with them to America, he accidentally lures a leprechaun into their suitcases– with very lucky results.
- Edwards, Pamela Duncan
The leprechaun’s gold
A leprechaun intervenes with gold and magic when a greedy, boastful young harpist gains an unfair advantage for a royal harping contest.
- Heneghan, James
After his mother and stepfather die in a Vancouver mudslide, eleven-year- old Andy Flynn, having been saved by leprechauns, is taken by his stern aunt to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he meets the charming father he thought was dead, and where he must decide what place to call home.
- Kennedy, Richard
The leprechaun’s story
A tradesman meets a leprechaun and is determined that he won’t be tricked out of a pot of gold.
- King-Smith, Dick
Paddy’s pot of gold
Brigid enjoys making friends with Paddy the leprechaun and wonders if he has a pot of gold.
- Korman, Justine
The luckiest leprechaun
When a leprechaun reluctantly lets a dog befriend him, he finds out what it’s like to care about someone.
- McMullan, Kate
Fluffy’s lucky day
On the day of the school’s Saint Patrick’s Day party, Fluffy the classroom guinea pig learns about and meets a leprechaun.
- Martin, Ann M.
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, Karen copes with leprechauns, Irish lore, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, pots of gold, rainbows, and an adorable stray dog named Lucky.
- Paulsen, Brendan Patrick
The luck of the Irish
A young Irish boy fights to save the Leprechauns’ forest home from destruction on St. Patrick’s Day.
- Pike, Christopher
The little people
Adam and his friends welcome a herd of leprechauns when they come to Spooksville but soon the little people’s pranks turn from childish to cruel and Adam and his friends are fighting for their lives.
- Robertson, Ivan
Jack and the leprechaun
Jack the mouse goes to visit his cousin in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, and spends the day trying to catch a leprechaun.
- Shub, Elizabeth
Seeing is believing
Two stories about Tom and the piskies, “The Leprechaun’s Trick” and “Pisky Mischief.”
- Shute, Linda
Clever Tom and the leprechaun : an old Irish story
Clever Tom Fitzpatrick thinks his fortune is made when he captures a leprechaun and forces him to reveal the hiding place of his gold, but the leprechaun is clever too.
- Tucker, Kathy
The leprechaun in the basement
After encountering a leprechaun, Michael McKeever asks him to help with his family’s money problems, but unable to part with his gold, the wee man finds another way to help.
- Wojciechowski, Susan
A fine St. Patrick’s day
Two towns, Tralee and Tralah, compete in an annual St. Patrick’s Day decorating contest which Tralah boastfully always wins, but when their hearts are put to the test by a little man with pointed ears, Tralee wins with no effort at all.