Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Great Big Birthday-ish Book List

Hey remember how last Wednesday we started talking about birthdays?? Well, what would birthday week be without a big bundle of birthday books?

It'd be just plain sad, that's what.

We don't want people sad on birthday week, so we deliver!! Jumbo sized list of birthday-ish books at your service. (You should have seen how excited Cuteness was that we were checking out birthday books and her birthday was coming. Adorable!)


It's no secret that around my (Whit's) house Birdie's Big-Girl Dress  by Sunjean Rim is a big hit! I've probably talked about it on the blog like 5 times…so lets make it 6! We love Birdie and her search for a new dress to wear to her birthday party!

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch is a classic.  Super simple, with a sweet storyline that will definitely please the preschool crowd.

For Snail's Birthday Wish (by Fiona Rempt) he wants to be fast like his friends so he doesn't miss out on all the fun. Luckily, his friends have a great idea on how to help him out.

My (Robyn's) Go-To birthday book is Birthday Zoo by Deborah Lee Rose.  I just can't resist the rhymes paired with the zoo animals.  The twist at the end is the cherry on top.  Delightful!

A Birthday for Cow! is written by Jan Thomas. If you've read any of her other books, then you know silly fun is something you can count on in this book! Oh, and turnips, those are in here too! 

The Birthday Pet Ellen Javernick is a cute rhyming book we found at the library. Danny really wants a turtle for his birthday, but his family has other ideas…will all his birthday wishes come true? We shell see (haha!)

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau by Andrea Beatty.  The hats!  The rhymes!  The illustrations!  (click here for the full review)

I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems isn't totally a birthday book per say BUT its totally party and totally hilarious! We love it around here!!

We have a real love for pigs in this house.  If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff is the perfect book for my little pig lover.  Cause you know all kinds of crazy stuff happens if you give a pig a party…

And, if you love the characters from the "if you give a…" books then you might want to check them out as they help mouse celebrate his birthday in the board book Happy Birthday, Mouse!

Arthur's Birthday is a classic in our house! Lilac and I have read it so many times we discovered the other day that together we pretty much have it memorized!  My only compliant? I don't like the present Francine gives Arthur for his birthday…I'm pretty sure Arthur doesn't either.

Do you love cake?  Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson is the book for you!  The illustrations in the book are such fun!  And the process behind making the cake?  You don't want to miss it.

It's My Birthday by Helen Oxenbury follows a cute little tot as he attempts to make his birthday cake with the help of some animal friends. Soft and sweet artwork and sort of list style repetitive text make this a cute little book for the 5 and under crowd.

For the most part birthdays and parties in general are great!  Right?  Well, in Henry's Happy Birthday (by Holly Keller) things don't go just the way Henry had hoped.  He gets feeling kinda grumpy amidst all of his birthday celebrations.  (Who hasn't felt that way now and then?)  Find yourself a copy to find out what happens.

Mouse's Birthday by Jane Yolen is pretty darn cute!! It's sort of like The Mitten, but instead of hiding from the cold everyone is crowding in to help mouse celebrate his birthday!!

And what celebration-ish sort of birthday extravaganza would be complete with out a Fancy Nancy book? In Fancy Nancy: Puppy Party Nancy throws a huge soiree for her dog Frenchy's birthday! Delightful disaster ensues (of course). It's really cute!

There you have it kids, birthday books galore! Hope you found something new that you might enjoy when you're thinking about birthdays. Happy reading!
Whitney&Robyn


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