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St. Patrick’s Day Board Books for Your Wee Ones

St. Patrick’s Day board book recommendations are by Angela Ferraris, The Retired School Librarian 📚❤️

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A leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day dressed in green and wearing a little green hat. Rainbow connecting the trees. A pot of gold. Fairy's mushroom circle. Shamrocks

The Littlest Leprechaun (Littlest Series)

by Brandi Dougherty  (Author), Michelle Todd (Illustrator). Publisher: ‎ Cartwheel Books. 2022. PreK-K. Paperback with stickers. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1338796698

Brief summary–Although Liam is the smallest leprechaun in his family, he is still able to help with the St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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Rating: 3/5 📗📗📗

Peppa the pig is dressed in a green outfit with shamrock's across the cover to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves St. Patrick’s Day 

by Scholastic (Author), EOne (Illustrator). Publisher: Scholastic Inc. 2022. PreK-K. Paperback. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1338794342

Brief summary: Peppa and family go to Ireland for an Irish dancing festival. The fact sheet in the back explains more about the St. Patrick’s Day celebration than the actual story. Great for Peppa the Pig booklovers or the hit show on Nick Jr.

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Rating: 3/5 📗📗📗

Yellow puppy dressed in a green vest and hat holding a four leafed clover with the background of a giant shamrock; ready for St. Patrick's Day

Spot’s Lucky Day 

by Eric Hill  (Author& Illustrator). Publisher: ‎ Warne. 2022. Baby-toddler. Board book. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0241529775

Brief summary: The sweet and cute puppy, Spot, has a St. Patrick’s Day party and dresses up as a leprechaun. The book is shaped like a shamrock.

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Rating: 3/5 📗📗📗

Thing One and Thing Two holding a black pot full of gold. Shamrocks all over the cover.

Thing One, Thing Two and the Leprechaun (Dr. Seuss’s Things Board Books)

by Dr. Seuss(Author). Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers. 2022. Baby-toddler. Board book. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0593484951

Brief summary: Thing One and Thing Two chase a leprechaun through a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Rhyming book.

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Rating: 3/5 📗📗📗

Boy with a four leafed clover holding it over his sun where the sun is shining upon it.

Baby Loves Photosynthesis on St. Patrick’s Day! (Baby Loves Science) 

by Ruth Spiro  (Author), Irene Chan  (Illustrator). Publisher: Charlesbridge. 2022. Baby-toddler. Board book. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1623543075

Brief summary: Baby is told that the reason the clovers are green is because of photosynthesis. Advance vocabulary is used with charts to help explain the parts of the clover. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in the story with bright and happy illustrations. Comprehension may be best for older readers(PreK-2), but a baby or toddler could still enjoy the story.

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Rating: 3.5/5 📗📗📗1/2

A rainbow over two shamrocks that are smiling

You Shamrock My World: A Sweet and Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Board Book for Babies and Toddlers (Punderland) 

by Rose Rossner  (Author), Ela Smietanka (Illustrator). Publisher: ‎ Sourcebooks Wonderland. 2022. Baby-toddler. Board book. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1728256337

Brief summary: This book is done with pairs of characters using various St. Patrick’s Day symbols in cute rhyming puns. Colorful.

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Rating: 3/5 📗📗📗

Mickey dressed in a green top hat with a large shamrock in his hand

Disney Baby My First St. Patrick’s Day

by Disney Books (Author), Jerrod Maruyama (Illustrator). Publisher: ‎ Disney Press. 2022. Baby-toddler. Board book(touch and feel). ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1368069137

Brief summary: Baby is introduced to various St. Patrick Day symbols with the help of various Walt Disney characters. Some touch and feel objects.

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Rating: 3/5 📗📗📗

Smiling leprechauns with red hair dressed green

Five Little Leprechauns 

by Jeffrey Burton  (Author), Tommy Doyle (Illustrator). Publisher: ‎ Little Simon. 2022. Baby-toddler. Board book. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1665910835

Brief summary: This is a variant of the “Five Little Monkeys” story and with the same fun rhyme and rhythm. “Five little leprechauns hiding in the clover.
One leaped up and then fell over.

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Rating: 3/5 📗📗📗

Three leprechauns standing around a large cauldron full of gold coins

This Is the Way the Leprechauns Play

by Arlo Finsy (Author), Yuyi Chen (Illustrator). Publisher: ‎ Random House Books for Young Readers. 2022. Baby-toddler. Board book. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0593482681

Brief summary: The lyrical and rhyming text of the leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day is sung to “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush.”

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Rating: 3/5 📗📗📗