Birthdays

You Wish

By Amanda Hubbard

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Sixteen year-old Kayla may have had the worst birthday ever, but she’s just about to see things get a little worse. It all starts with one wish . . . for her birthday wishes to finally start coming true. But, when her first childhood wish arrives – a real-life My Little Pony prancing in her front yard – she realizes that it could end with kissing her best friend’s boyfriend.

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Mary Wore her Red Dress, and Henry Wore his Green Sneakers

By Merle Peek

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Each of Katy Bear's animal friends wears a different color of clothing to her birthday party.
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Mice And Beans

By Pam Muñoz Ryan and Joe Cepeda (illustrator)

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Kind-hearted but forgetful grandmother Rosa María prepares for her granddaughter’s seventh birthday, with help from the ratones living in her house. Color-drenched, lively illustrations reflect a close-knit Hispanic family, and Spanish phrases flavor the story. Includes a recipe for rice and beans!

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Happy Birth Day!

By Robie Harris and Michael Emberley (illustrator)

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A baby's first day of life is lovingly recounted in words and pictures. JE Fic Har

Suggested for ages 4 - 6

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Alfie and the Birthday Surprise

By Shirley Hughes

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The death of Bob's cat prompts his friends and family to give him a surprise birthday party and a very special present. JE Fic Hug

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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Toot & Puddle: a Present For Toot

By Holly Hobbie

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Puddle is having a difficult time shopping for the right birthday gift for his best friend. He wants to give his pal something special and out of the ordinary. Then he comes across a present that he thinks will be perfect...or will it? JE Fic Hob

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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