18 Lucky Kids' Books About Leprechauns


That's What Leprechauns Do

Go on an exciting adventure with these mischievous leprechauns! Ari, Boo and Cole are on a mission to dig up the pot of gold and position in time for the rainbow. Little do they know, some followers (a hen, a cow, and others!) are on their trail to observe all the mischief they cause along the way. Lots of silly fun in this lengthy book that is suitable for kindergarten and up.




Funny Books Featuring Leprechauns

Leprechauns may not generate the same excitement as visitors around other holidays. Perhaps that is because they don't deliver toys and candy. These diminutive bearded men, originating from Irish folklore, are known to be a bit supernatural and a touch naughty. They are most notable for their pursuit of pots of gold usually found at the end of rainbows. Children's book authors take quite a bit of liberty in creating fun stories around all of their antics. Enjoy this list of the best kids books about leprechauns! 


How to Catch a Leprechaun

An action-packed adventure that is part of the best-selling "How To Catch" series. Leprechauns are known for causing lots of mischief, so it's probably a good idea to try and stop them in their tracks. This fun book introduces little readers to a variety of traps designed to catch these elusive creatures. This book has been known to inspire children to build their own contraptions using supplies around the house. Maybe your children will be more successful than the ones in the story!



 The Littlest Leprechaun

 This could very well be the sweetest little leprechaun book around. Liam is the smallest one in a very small family. But he has a big desire to help out on St. Patrick's Day. He bounces around town looking for ways to lend a hand and finds that he is simply too tiny to help. Feeling despondent, he heads back home. Along the way, Liam comes across a unicorn with a trapped hoof. His little hands are just the right size to free the hoof and save the unicorn. A leprechaun book for readers of all sizes, but especially fun for kids who are eager to grow up.



 Pete the Cat The Great Leprechaun Chase

Pete the Cat is determined that this will be the year he catches Clover, a very clever leprechaun. This miniature fellow has a lot of tricks up his sleeve, but Pete is hoping that he can outwit him. With a little luck and some hard work, will Pete finally succeed in catching the elusive little fellow? This novelty book comes with a poster, stickers and St. Patty's Day cards.



The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever

A festive book that will put all readers in the St. Patrick's Day spirit! A family of fun-loving leprechauns is enjoying a big celebration on March 17th. There's a parade with lively music and dancing. A charming read-aloud story told in rhyme that will get all your little ones excited for the holiday.



The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun

A darling board book for toddlers and babies about a leprechaun searching for a four leaf clover. This spin on the classic "Itsy Bitsy Spider" encourages readers to sing the familiar tune as they follow along. Such a fun read to get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with little ones!



 The Night Before St. Patrick's Day 

This St. Patrick's Day book, which is part of the best-selling "Night Before" series is charming and fun to read out loud. Tim and Maureen are giddy with excitement. They stay up late setting traps to capture a leprechaun. When the cherubs awaken the next morning to the sound of their father's bagpipes, they are surprised to find a real, live leprechaun in one of their traps. Now, can they find a way to his pot of gold? A darling story that will quickly become a St. Patty's Day favorite in your household.



 Leprechauns Big Pot Of Gold 

A shamrock-shaped board book is just what your toddler needs this St. Patrick's Day. The story itself is about a distraught little leprechaun who cannot remember where he buried his pot of gold. On his desperate search for his hidden treasure, he meets a dog named Fluffy and a cat called Rainbow. When they become fast friends, he realizes what is important in life, even more than a pot of gold.




Fiona's Luck

 A gorgeously illustrated book about the efforts of an intelligent girl to restore luck back to the people of Ireland. The very evil Leprechaun King has stolen all the good fortune and locked it away for his own personal benefit. Fiona uses her quick wit and talents to outsmart the King and retrieve all the luck from the leprechauns. In turn, she restores good fortune to the people of her country. Interesting and entertaining book about leprechauns for kindergarten and up.



I'm a Leprechaun

 All your child's questions will be answered in this cute Little Golden Book. A cheerful little leprechaun shares all his secrets and hidden talents with readers. From hiding pots of gold to crafting quality shoes, these miniature creatures have some pretty nifty skills.




 Ten Lucky Leprechauns

 A frolicking fun book about an energetic leprechaun who is searching for treasure at the end of the rainbow. On his quest, he runs into nine more leprechaun friends who join him. Preschoolers will love practice counting to ten and celebrating when the silly group finally finds the pot of gold.



How to Trap a Leprechaun

A fun story with whimsical illustrations about a very mischievous leprechaun. This sneaky fellow is known for sneaking into homes and stealing treasures. To stop him, a group of crafty kids decide to make a trap. If they are successful, he will grant them a wish! This colorful story may inspire your kids to grab some supplies and design their own trap.




The Leprechaun's Gold

 An enchanting story based on classic Irish folklore. Two harpists, a jolly old man and a conniving young fellow, enter a contest to determine the best harpist in the land. When it becomes apparent that the older musician is more talented, the young one plots to fix the competition in his favor. Fortunately, a clever leprechaun intervenes with this twisted plan so that the best man wins. Beautifully illustrated picture book with an important moral to the story.



Jack and the Leprechaun  

A great introduction to Irish culture with a few Gaelic words sprinkled throughout. This is the story of Jack, a mouse who visits his cousin in Ireland. While there, he learns about Irish folk tales and traditions. Jack develops a particular fascination with leprechauns and is determined to catch one while he is there. A great addition to your St. Patrick's Day reading list.


The Story of the Leprechaun

A highly original tale about a hardworking leprechaun who outwits a greedy conman. In this story, the leprechaun is a skilled shoemaker whose products are in demand. As such, he has accumulated quite a nice pile of gold coins. When a suspicious customer named Tim comes calling, the leprechaun quickly sees through his sly intentions to steal the gold. In a masterful scheme with a touch of magic, the leprechaun prevails and Tim is left none the richer.



The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow 

St. Patrick's Day is particularly special for Colleen who always enjoys the parade. Her grandfather plays his bagpipes for the whole town to enjoy. This year rain threatens to ruin the parade, but a clever little leprechaun has a solution to this problem. It does require Colleen to sacrifice some beloved possessions, and in return, a the sun shines and a magical rainbow appears. 


The Luckiest Leprechaun

An unlikely story of love, friendship, and loyalty between a dog and a distrusting leprechaun. MacKenzie O'Shamrock is set in his ways. His two missions in life are to protect his gold and make shoes for the fairy people. Mac, content with his life, is in for a big surprise when a dog named Lucky invades his home.



Clever Tom and the Leprechaun: An Old Irish Story

A fun leprechaun book about greed and deception with a clever twist. One day Tom, believing himself to be quite clever, captures a leprechaun. Now he thinks it will be easy to find that pot of gold and all his problems will be solved. Much to his surprise, the little leprechaun is not willing to give up the treasure so quickly and has a few tricks of his own up his sleeve.


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Leprechaun Stories Spread the Luck of the Irish

There is something enthralling about naughty little leprechauns. For children with active imaginations, the idea that miniature people bury gold, make shoes, and create a lot of mischief is entirely plausible. And wouldn't the world be a better place if leprechauns did indeed exist? Since they are only a figment of Irish folklore, we must rely on children's books about leprechauns to bring them to life every March. Next up- grab some stories about shamrocks for more fun reading this St. Patrick's Day!


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