Happy St. Patrick's Day from Songs 4 Teachers

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St. Patrick's Day Books

Leprechauns Never Lie - Balian, Lorna - Primary
A lazy girl and her grandmother live in a poor hut and have little to eat. Ninny Nanny (the girl) decides to catch a Leprechaun, believing that he would lead her to a pot of gold. She traps a Leprechaun who tricks her into doing chores that improve their living conditions. 
Though her search for gold is unsuccessful, the girl and her Grandmother once again are warm and have food to eat. 
The crafty Leprechaun is released to dig up his pot of gold and run away.

Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs, the Story of the St. Patrick's Day Symbols - Barth, Edna - Ages 8 and up.

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning - Bunting, Eve
A young Irish boy named Jamie gets up early on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate the holiday with his own parade. 
The charming illustrations show scenes from a small village in Ireland.

 Saint Patrick's Day - Cantwell, Mary  Ages 5-8.

 Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland - dePaola, Tomie

The Leprechaun's Story - Kennedy, Richard 
This magical story portrays a tradesman's determination to make his fortune and a leprechaun's equal determination to keep his gold. The story is based on the Irish legend that when you find a leprechaun and keep your eyes on him, he must take you to his pot of gold. If your eyes wander, the leprechaun and the treasure disappear.

Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk - McDesitt, Gerald 

 The Mermaid's Cape - Wetterer, Margaret K.
A young Irish fisherman falls in love with a beautiful mermaid. 
When she drifts too close to shore, he steals her "shimmering sea-green cape," preventing her return to the sea and giving
him power over her.

The St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Mystery - Marion M. Markham
First a mysterious shamrock appears on Miss Wink's front door. Then, Kate and Mickey find a sign on their new clubhouse: 
"The Green Shamrock Gang Was Here." Something very strange is going on -- a real challenge for the Dixon twins' talents. 

The Leprechaun in the Basement - Kathy Tucker
It's St. Patrick's Day and Michael McKeever needs new baseball shoes. As he heads into the basement on an errand, 
he hears someone singing--someone who, unknown to the family, has been living there for years. 

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato : An Irish Folktale - Tomie De Paola
When his wife injures her back and can't do all the work, Jamie O'Rourke, the laziest man in all of Ireland, is sure he'll starve to death. A crafty leprechaun intervenes, and one wish later, Jamie is the proud owner of a potato as big as a house! 

The Life of St. Patrick and His Place in History - John B.Bury
One of the finest scholars of the late Roman world, John Bury died in 1927 leaving a distinguished record of research and 
writing. Bury's Life of St. Patrick was one of the earliest attempts to separate fact from fiction in the studies of St.Patrick. 

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