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Irish: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about Irish?

As you can see, this list of kids books about Irish is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about Irish, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
Written & illustrated by Tomie dePaola
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8
An illustrated tribute to the Irish patron saint from the best-selling author of Quiet, Strega Nona, and many others. Beloved children's book author-illustrator Tomie dePaola recounts the life of Saint Patrick—from his noble birth in Britain, to his captivity in Ireland, to the visions which led him to return and found the first Christian church in Ireland. With his signature bold illustrations and engaging prose, Tomie dePaola recounts a number of legends about the Saint—including the well-known story of how he drove the snakes from Ireland, and his association with the shamrock. This timeless picture book is a perfect introduction to these important Irish legends, and an ideal St. Patrick's Day gift— perfect for sharing with your family.
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That's What Leprechauns Do
Written by Eve Bunting & illustrated by Emily Arnold Mccully
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7
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! From this amazing picture book duo comes a lively fun tale that’s perfect for mischief makers of all ages!
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The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh
Written by Janett Nolan & illustrated by Ben F. Stahl
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-10
A family retells the story of the shillelagh that was whittled from a tree. During the Irish potato famine, Fergus and his family left for America. But first Fergus cut a branch from a blackthorn tree to take a piece of Ireland with him.

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