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Eastchester St. Patrick's Day Parade Marshal Gives Reading List

A reading list of Irish history and culture has been compiled by Helene Murtha Dooley, EdD, Eastchester resident and librarian in the Eastchester Union Free School District.
A reading list of Irish history and culture has been compiled by Helene Murtha Dooley, EdD, Eastchester resident and librarian in the Eastchester Union Free School District. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- A reading list of Irish history and culture has been compiled by Helene Murtha Dooley, EdD, Eastchester resident and librarian in the Eastchester Union Free School District who is the Grand Marshal for the.Eastchester Irish American Social Club Annual Eastchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The parade will be held Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m.

“While there are many great writers and books capturing the experiences of the Irish and Irish Americans, this list represents some of my favorites,” said Dooley.

The following books are suggested:

Picture Books:

  • St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
  • Jamie O’Rourke Series by Tomie dePaola
  • Finn M’Coul by Tomie dePaola
  • The Story of Saint Patrick’s Day by Patricia Pingry
  • A Fine St. Patrick’s Day by Susan Wojciechowski
Picture Books – Intermediate Grades:
  • Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola
  • Fiona’s Lace by Patricia Polacco
  • Mary McClean and the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade by Steven Kroll
  • The Saint Patrick’s Day Shillelagh by Janet Nolan
  • Children’s Chapter Books Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House Series) by Mary Osborne Pope
  • Leprechauns and Irish Folklore (Fact Checker Magic Tree House Series) by Mary Osborne Pope
  • Nory Ryan’s Song by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Maggie’s Door by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell Mass, 1847 (Dear America Series) by Barry Denenberg
  • Airman by Eoin Colfer (author of the Artemis Fowl Series)

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