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In honor of my daughter’s upcoming birthday, I wanted to share a fun book round-up with you. These books are all about birthdays.
Fill your book baskets with these books, or give them to your loved ones as a gift. Either way, your little ones will love celebrating with these picture books.
Birthday Party Picture Books for Kids
Happy Birthday, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
Join Mouse as he celebrates his birthday with the perfect treat!
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? by Jane Yolen
All little dinosaurs love to get presents, and this new board book will be an immediate favorite. From birthday hats to Ceratosaurus-sized cakes, America’s young readers will laugh out loud as the celebration moves from “bad” birthday behavior to just the right amount of silliness and sharing.
Whose Birthday Is It? by Sheila Sweeny Higginson
Today is somebody’s birthday, but Mickey can’t figure out whose it is. Could it be Daisy’s? Perhaps he should get her a new hair bow. Maybe it’s Pluto’s and Mickey can get him a bone. Young readers will have great fun following Mickey on this birthday-themed treasure hunt. Will he find the perfect present in time for the big Clubhouse birthday celebration?
Happy Birthday! by DK Publishing
Baby Touch and Feel books are the perfect series for the very youngest readers. These small, padded books excite babies and toddlers with their foil and touch and-feel covers.
Where is Baby’s Birthday Cake? by Karen Katz
It’s Baby’s birthday, but where is Baby’s cake? Little ones will love lifting the large, sturdy flaps to find Baby’s birthday cake in this fun board book.
The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli
What’s better than getting a brand-new toy as a birthday gift? Playing with the box it came in! Climb in for a flight across the ocean, a jaunt on a sailing ship, some sledding down a slippery slope, and a brief stint as a robot. Good thing the toy pup that came inside the box is happy to come along for the ride!
Happy Birthday, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
The celebration begins as Daddy makes Pancakes Supreme, and an energetic and excited Pookie parties on all day. Told in Sandra Boynton’s signature humorous rhyme, the story also expresses sweet and sincere parental love and support. The joyous artwork is detailed and exuberant, and is guaranteed to please toddlers and their caregivers on their birthday and every day.
Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss
On your birthday, meet the birthday bird who arranges a boat sized cake, lavish feast, and an elaborate festive celebration just for you. Based in the fantasy land of Katroo, the book is a special gift for children celebrating their birthday. It transports them on a magical journey that trails the splendors of celebrating their favorite day.
Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by Margaret & H. A. Rey
When the man with the yellow hat tells George that he is planning a surprise, of course George is curious. Before long George finds a hat, noisemakers, decorations, and games. It must be a birthday! But whose birthday is it? That’s the surprise!
Llama Llama Birthday Party by Anna Dewdnet
The book, about Llama having a birthday bash with all his friends, features simple text and four pages of colorful stickers to add to each of the scenes, and of course stars Llama and his Mama!
The Secret Birthday Message by Eric Carle
It is Tim’s birthday. Instead of a package, Tim gets a mysterious letter — written in code! Tim — and the reader — are off, following the clues. And at the end of the treasure hunt is a wonderful birthday surprise!
The Night Before My Birthday by Natasha Wing
The decorations are up, the table is set, and the food is ready – but what happens when there is an ice cream emergency?
Little Miss Birthday by Roger Hargreaves
Little Miss Birthday loves giving birthday presents. She prides herself on always picking the perfect present. But this time, it looks like one of the Mr. Men may just stump her!
Mr. Birthday by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Birthday is very good at organizing birthday parties. He likes to make sure that everyone he knows has a party on his or her birthday. But there seems to be an important birthday coming up that Mr. Birthday knows nothing about . . .
Birthday Monsters! by Sandra Boynton
You hear your door come crashing down—those birthday monsters are in town! And they’re going to wreak havoc in the most extraordinarily rude ways. What fun!
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday by Stan & Jan Berenstain
When Sister, Brother, and Papa Bear give a big noisy party in honor of Sister Bear’s birthday, there are too many guests, too many games, and too much excitement
Moira’s Birthday by Robert Munsch
Uh oh! Moira invites grades 1 to 6 to her party. But her parents don’t know—until …
Some Birthday! by Patricia Polacco
Some birthday! Where was the cake with all the candles, the brightly wrapped present, and the family singing “happy birthday” all together? Not only had the festivities apparently been forgotten, but Dad suggests a trip to one of the scariest places on earth — home of the Clay Pit Bottoms Monster!
A Little House Birthday by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Join the Laura and the rest of the Ingalls family as they celebrate little Laura’s fifth birthday in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. There are special presents from everyone, and that night Laura falls asleep to the merry music of Pa’s fiddle.