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If I had to pick one thing to splurge on when it comes to my daughter, it will always be books. It is really important to me that she has great titles on her bookshelf that inspire her to do better and let her imagination run wild. I try to switch out her books every month or so and I encourage family and friends to skip the toys and bring a book instead. I loved reading as a kid and I am really hoping that Cassidy continues to love it too.
Check out a few of my other posts on Cassidy’s growing book collection:
25 Christmas Books to Add to Your Child’s Bookshelf this Holiday Season
A fun way to encourage your children to try out new books is by choosing a theme for the books that you are displaying. This builds excitement for kids and motivates them to participate, especially if it is a topic that they love.
Growing up we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day each year. My mom always makes corn beef and cabbage with carrots. As an adult, I still look forward to it. Cassidy got really excited about leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day this year, so I figured it would be really fun to put together a cute little bookshelf featuring holiday titles.
As you will see, I do have two books on the shelf that Cassidy already had and are not St. Patrick’s Day themed. I tried to pull books that fit the color scheme to fill in blank spaces. Sometimes, I theme bookshelves around a certain color or letter as well.
St. Patrick’s Day books to add to your bookshelf
- Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase
- The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day
- Seeds and Trees
- Liam the Leprechaun Loves to Fart
- O’Sullivan Stew
- How to Catch a Leprechaun
- Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots
- You’re My Little Lucky Charm
- How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow
So far Cassidy’s favorites are Liam the Leprechaun and How to Catch a Leprechaun.
How to Style the Books on Your Bookshelf
This is the fun part, if you weren’t having fun already. Do not spend a ton of money on this. Go to your local dollar store and Target dollar spot and pick up a few holiday items to add to the shelf. Remember, you want small decor items that will compliment your shelf. If you choose something too large it will overshadow the books that you choose to display.
I chose a felt leprechaun from the dollar spot and I removed four leaf clovers from a banner also purchased there to add some more green. Another fun item to add to the bookshelf are fun prints. You can look on Pinterest and Etsy for prints that fit the theme you are doing.
I’ve connected with some amazing bloggers to share some blogs featuring some fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas! Desserts, treats, and more! Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing.
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