• Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman – Once upon a time, there was lots of luck in Ireland—and plenty of leprechauns around to enjoy it. But when the Big Folk came, they started soaking up all the luck for themselves! So the king of the leprechauns ordered all luck locked away for safe keeping. But now Ireland is in the middle of the potato famine. Can Fiona outsmart the Leprechaun King and release Ireland’s luck? This wonderful folktale has gorgeous illustrations and is an enchanting choice for beginning readers.
• Ulysses by James Joyce – An AudioFile Earphones Award Winner – It’s a tough read, but with with the increased comprehension afforded while listening to the audiobook, you and your students can really enjoy this classic. The first authorized, unabridged release of this timeless classic and exclusively available from Recorded Books. Ulysses records the events of a single day, June 16, 1904, in Dublin, Ireland.
• A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce – Another great selection to challenge older readers. James Joyce’s tour de force: a work that brought a new vitality to language and revolutionized the narrative structure of the novel. Published in Dublin in 1916, the novel recounts the internal and external events in a young artist’s life, and the evolution he takes in his discovery of a vocation.
What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day reads? What are you doing to celebrate?