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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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A Piece of Cake
Written & illustrated by LeUyen Pham
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Reminiscent of the best of Peter Brown with the charming retro feel of classic Golden Books, A Piece of Cake is a delightful story about generosity, creativity, and improvisation from bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham.Mouse has baked a special treat for Little Bird’s birthday! But delivering it to his friend isn’t easy–not when everyone he meets along the way offers to trade something for a piece of cake. . . . In A Piece of Cake, LeUyen Pham puts a unique spin on a classic tale. Kids will love the unexpected and hilarious turn the story takes. Its strong picture support; story elements, including setting, character, and plot development; and identification of a problem and solution make this a strong Common Core title.Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish
Written by Beth Ferry & illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A joyful picture book that celebrates every kid’s favorite day of the year, full of adorable art from the illustrator of Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site and I Wish You More.

The most important rule is #1: It must be your birthday.

After that’s been established, a crew of hilarious animals help picture book pros Tom Lichtenheld and Beth Ferry take readers through a joyous romp that covers the most important elements of every year’s most essential holiday, including singing; closing your eyes and making a wish; blowing out candles on a cake, then settling into bed and dreaming of your wish coming true.

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The Best Birthday Present Ever
Written & illustrated by Ben Mantle
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Squirrel is super excited: he’s been invited to Big Bear’s birthday party! Now he just has to find the perfect present for his friend—but what can you give a bear who already has EVERYTHING? Squirrel searches and searches and chooses . . . a stick! As Bear unwraps his stack of gifts Squirrel begins to worry: is it enough? But with a little imagination, and a good friend, even the simplest stick can become magical. This funny, heartwarming story of friendship is a great gift—and not just for bears!

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Clever Jack Takes the Cake
Written by Candace Fleming & illustrated by G. Brian Karas
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Take a bite out of this deliciously funny original fairy tale, which received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and the Bank Street College of Education. What would you do if you were invited to the princess’s tenth birthday party but didn’t have money for a gift? Well, clever Jack decides to bake the princess a cake. Now he just has to get it to the castle in one piece. What could possibly go wrong? Candace Fleming and G. Brian Karas, creators of the bestselling picture book Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, have teamed up again to bring us a modern fairy tale starring a determined boy and a story-loving princess with a good sense of humor. While girls will fall for a story featuring a princess’s birthday party, Jack’s adventures with trolls, bears, and gypsies make this the perfect read for young boys as well–and ideal for storytime.

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Whopper Cake
Written by Karma Wilson & illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Today is Grandma’s birthday, and Granddad has an ichin’, to bake a WHOPPER chocolate cake and traumatize the kitchen! Join the madcap frenzy of making the biggest cake in the world! And the biggest…mess!

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  • The Perfect Birthday Recipe - Summer birthdays can be lonely, but not when you have great friends like Beavers! This year Tortoise, Bird, Rabbit, and Squirrel insist on baking Beaver’s birthday cake, but Beaver isn’t so sure. He is the ultimate perfectionist and would rather do it himself, following the recipe exactly. Will Beaver’s nitpicky ways ruin his birthday and his friendships? The Perfect Birthday Recipe is the fourth and final story in Katy Hudson’s best-selling set of seasonal picture books, including Too Many Carrots, A Loud Winter’s Nap, and The Golden Acorn.

  • Big Red Lollipop - Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party, and her mother, Ami, insists that she bring her little sister along. Rubina is mortified, but she can’t convince Ami that you just don’t bring your younger sister to your friend’s party. So both girls go, and not only does Sana demand to win every game, but after the party she steals Rubina’s prized party favor, a red lollipop. What’s a fed-up big sister to do?

