One of my favorite things about a holiday is breaking out the boxes of holiday-themed books we stash in our living room closet every season. The Christmas book box is extremely heavy, followed by Halloween and Thanksgiving, but I've realized our St. Patrick's Day children's book collection is seriously lacking. As in, I don't think we have any. That may not sound too terrible, but for having a kid who counts Lucky Charms as a food group, a husband whose family is Irish Catholic, and my own last name being Darby (oh the Darby O'Gill and the Little People jokes I heard as a kid), I feel like we're missing out on a giant chunk of literature.
Like many holiday books, most of the ones on this list feature popular children's book characters like Pete the Cat and Curious George, but there are also some sweet renditions that take a page from other popular holiday books — like The Night Before Christmas. Whether you celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a green breakfast and a trail of leprechaun glitter or you often forget March 17 exists, these eight books will get you and your kids into the spirit of the Irish holiday.