Posted March 16, 2017

“May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
The foresight to know where you’re going,
And the insight to know when you’ve gone too far.” -Irish Blessing

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St. Patrick’s Day (Mari C. Schuh): Simple text and photographs describe the history of St. Patrick's Day and the many ways in which it is celebrated. Beginner-reader nonfiction.

Shannon and the World’s Tallest Leprechaun (Sean Callahan): Shannon has been practicing for the local St. Patrick's Day step-dancing competition, but she worries about her homemade dress and second-hand shoes until she summons a very unusual leprechaun, hoping that he can help her do well. Picture book.

The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever! (Teddy Slater): Colorful illustrations and simple rhyming text tell a story about the Leprechaun's special St. Patrick's Day parade and celebration. Picture book.

The St. Patrick’s Day Shillelagh (Janet Nolan): On his way from Ireland to America to escape the potato famine, young Fergus carves a shillelagh from his favorite blackthorn tree and, each St. Patrick's Day for generations, his story is retold by one of his descendants. Picture book.

Green Shamrocks (Eve Bunting): When the pot of green shamrocks that Rabbit has been growing for St. Patrick's Day goes missing, he asks all the other animals if they have seen it. Picture book.

A Fine St. Patrick’s Day (Susan Wojciechowski): Two towns, Tralee and Tralah, compete in an annual St. Patrick's Day decorating contest that 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. Picture book.

Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill (Tomie DePaola): Fin M'Coul's wife, Oonagh, helps him outwit his arch-rival, Cucullin. Picture book.

St. Patrick’s Day (Jennifer Gillis): Describes the background, symbols, and celebration of St. Patrick's Day as well as the contributions of the Irish to American history and culture and includes photos and illustrations. Nonfiction.

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