Saturday, March 7, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Books for Kids

 Irish Tales for kids

Here are some fun books to read for St. Patrick's day.  

O'Sullivan Stew by Hudson Talbott--Kate O'Sullivan's motto is "we've more to lose if we sit here and do nothing, but we've nothing to lose for trying." She sets out to save her town and her family by using her skill for telling tales. She cooks up her stew of stories with a dash of the fantastic and cup full of blarney.  Are her tall tales just her imagination? Can she impress the king? Will she save her family and the town?  What will become of Kate?  Read the book to find out.

A Fine St. Patrick's Day by Susan Wojciechowski-- Two rival towns have a contest to see which can decorate the best for the St. Patrick's Day.  The people of Tralee never win, but this year they have a plan.  One day a little man with a long red beard, pointed ears and bells on his boots comes to the  town in need of help.  Will anyone assist the little man?  A great story about helping others even when it is not convenient and how you will be rewarded for your efforts, maybe in an unexpected way.

Fin M'Coul by Tomie De Paola-- There is an Irish tradition of telling the stories of the giant Fin M'Coul.  This is a funny adventure of the giant and how with the help of his clever wife, he faces his fear (the mean bully giant Cucllin).  Wonderful illustrations by Tomie De Paola with border art on each page inspired by early Irish jewelry and metalwork.

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