Books are a great way to engage children from an early age in their heritage or in the culture of others.
We’ve put together a list of the most magical children’s books that they’ll want to read over and over again.
Patrick and the president
Written by Ryan Tubridy and PJ Lynch
A picture book on the return of President John F. Kennedy to his ancestral home in Ireland. Co-written by Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy, this heartily told story captures the feverish excitement in the preparation for JFK’s 1963 visit – all seen through the eyes of a young boy named Patrick who wants to know , more than anything, what it would be like to shake hands with the president.
Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment
Written and illustrated by Kate Forrester
A beautiful book of traditional tales from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Wales transports you into the world of Celtic folklore. There are sixteen stories in total. organized by four themes, Tricksters, The Sea, Quests and Romance.
Ancient Ireland Coloring Book: From Newgrange to the Vikings
Written by Conor McHale
A great way to make learning fun! Bring Ireland’s ancient history to life through a series of detailed illustrations depicting everything from famous people and historical battles to scenes from Irish myth and legend.
Trace a path
Written by Sarah Webb. Illustrated by Lauren O’Neill
Filled with fun and fascinating facts and stunning full-page illustrations, this book celebrates the pioneers who shaped the world we live in. From Irish women who made changes in Ireland to those who made changes abroad. From adventurers to inventors; from explorers to warriors; from designers to writers; from rebel leaders to presidents, this book is a true celebration of Irish women
Great Irish Legends
Written by Yvonne Carroll. Illustrated by Robin Lawrie
Stories of great giants, clever warriors, jealous queens and mystical creatures abound in this richly illustrated volume of six traditional Irish legends. A pronunciation guide is included to help you read unusual Irish names