Saint Patrick’s Day Week: Things We Love (Books & More)
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A number of years ago, I received an AncestryDNA kit and took the test. My results were pretty…unsurprising! But, if you know me, you know I am a redhead. A true redhead. If you think I’m Irish or Scottish, I’m so sorry to disappoint. As it turns out, I’m very British (50%) and German (20%), followed closely by Swede and Dane (17%). Thank you, Vikings… I … guess?
However, I do have 5% Irish and 4% Scot in me. So, there.
Now, this is what is really interesting. You do not have to be Irish to enjoy these books! HOORAY! Now we can breathe in and out a collective sigh of relief. Aaaah.
St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting (a tried and true)
Who Loves Tomie?
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola
Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka by Tomie dePaola
Saint Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
Patrick: Saint of Ireland by Diana Mayo and Joyce Denham
Folktales & Fairy Tales
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman (a co-op book club favorite)
Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Maisie McGillicuddy’s Sheep Got Muddy by Kelly Grettler (wanting a tour of Ireland?)
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott
Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes for Everyone by Michelle Lee
The Complete Irish Pub Cookbook by Parragon Books
Morning Time Extras
St. Patrick’s Day Activity Book for Kids (Habu Publications)
Irish Songs for Tin Whistle by Thomas Balinger
Who Was A.A. Milne? by Sarah Fabiny (I know he was not Irish, but don’t you want to learn more about the poet and creator of Winnie the Pooh? I do. We are reading his poetry in morning time, so I bought the book… it’s 33% off right now!)
For Adults Only
Dubliners by James Joyce (15 short stories about ordinary Irish people living in Dublin in the early 1900s)