Season 3 - Episodes 1 & 2 - An Irish Adventure

An Irish Adventure

An Irish Adventure is sponsored by Bloomsbury Children's Books

Look what the Reading Bug caught in her leprechaun trap! It's a tricky little leprechaun who is looking for a way back to the Emerald Isle! Follow the rainbow in the Reading Bug's magic bookbag all the way to Ireland where a magical journey to an enchanted kingdom of fairies awaits... but be careful of tricky leprechaun magic - and of ballybogs and pookas, too!

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Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
How to Build a Leprechaun Trap Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781492663881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - February 2018

Can you be the first to catch a leprechaun? Catching leprechauns is no easy task-you need more than dandelion tea and four-leaf clovers You'll need the perfect trap with precise calculations and proper engineering-and How to Build a Leprechaun Trap can help


Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles (Ronan Boyle #1) Cover Image
By Thomas Lennon, John Hendrix (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 5th, 2019

The main thing that readers ages 10 to 15 will want to know about “Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles” (Amulet, 286 pages, $17.99) is that it’s extremely funny. Styled as a personal journal and set in a magical Irish subculture, Thomas Lennon’s caper starts out in a state of wild high humor and never really lets up. Featuring exuberant artwork by John Hendrix and humorous footnotes, “Ronan Doyle and the Bridge of Riddles” leaves a clear opening for a sequel and is, to repeat, extremely funny.


Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission #15) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375856518
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 24th, 2012

Jack and Annie are on a mission to find (and inspire!) creative people. This time, Jack and Annie meet an Irish girl and go on a magical adventure that changes the girl’s life—she grows up to be Lady Gregory, who helped bring back the Irish legends, started a theater, and helped the Irish people regain both their heritage and their pride.


Non-Fiction: 
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #15: Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker #21) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375860096
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 12th, 2010

Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Tales from Old Ireland Cover Image
By Malachy Doyle, Niamh Sharkey (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781905236329
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Barefoot Books - February 2006

The Leprechaun Under the Bed Cover Image
By Teresa Bateman, Paul Meisel (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823441815
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Published: Holiday House - January 15th, 2019

Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase: Includes 12 St. Patrick's Day Cards, Fold-Out Poster, and Stickers! Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062404503
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Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019

Fairy Tales of Ireland Cover Image
By W. B. Yeats, P. J. Lynch (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780008253042
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Children's Books - February 7th, 2019