Top 10 Birthdays Books

    Bernice Gets Carried Away
    5.9
    01
    Bernice Gets Carried Away
    Written and illustrated by Hannah Harrison
    Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish
    5.5
    02
    Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish
    Written by Beth Ferry & illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
    Happy Birthday, Cupcake!
    5.5
    03
    Happy Birthday, Cupcake!
    Written and illustrated by Terry Border
    If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon
    5.5
    04
    If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon
    Written by Joyce Lapin & illustrated by Simona Ceccarelli
    The Best Birthday Present Ever
    5.5
    05
    The Best Birthday Present Ever
    Written and illustrated by Ben Mantle
    If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party
    5.3
    06
    If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party
    Written and illustrated by Jill Esbaum
    A Gift for Goose
    5.0
    Series
    07
    A Gift for Goose
    Written and illustrated by Tad Hills
    Happy Birthday, Little Pookie
    5.0
    Series
    08
    Happy Birthday, Little Pookie
    Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton
    The Night Before My Birthday
    5.0
    Series
    09
    The Night Before My Birthday
    Written by Natasha Wing & illustrated by Amy Wummer
    If You Give a Pig a Party
    4.6
    #7 in Series
    10
    If You Give a Pig a Party
    Written by Laura Numeroff & illustrated by Felicia Bond

Just like Lemony Snicket, we say, “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” This sage advice extends to everything we do, including birthdays! The party doesn’t start until the books arrive. If you’re looking to add a bookish element to your birthday⁠—a decision we couldn’t agree with more⁠—we’ve got the perfect suggestions. Growing up, birthdays were always a very well celebrated event in our home. We looked forward to them for quite some time before the big day. We anticipated choosing our birthday breakfast, what kind of party and activities we wanted to do throughout the day, and we always knew there would be a special treat (birthday cake!) of our choice. Children's literature does a great job of showcasing some wonderful birthday parties. From Dr. Seuss's well known "Happy Birthday to You!" to "A Birthday for Cow," to "If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon," the selection of books is out of this world. Children's literature does so much for kids, and teaching them of their importance is no exception! Whether you are looking for board books for your little one's very first birthday, or your growing toddler on their second birthday, you are sure to find one that is personalized to their individual interests. If your child has a birthday during the school year, sometimes their kindergarten class will invite you to bring something in to share with classmates. This list of books is sure to give you some great ideas. We have also included picture books for their third birthday up to six years old. You can be sure that even when their birthdays mean they are growing up a little too much for your liking, we will still have books for them. For your middle school age kids, you can find chapter books with stories about birthdays that will be loads of fun for them . . . and you can feel good about being able to continue making them feel celebrated! We'd love to hear which books are your favorites or which you'd add to the list.

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