  • Penelope Strudel and the Birthday Treasure Hunt - Explore the quirky chaos of Custard Manor as you help Penelope Strudel hunt down her birthday surprise from her Uncle Derek Custard.But watch out–there are puffins about! Penelope Strudel and the Birthday Treasure Hunt is a fun, eccentric search-and-find book perfect for children 5+. Explore every larger-than-life room in Custard Manor with two-page spreads filled with funny details, then crack the codes that lead you to the next room. With a host of wacky wildlife running amok throughout the Manor, children are sure to discover something new with every read. From T-Rex skeletons in the Museum Room to a giraffe in the Orangery, there’s a surprise around every corner in Custard Manor. But those naughty puffins have trashed the place! Spot 11 in every room, alongside Crumble the dog, Lawrence the cat, and an array of hidden details waiting to be discovered. Get busy spotting each item on the checklist in every room, then put your noggin to use solving a number of puzzles to help Penelope on her great treasure hunt! Penelope Strudel offers hours of puzzle fun for budding detectives. The luxuriously illustrated rooms of Custard Manor make this a perfect gift for birthdays or holidays, and a great interactive read to keep young minds busy.

  • Eloise Throws a Party! - Eloise and Nanny throw Weenie a surprise birthday party in this hilarious Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for emerging readers! It’s Weenie’s birthday and Eloise NEEDS to throw him a party! With the help of Nanny, Eloise throws Weenie a surprise party and every person and dog in the Plaza Hotel is invited.

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Don't Ask a Dinosaur
Written by Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss & illustrated by Louie Chin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

Written in a masterfully-executed rhyme, the book presents a cavalcade of lesser-known dinos and pairs their odd characteristics with little tasks that are hilariously impossible because of those features. “Don’t ask Deinocheirus to set the forks and spoons,” because his hands were enormous, “Therizinosaurus shouldn’t blow up balloons,” because he had very long claws. In the end they find the one thing everyone can help do is to blow out the candles on the cake…but will it create yet another mess?

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Birthday
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

A Swiss classic back in print! Beloved illustrator Hans Fischer’s captivating story–about Old Lisette and her many animals that throw a surprise birthday party for her–has charmed generations of children. When Lisette goes to the village on her birthday, her dog, Bello, and the other animals get to work. The cats bake a cake, the chickens lay extra eggs, the goat picks flowers for the birthday table, and the rabbits find seventy-six candles. When Lisette returns in the evening, she is surprised by the animals welcoming her to a festive table. After the meal, Bello put on a play for Lisette, and the ducks organize a party on the pond. But the highlight of the party is the most beautiful birthday surprise: the cats, Mauli and Ruli, proudly show Lisette their new baby kittens. Fischer’s inimitable lines and colorful palette make this birthday celebration one to remember.

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5-Minute Winnie the Pooh Stories
Written by & illustrated by Disney Storybook Art Team
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Join Winnie the Pooh and his friends on a birthday party, help Rabbit find his Good Mood, play with little Roo, and more! With 12 stories featuring Winnie the Pooh and all of your favorite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood, each meant to be read aloud in five minutes, this padded storybook with beautiful illustrations is the perfect fit for bedtime, story time, or anytime!

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Corduroy Lost and Found
Written by B.G. Hennessy & illustrated by Jody Wheeler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A new adventure for a classic teddy bear! Corduroy the beloved bear slips out very early one morning to get a birthday present for Lisa. He spies what he thinks is a yellow balloon up in the sky, thinking that would be perfect for her. But when the sun rises, the balloon (really the full moon) disappears. And now Corduroy is lost. Lisa finds him, but not before Corduroy succeeds in getting just the right gift—a lollipop as yellow and round as the moon. Written in the whimsical style of Don Freeman and illustrated in the exact scratchboard technique he used to create Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy.

