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Birthdays: Board Books For Kids

Birthdays are such a fun time with children. They can be celebrated in many different ways. It is especially fun to see the light in their eyes when they know how special they are. This list of books can help you make your child's special day the best it can be!

Happy Birthday, Little Pookie book
#1
Happy Birthday, Little Pookie
Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-5
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm

This fun birthday book perfectly captures the excitement of a child on their birthday--waking up early, getting surprises, and having fun activities!

Wake up and celebrate Little Pookie’s big day in this way-too-early board book from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton. Is that you, little Pookie? It’s not even light. You ought to be sleeping. Look outside. It’s still night. But it’s my birthday! Birthday! Birthday! Pookie can’t wait to celebrate! There’s only one problem: It’s still nighttime and everyone is asleep. With Sandra Boynton’s signature charm and piggy pizzazz, this surprising (yawn) story proves that every Little Pookie loves birthdays…even before daybreak!

Birthday Monsters! book
#2
Birthday Monsters!
Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm

This book about the silly birthday monsters is cute and funny, but it wasn't my favorite. I liked that bit of humor and that the monsters came to clean up and leave a surprise at the end, but it mostly made me sad that they ruined the child's birthday.

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! From Boynton on Board, the more-than-20-million-copy-bestselling series of extra-big, extra-fat, and extra-fun board books, here is BIRTHDAY MONSTERS. Featuring Sandra Boynton's lively rhyming text and inimitable illustrations, this story about a madcap crew of lovable party crashers will appeal to kids and adults alike.

Princess Arabella's Birthday book
#3
Princess Arabella's Birthday
Written and illustrated by Mylo Freeman
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

It's Princess Arabella's birthday. She wants a very special present: an elephant. But will she get what she wants?

Happy Birthday to You! book
#4
Happy Birthday to You!
Written by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Nicola Slater
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A group of musicians is traveling to a caf� for a surprise celebration. Press the buttons to hear them play their instruments . . . and join in with the whole band at the end to wish one little otter a very happy birthday! With a flute, guitar, violin, and piano, plus a rousing "big band" chorus and a splendid light-up birthday cake, this delightful little book makes the perfect birthday gift.

Birthday Party Counting book
#5
Birthday Party Counting
Written by Barbara Barbieri McGrath and illustrated by Peggy Tagel
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Looking for a board book that celebrates birthdays? Look no further! Birthday Counting is the perfect choice for baby’s birthday party! This festive board book introduces counting in reverse from six to one, with all the typical trappings of a birthday fete, including cakes, balloons, and presents. This book is part of the First Celebrations series, which also includes Easter Counting, Halloween Colors, Vanlentine’s Shapes, Christmas Colors & Counting, and Thanksgiving Counting! Round out the series with this new fun and colorful book about the most important day of the year — your birthday!

Birthday Cake book
#6
Birthday Cake
Written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

HAPPYLAND introduces three friends Bink, Clyde, and Glub-Glub in a series of delightful adventures that illustrate issues including sharing, gratitude, and worry. "Birthday Cake" tackles the ever-important issue of sharing, as the hero Clyde learns it s as much fun to give as it is to receive. There s nothing more important for little kids entering preschool than to be emotionally ready ready to separate from their parents, to mix and play with new children, to broaden their sense of the world. HAPPYLAND, from award-winning children s author Dan Yaccarino, is the board book series that gives kids, and their parents, the language they need to take these emotional steps."

A Wolf's Tale book
#7
A Wolf's Tale
Written and illustrated by Eva Montanari
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

We all know the story of the Big Bad Wolf and the three little pigs ... or do we?

My First Birthday book
#8
My First Birthday
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

This cheerful collection of colorful images and simple words provides the perfect introduction to the fun and festive symbols of a birthday celebration. Included are words such as candle, cake, gift, and balloon. The little size and sturdy pages make this sweet book perfect for little hands.

Where's Spot? book
#9
Where's Spot?
Written and illustrated by Eric Hill
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

The bestselling puppy is better than ever. Spot’s 25th birthday presents are bold, beautiful color covers that give him a great new look. Enjoy Spot in paperback with full-color covers and traditional Lift-the-Flap features. Have more fun with Spot!

Spot Bakes a Cake book
#10
Spot Bakes a Cake
Written and illustrated by Eric Hill
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Celebrate summer with Spot and his friends in these brand-new lift-the- flap editions! Kids can still lift the flaps to bake a cake and to spend time with Spot and his grandparents, but now their favorite puppy will be featured in a colorful new design. For the first time since their publication, these two lift-the-flaps will have full-color covers and spines.

The Crayons' Book of Colors book
#11
The Crayons' Book of Colors
Written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

The crayons are back and brighter than ever in this board book of colors from the creators of the #1 New York Times Best Sellers, The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home. It’s Duncan’s birthday, and all the crayons want to make him a card! With their fun and quirky illustrations of firetrucks, dragons, and (dare we say?) wheat, these creative crayons each have something different to contribute. When they come together, they can make something truly spectacular to celebrate Duncan’s birthday! From the creative minds behind the The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, comes a fun board book introducing young readers to colors.

Max's Birthday book
#12
Max's Birthday
Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

These irresistible Max & Ruby board books will introduce the youngest readers to the beloved bunny pair, who star in their own show on Nick Jr. and Noggin. In Max's Birthday, the siblings celebrate Max's special day!

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