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Whether you're celebrating now or one day,
browse a few of our favorite birthday books below.

Happy Birthday, Little Pookie By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781481497701
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Published: Boynton Bookworks - August 29th, 2017

Wake up and celebrate Little Pookie’s big day in this way-too-early board book from the bestselling Sandra Boynton.

Birthday! Birthday! Pookie can’t wait to celebrate! There’s only one problem: It’s still nighttime and everyone is asleep.


Birthday Monsters! (Boynton on Board) By Sandra Boynton Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781563054433
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - January 12th, 1993

An unforgettable birthday celebration from 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! 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.


Happy Birthday to You! (Classic Seuss) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780394800769
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Celebrate your unique self with Dr. Seuss and the Great Birthday Bird in the ultimate birthday book! A perfect gift for Seuss fans or anyone blowing out the candles for another year! 

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!


When's My Birthday? By Julie Fogliano, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626722934
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 5th, 2017

In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.

when’s my birthday?
where’s my birthday?
how many days until my birthday?


Bunny Cakes (Max and Ruby) By Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140566673
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Published: Puffin Books - February 1st, 2000

It's Grandma's birthday, and Max wants to make her an icky, worm-infested cake. But Ruby says, "No, Max. We are going to make Grandma an angel surprise cake, with raspberry-fluff icing." Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen? Or will they both become bunnies who bake?


A Birthday for Frances By Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064430074
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Published: HarperCollins - October 26th, 1994

s her little sister Gloria's birthday approaches, Frances wavers between being generous'and being jealous. ‘[Frances] is every youngster who chafes at being the un-birthday child.


Curious George and the Birthday Surprise By H. A. Rey, Martha Weston (Illustrator) Cover Image
By H. A. Rey, Martha Weston (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780618346875
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Published: Clarion Books - September 22nd, 2003

George is curious about the party supplies he finds around his house. It must be a birthday! But whose?

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!


Maisy's Surprise Birthday Party By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536216776
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Published: Candlewick - July 20th, 2021

Surprise! A must-have birthday story for party-going Maisy fans everywhere.


Caillou: The Birthday Party (Caillou Clubhouse) By Claire St-Onge (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Claire St-Onge (Adapted by)
$4.99
ISBN: 9782897181222
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Published: Caillou - April 15th, 2014

Caillou celebrates his birthday with friends and family. Caillou is thrilled: there are games, face painting, a cake and presents. And when his wish comes true, Caillou thinks it is the best birthday ever. This special edition comes with stickers for little readers and their party guests.


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The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday (First Time Books(R)) By Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780394873329
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 1986

This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about birthdays and what’s most important about them!


Ling & Ting Share a Birthday By Grace Lin Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780316184045
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Published: LB Kids - September 2nd, 2014

Ling & Ting are twins. They share a birthday. They bake cakes, and they make birthday wishes. They tell stories and wrap gifts. They also share a birthday secret! The simple text and colorful art makes this early reader a perfect choice for children learning to read.


A Birthday for Bear: Candlewick Sparks By Bonny Becker, Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780763668617
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Published: Candlewick - September 24th, 2013

“The winning stars of A Visitor for Bear make a return engagement.” — School Library Journal


Birthday Helpers! (LEGO City) (Step into Reading) By Steve Foxe, Random House (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steve Foxe, Random House (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593481110
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022

Celebrate a birthday in LEGO® City with this Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader!


Mindy Kim and the Birthday Puppy By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534440135
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Published: Aladdin - June 9th, 2020

Fresh off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this third novel in an adorable chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who wants a puppy for her birthday!

All Mindy Kim has ever wanted is a puppy of her very own. After all, having all the toy dog plushies in the world isn’t quite the same thing as a real one!


Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312629021
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Published: Square Fish - May 11th, 2010

Get ready to party!

It's Bad Kitty's birthday, and she's wishing for a special gift. If she doesn't get it, well . . . things won't be pretty for her guests. The guest list includes Chatty Kitty, Strange Kitty, Stinky Kitty, and her other neighborhood "pals." Plus, don't forget Uncle Murray and Poor Puppy! Join in on the fun in this riotous companion to Bad Kitty Gets a Bath!


Switched at Birthday: A Wish Novel By Natalie Standiford Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545346535
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 30th, 2016

What if your birthday wish turned you into someone else?

Lavender and Scarlet are nothing alike. Scarlet is tall, pretty, and popular -- the star of the soccer team and the queen of the school. Lavender is . . . well, none of these things.


11 Birthdays: A Wish Novel By Wendy Mass Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545052405
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 1st, 2010

This hilarious novel from award-winning author Wendy Mass is now available in paperback!

It's Amanda's 11th birthday and she is super excited---after all, 11 is so different from 10. But from the start, everything goes wrong.


Finally: A Wish Novel By Wendy Mass Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545052436
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 26th, 2016

Turning 12 isn't all it's cracked up to be!

Get a cell phone. Stay home alone. Go to the mall with best friend and No Parents. Wear makeup. Get contact lenses. Attend a boy-girl party. Rory Swenson has been waiting her whole life to turn twelve. And she's got a list to prove it. Whenever Rory asks her parents for something, they always say, "When you're twelve . .


We Are Party People By Leslie Margolis Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250177254
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Published: Square Fish - October 23rd, 2018

In this middle-grade contemporary novel, a shy girl with party-planner parents learns that stepping out of her comfort zone might not be so scary after all.


Bake It: More Than 150 Recipes for Kids from Simple Cookies to Creative Cakes! By DK Cover Image
By DK
$24.99
ISBN: 9781465486141
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Published: DK Children - October 1st, 2019

An all-encompassing baking book for kids aged 9-12 filled with over 150 recipes from simple cookies to creative cakes!