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The Silver Arrow
Written by Lev Grossman
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians comes a must-read, wholly original middle-grade debut perfect for fans of The Chronicles of Narnia and Roald Dahl Dear Uncle Herbert, You’ve never met me, but I’m your niece Kate, and since it is my birthday tomorrow and you are super-rich could you please send me a present? Kate and her younger brother Tom lead dull, uninteresting lives. And if their dull, uninteresting parents are anything to go by, they don’t have much to look forward to. Why can’t Kate have thrilling adventures and save the world the way people do in books? Even her 11th birthday is shaping up to be mundane – that is, until her mysterious and highly irresponsible Uncle Herbert, whom she’s never even met before, surprises her with the most unexpected, exhilarating, inappropriate birthday present of all time: a colossal steam locomotive called the Silver Arrow. Kate and Tom’s parents want to send it right back where it came from. But Kate and Tom have other ideas – and so does the Silver Arrow – and soon they’re off to distant lands along magical rail lines in the company of an assortment of exotic animals who, it turns out, can talk. With only curiosity, excitement, their own resourcefulness and the thrill of the unknown to guide them, Kate and Tom are on the adventure of a lifetime . . . and who knows? They just might end up saving the world after all. This thrilling fantasy adventure will not only entertain young readers but inspire them to see the beautiful, exciting, and precious world around them with new eyes.

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  • When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree - “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised to receive a lemon tree from Grandma for her birthday. After all, she DID ask for a new gadget! But when she follows the narrator’s careful–and funny–instructions, she discovers that the tree might be exactly what she wanted after all.

  • Bernice Gets Carried Away - Perfect for a new generation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day readers, this charming story about a grumpy cat gently shows how far a little sharing can go. Bernice is having a truly rotten time at her friend’s birthday party. First, everyone else gets a piece of cake with a frosting rose. But not Bernice. Then, everyone else gets strawberry-melon soda. Bernice gets the prune-grapefruit juice. And it’s warm. The last straw is the one lousy (squished) candy she gets from the piñata. So when the balloons arrive, Bernice knows just what she has to do: grab them all. And then, poor cross Bernice gets carried up, up, and away. Luckily, she figures out just how to make her way back down to the party…and she brightens lots of other animals’ days on her way. Hannah Harrison’s gorgeous animal paintings come alive in her second picture book. Her “exceptionally polished” debut, Extraordinary Jane, received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and School Library Journal.

  • Happy Birthday - Little Puppy is excited – it’s his birthday, and all the Little Friends are coming to his party! This charmingly illustrated board book is filled with all the things that make a birthday so special, garlands and party hats, presents and cake, and most important of all friends to celebrate with. A delightful book to share with little ones on their special day, Happy Birthday has textures to touch, feel, and explore, as well as a big birthday surprise flap to lift.

  • The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake - As she is preparing a special angelfood cake for her mother’s birthday, a girl is surprised by three angels who have dropped in for a taste.

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Marsha Is Magnetic
Written by Beth Ferry & illustrated by Lorena Alvarez
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

It turns out that the best way to draw others to you is by being yourself in this sweet, STEAM-minded picture book from New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry.

Marsha is a scientist who has never met a problem she couldn’t solve. But when it comes to making friends to invite to her birthday party, she is stumped. Luckily, Marsha knows the solution to being stumped: the scientific method. With equal parts creativity, determination, and humor, Marsha sets out to attract as many friends as she can–what could possibly go wrong? In this hilarious celebration of friendship and ingenuity, Beth Ferry and Lorena Alvarez show readers that the best way to attract friends is to simply be yourself.

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Land Shark
Written by Beth Ferry & illustrated by Ben Mantle
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-6

The only thing Bobby wants for his birthday is a pet shark. So you can imagine his disappointment when his parents get him…a puppy. Everyone knows shark lovers can never become dog lovers. Or can they? Full of humor and heart, this book explores the idea that sometimes, getting exactly what you don’t want turns out to be exactly what you need.

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If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon
Written by Joyce Lapin & illustrated by Simona Ceccarelli
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Blast off to an extraterrestrial birthday celebration where young partygoers get to romp in a low-gravity playground; discover that candles and balloons behave weirdly in the lunar atmosphere; and learn why the “moon angels” they make in the dust will last for millennia. This cool picture book combines fun and facts to explain the science behind each surprise in terms children can easily grasp.

