Books about Birthdays for Children of all ages
Our list of books about birthdays are a great way to prepare young children of all ages for their own birthday or someone else’s. Overall, birthdays are full of excitement, anticipation, and of course, gifts. With interactive books, silly books, and books about giving, your child is sure to get into the party spirit. Prepare to celebrate your child’s big day with a few of our favorite birthday books. Here are our Reading Boots 15 Best Books about Birthdays.
Books about Birthdays: Ages 0-3
Baby Touch and Feel: Happy Birthday, DK Publishing. This interactive book allows the youngest readers to experience the joy of birthdays. Explore the colors and textures of cakes, balloons, and gifts.
Where is Baby’s Birthday Cake?, Karen Katz. In short, baby cannot find his birthday cake. Help him with his search and discover hidden party items along the way in this delightful lift-the-flap board book.
Spot’s Birthday Party, Eric Hill. Spot is back and wants to play hide-and-seek at his birthday party. Along with a favorite character, young readers will enjoy the interactive experience in this lift-the-flap board book.
Happy Birthday, Little Pookie, Sandra Boynton. Little Pookie is so excited for his birthday that he wakes up extra early. His excitement and the catchy rhymes keep your child engaged with this board book.
The Birthday Box, Leslie Patricelli. What’s better than getting a new toy? Obviously, getting a new box to play with too. Parents and children will enjoy going on adventures with the box and the toy inside in this cute birthday book.
Books about Birthdays: Ages 3-6
When’s My Birthday?, Julie Fogliano. You and your child will relate to this book. The narrator excitedly plans when, where, and what she wants for her birthday. After hearing the narrator’s best ideas, your little one will be ready to plan his/her own birthday.
It’s My Birthday, Helen Oxenbury. A birthday cake is even better when you can share it with friends. Go on an adventure as a child and her friends work together to make a cake. Additionally, the repetitive phrases make it easy for young children to chime in and follow along with this book.
If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party, Jill Esbaum. Dinosaur lovers will delight as a T. Rex stomps into the party, roars, and eats the cupcakes. However, how will it turn out? Will it be exciting, disastrous, or a newfound friendship?
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The Night Before My Birthday, Natasha Wing. Little ones are full of excitement and anticipation leading up to their birthdays. With lyrical rhymes and colorful pictures, this book captures the excitement of a child’s big day.
A Birthday for Cow, Jan Thomas. Mouse and Pig want to bake a cake for cow’s birthday, but duck has a different idea. All in all, the simple text and duck’s antics will keep your child giggling along with this birthday book.
Books about Birthdays: Ages 6-8
A Birthday for Frances, Russell Hoban. It is Gloria’s birthday. Will Frances be happy or jealous of her younger sister? Although birthdays are fun, young readers will relate to Frances’ feelings of being the un-birthday child.
Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish, Beth Ferry. Making a wish on your birthday is very important, but there are rules to make the wish correctly. Of course, every rule comes with exceptions. Color images and some very silly exceptions to the rules will keep your child laughing and engaged.
A Birthday for Bear, Bonnie Becker. Mouse wants to celebrate Bear’s birthday, but Bear isn’t having it. Will Bear finally give in and join in the birthday spirit? In particular, the bright watercolor illustrations and silly antics will show your child what it means to celebrate a friend.
Little Miss Birthday, Roger Hargreaves. Part of the Mr. Men and Little Miss collection, Little Miss Birthday loves giving the perfect gifts to her friends. However, she is stumped on finding a gift for Mr. Wrong. With bright, simple pictures and silly gift ideas, your child will giggle along with Little Miss Birthday.
Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss. “Today you are You, that is truer than true.” Celebrate your child’s uniqueness with Dr. Seuss’s rhymes, lyrical patterns, oddities, and fantastic animals.
Birthday books can be used a mirror books for your child. Check out this quick tip on using books as mirrors!
Get ready to celebrate your child’s day with these books about birthdays!
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