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Read Some Lucky Books For St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is usually known for the wearing of the green, shamrocks, leprechauns, and green beverages. But as you celebrate this year, consider reading a few books about Irish history, culture, and humor – kid-friendly, of course! Here are some suggestions, but feel free to share your own.

St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice by Joyce Stengel and Herb Leonhard

Too Many Leprechauns: Or How That Pot o’ Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow by Stephen Krensky and Dan Andreasen

The Leprechaun’s Gold by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola

That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting and Emily Arnold McCully

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! by Lucille Colandro and Jared D. Lee

 

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Cuddle Up With a Book on Valentine’s Day

The one enduring love of my life is books.

I never get mad at books for not making the bed. I’m never upset when books forget my birthday. And the only time I have to compete for books is when I want to read a new title at my local public library.

For all of these reasons – and regardless of how many sweethearts you have in your life – books are a great way to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Here are some book recommendations for you to share with kids because one of the best gifts you can give children at any time of the year is a lifetime love of reading.

The Kiss That Missed – David Melling

If You’ll Be My Valentine – Cynthia Rylant

Zombie in Love – Kelly DiPucchio

Guess How Much I Love You? – Sam McBratney

10 Valentine Friends – Janet Schulman

Love, Splat – Rob Scotton

A Giant Crush – Jennifer Choldenko

Happy reading!

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Read All About It: St. Patrick’s Day

I admit, I’ll take any excuse to introduce kids to books. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, here are some books you might like to try.

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing and Amy Wummer

The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever by Teddy Slater and Ethan Long

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting and Jan Brett

It’s St. Patrick’s Day by Rebecca Gomez and Mary Morgan

Jack and the Leprechaun by Ivan Robertson and Katy Bratun

Happy Reading!

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Thanksgiving Books

The First ThanksgivingGearing up the holidays with your children? Here are a few book ideas to share with them. You’ll be teaching them about the meaning of Thanksgiving, sharing quality time, and getting them hooked on books!

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving books.

The First Thanksgiving by Linda Hayward, illustrated by James Watling

Thanks for Giving by Abby Klein, illustrated by John McKinley

Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Greg Shed

The Silly Turkey Party by Steve Metzger, illustrated by Jim Paillot

Clifford Thanksgiving Parade by Maria S. Barbo, illustrated by Artful Doodlers (available from Scholastic Book Fairs).

For more book ideas, read Scholastic’s blog on the subject.

Happy reading!

 

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