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One Big Day
Written by Anne Wynter & illustrated by Alea Marley
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

One Big Day is a board book celebration of that very special day–a baby’s first birthday. The perfect gift for babies and their parents to share! One Big Day and Anne Wynter and Alea Marley’s companion book, Hands On!, about a baby’s journey from crawling to taking their very first steps, are joyful read-alouds.Together or separately, both books make happy gifts for showers, birthdays, and other celebrations of milestone baby and toddler events.One big boxOne big bowOne big cakeOne big blow…

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Bunny Cakes
Written & illustrated by Rosemary Wells
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

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?

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  • Happy Birthday, Cupcake! - From the creator of Peanut Butter & Cupcake comes a birthday book starring everyone’s favorite dessert! What’s a cupcake to do when she needs to plan her birthday party? In this hilarious, kid-friendly homage to food and birthdays, Cupcake runs through tons of ideas while her best friend, Blueberry Muffin, finds reasons why they won’t work: Soup gets seasick; Donut melts in the sun; someome might get squashed during musical chairs; and Cupcake is not very good at limbo (her icing might get sliced off!). Just as Cupcake is ready to crumble, Blueberry Muffin has one last idea that just might save the day. With laugh-out-loud visual gags (like a band made up of beans–the musical fruit, of course), this book is sure to put a birthday smile on any kid’s face (and on adult faces as well).

  • A Wolf's Tale - We all know the story of the Big Bad Wolf and the three little pigs … or do we? Meet the great-great-great-great-grandson of the original Big Bad Wolf, also hot on the trail of some little pigs. Is he also up to no goodor is he trying to make friends at last? A hilarious twist on the original Three Little Pigs story, with stunning illustrations from acclaimed artist Eva Montanari.

  • Sometimes You Fly - This gorgeous gift book, equally perfect for preschool graduations or college commencements, baby showers or birthdays, is an inspirational tribute to the universal struggles and achievements of childhood. Beginning with a first birthday, the scenes travel through childhood triumphs and milestones, coming full circle to graduation. A magical blend of succinct text and beautiful watercolors renders each moment with tenderness and humor and encourages readers to “remember then, with every try, sometimes you fail . . . sometimes you fly.”

  • Billy Miller Makes a Wish - Billy Miller is back! The stand-alone companion to two-time Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes’s award-winning, acclaimed, and bestselling The Year of Billy Miller, Billy Miller Makes a Wish is a laugh-out-loud funny and accessible story about summer, family, and wishes that (almost) come true. A great choice for young middle grade readers.Billy Miller Makes a Wish is illustrated in black-and-white throughout by the author, and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books and the Clementine series. On his birthday, Billy Miller wishes for something exciting to happen. But he immediately regrets his wish when an ambulance rushes to his neighbor’s house. Is Billy responsible? Award-winning author Kevin Henkes delivers a short, funny, and emotionally complex novel complete with misplaced love letters, surprising critters, art projects, misguided tattoos–and another surprise for Billy and his family, maybe the best one yet! Illustrated throughout with black-and-white art by the author, this is a perfect novel for the early elementary grades and an essential choice for summer reading. A stand-alone companion to The Year of Billy Miller, a Newbery Honor Book.

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The Best Sweater
Written by Lynne Garner & illustrated by Sarah Gill
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A charming picture book about a little mouse and his favorite sweater. It’s one little mouse’s birthday and he is very excited to open his presents! He gets a lot of great gifts, but his favorite is the sweater his grandma made him. He loves it so much that he wears it all the time! But as he grows bigger and bigger, Grandma realizes she must find a different use for the sweater, so she makes him a new, big sweater he can grow into and turns his old one into a toy rabbit.

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When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox
Written by Jamie L. B. Deenihan & illustrated by Lorraine Rocha
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

In this delightful story, by the same author who wrote When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree, a boy is disappointed with his grandfather’s gift—until he learns he can use it to build exactly what he wanted with his own two hands, and a little help from grandpa, of course!

You asked for a special house for your dolls; but instead Grandpa gives you a toolbox! What do you do? Launching it into outer space is a bad idea. So is feeding it to a T. rex! Instead, be patient, pay attention, and you might find that you’re pretty handy. And just maybe, with grandpa’s help, you’ll get that dollhouse after all. This clever story celebrates kindness, hard work, and community, as well as variety in gender expression: the male main character proudly engages in activities that might be considered typically girl (playing with dolls) and typically boy (building with tools).

