10 Books for Children to Learn About Ireland

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Are you doing a unit on Ireland? These children's books are a great way to study and introduce this culture to kids. There are both fiction and nonfiction books included in this list for early readers. Let's celebrate the culture and customs of Ireland! 


Ireland is a unique country with many interesting animals and unique customs. This country is full of interesting culture and landmarks! Immerse your students in these fun children's books. Read the books to your students for an added level of connection. Or have your students read them by themselves if they are up to the task.

Ireland for Kids: 365 Fun Facts and Trivia for Little Lads and Lasses by Ciel Publishing

"Packed with fascinating facts, illustrations, and hilarious jokes, this book will captivate young readers and spark their curiosity about the wonders of Ireland."


A Kid's Guide to Ireland by Jack L Roberts

"A Kid's Guide to Ireland takes young readers (ages 8-13) on an exciting and colorful adventure to this amazing country in Europe. The book helps today’s young explorers learn about Ireland’s fascinating history, geography, provinces, culture, and wildlife. The large format includes dramatic full-color photos that help tell the story of Ireland."


Travel Rangers Mission to Ireland by Erika Bud

"Travel Rangers: Mission to Ireland is the second book in the Travel Rangers series, taking adventurous readers on a mission through the Emerald Isle, where they will explore historic castles, climb 400-year-old walls, discover the Titanic, and learn about new sports and delicious foods."


My First Book: Ireland by Penelope Palette

"The culture, the beauty, the landmarks, the food - it is simply fascinating. In this book, we cover all of those magical elements about IRELAND in a digestible and engaging way!

Combining fun and education, we use real-life images to help your child learn about the country."


Little Ones: Big Book About Ireland by Cole Waiting

"This captivating non-fiction book for children aged 4-8 explores the country's location, music, culture, festivals, and celebrations. From stunning landscapes to lively music and iconic landmarks, young readers will be captivated by Ireland's magic. With engaging text and colourful illustrations, this book is a perfect introduction to the wonders of Ireland."


Good Night Ireland by Adam Gamble

"Welcome to the Emerald Isle! This charming and educational board book gives young children an up-close and personal tour of one the most scenic and historic countries in the world. The book's enchanting pages feature some of Ireland's famous landmarks and attractions, including Giant's Causeway, the Blarney Stone, a Saint Patrick's Day parade, the Irish Sea, fishermen, footballers, River Liffey, Dublin Zoo, Aran Islands, Irish dancers, the Rock of Cashel, and more."


Animals of Ireland by KeriAnne Jelinek

"Welcome to "Animals of Ireland", the perfect book for young children ages 0-6 who love animals and enjoy rhyming stories. This beautifully illustrated book features a variety of Irish animals, such as the playful otter, the majestic red deer, and the curious puffin, among many others."


How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace

"You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick's Day tradition with this fun and lively children's picture book and get inspired to build leprechaun traps of your own at home or in the classroom! Laugh along in this zany story for kids that blends STEAM concepts with hilarious rhymes and vibrant illustrations!"


Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie de Paola

"Beloved children's book author-illustrator Tomie dePaola recounts the life of Saint Patrick—from his noble birth in Britain, to his captivity in Ireland, to the visions which led him to return and found the first Christian church in Ireland. "


Ireland Coloring Book for Kids by Grant Publishing

"This coloring book is designed for children who want to learn about the wonderful country that is Ireland! This unique coloring book includes over 30 high-quality illustrations designed to entertain and engage, providing hours of coloring fun. Each page contains an interesting fact about Ireland which will help your child learn about the country, culture, food, language and people."

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