Maybe it’s a deep seeded connection to my Irish ancestors or a simple love of Ireland. Whatever the case may be, I love to read books about the land of the leprechauns and share them with my children. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some of our favorite books that inspire travel to Ireland.
You can find these holiday story books from around the world at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience. All recommendations are mine. The holidays are a wonderful time to teach children about celebrations and traditions in other cultures. If you have been following our Holiday Celebrations Around the World series, you have noticed the uniqueness with which each country approaches the holidays. We love introducing our children to other cultures, and sharing holiday story books from around the world is a tradition we treasure in our home year after year. Here are some of our favorites:
Today I’m sharing a new book that came my way called, Xs and Os for Gabby Ann by Petrell Marie Özbay. It’s the story of a little girl who wonders how her daddy’s love (xs and os) will travel to her from across the world. This story was brought to my attention by Erin at South to Southwest, who is a teacher like myself and I thank her for putting this book in my hands. Historically, my husband has been the one that travels for work and I am left holding down the fort, but lately it seems I am the one spending time away from home. When I read this book, I realized it would be great to share… [Read More]
One of our family’s favorite things to do is read children’s books from around the world. Not only do they inspire our travels, they teach us about other cultures and far away lands. These books encourage children to use their imaginations and make connections, hopefully realizing they never need to leave the comfort of home to learn about other cultures.