6 Children's Books About Luck

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Sam and the Lucky Money book
Sam and the Lucky Money
Written by Karen Chin and illustrated by Ying-hwa Hu, Cornelius Van Wright
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he's received for Chinese New Year.

Popo's Lucky Chinese New Year book
Popo's Lucky Chinese New Year
Written by Virginia Loh-Hagan and illustrated by Renne Benoit
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

When her Chinese grandmother comes to visit, a young Chinese-American girl learns of and participates in the customs and beliefs celebrating an authentic Chinese New Year.

If Not for the Calico Cat book
If Not for the Calico Cat
Written by Mary Blount Christian and illustrated by Sebastià Serra
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

In Japan, the ship The Jade Lotus takes a calico cat aboard for good luck, but the crew still runs into all kinds of trouble.

Princess Ponies 9: The Lucky Horseshoe book
Princess Ponies 9: The Lucky Horseshoe
Written by Chloe Ryder
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Enter a land of magical ponies in this chapter book series that features illustrations throughout and comes with a collectible charm! The enchanted island of Chevalia, where ponies rule, has finally had its magic restored, thanks to human Pippa and pony Princess Stardust. Her task complete, Pippa returned to our world . . . but her friends in Chevalia are never far away. It's St. Patrick's Day, but Pippa is having terrible luck at school. Even worse, Princess Stardust and the Pirate Ponies arrive to tell Pippa that trouble-making Divine has cast a spell to steal all of Chevalia's good luck, too. Whisked off to Chevalia, Pippa embarks on a journey across the high seas to find a way to win the ponies' luck back. Along the way, she and her friends discover a mysterious island, where a new pony might be able to tell them exactly how to turn their luck around! Pippa's adventures in magical Chevalia continue brought to life with delightful illustrations, and the book includes a special collectible charm.

Sasha and Puck and the Potion of Luck book
Sasha and Puck and the Potion of Luck
Written by Daniel Nayeri and illustrated by Anneliese Mak
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

When local chocolate maker Ms. Kozlow comes to the Juicy Gizzard potion shop asking for luck, Sasha needs to find out why. Does Ms. Kozlow need luck because she has a matchmaking appointment with Granny Yenta this afternoon? Can Sasha and her new friend Puck make it Ms. Kozlow's lucky day?

Pout-Pout Fish: Lucky Leprechaun book
Pout-Pout Fish: Lucky Leprechaun
Written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Hanna
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Pout-Pout Fish in The Pout-Pout Fish: Lucky Leprechaun! Will Mr. Fish and his friends find their pot of gold? At an affordable price point, and with two pages of stickers, this new format is fun and accessible for Mr. Fish's fans and newcomers alike.

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