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Ellie Featherbill All Alone
Written by Daisy Meadows
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

Best friends Jess and Lily visit Friendship Forest, where animals can talk and magic exists!The girls are visiting Friendship Forest for Ellie Featherbill’s birthday! When Grizelda’s wicked plan to poison the river puts the little duckling in danger, can Lily and Jess save the day?

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Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards
Written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Hank’s sister Emily wants Ralph’s Reptile Show to perform at her birthday party more than anything, but Ralph is booked solid. So Hank comes up with a plan: he’ll disguise himself as a magician called The Westside Wizard and pull a snake from thin air! But when Hank’s true identity is revealed during his performance, his good deed might just turn into a huge disaster.

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The Mouse House
Written by Poppy Green & illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Excitedly attending her friend’s birthday party, Sophie becomes jealous when her friend receives a mouse house, a gift Sophie has always wanted.

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  • A Birthday for Frances - As her little sister Gloria’s birthday approaches, Frances wavers between being generous and being jealous. Frances wrestles with temptation when she buys her sister candy for her birthday and then thinks about keeping it for herself. Frances becomes mean and selfish, until rare generosity and birthday spirit move her to reluctantly give her coveted gift. Frances is every youngster who chafes at being the un-birthday child.

  • The Rose Cottage Adventures - Tumtum and Nutmeg just want to live out their comfy lives in peace, unbothered by anything as distracting as an adventure. But the holidays are upon them, and it seems to be the time of year when Arthur and Lucy, the disheveled human children of Rose Cottage, and bumbling veteran hero General Marchmouse are most likely to get into trouble. Tumtum and Nutmeg want to make things right, but first they’ll have to outwit a wicked mouse named Purple Claw, face a crazed circus ringmaster, and even save Christmas!In three delightful new adventures, Tumtum and Nutmeg prove that big heroes come in tiny packages.

  • 11 Before 12 - Fans of Lauren Myracle and Wendy Mass will love acclaimed author Lisa Greenwald’s new series about two best friends who kick-start middle school with a bucket list of eleven things they need to do to become AMAZING before their joint twelfth birthday party. The first day of middle school means trading in freeze tag at the pool for new schedules, fabulous outfits, and a fresh start. But for eleven-year-old Kaylan, the chaos of new locker combinations, cafeteria cliques, and potential first kisses is more than she can handle. She dreads the start of sixth grade and feels like she wants–no, needs–a winning game plan.Luckily, Kaylan and her effortlessly chill BFF, Arianna, have a fool-proof plan for tackling transitions: a list of eleven things they need to do to totally transform themselves before they both turn twelve in November.But between making guy friends, getting detention (and makeovers!), helping humanity, and having super-candid conversations with their moms about their flaws, the first 100 days of school turn out worse than Kaylan ever imagined. Kaylan and Ari forget to focus on their friendship and soon their loyalty to the list–what was meant to help them keep it together–becomes the very thing tearing their lives apart.

  • Mr. Marty Loves a Party! - With more than 23 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! Put on your party hats! It’s time for a birthday celebration you’ll never forget in this fifth book in the My Weirder-est School series. A.J. is turning nine! So he’s inviting all his family, friends, and favorite teachers over for a backyard birthday bash. His parents even hire a popular party planner, Mr. Marty. But what happens when Mr. Marty accidentally orders rival clowns, a bubble blower, and even a singing cowboy to entertain guests? This will be one weird party! Perfect for reluctant readers and all kids hungry for funny school stories, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School chapter book series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang!

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Captain Awesome Gets a Hole-In-One
Written by Stan Kirby & illustrated by George O’Connor
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

Captain Awesome battles evil on the mini-golf course! Will the Sunnyview Superhero Squad be able to stop a cheater AND rescue a golf ball from a waterfall? Eugene, Charlie, and Sally are going mini-golfing! But there’s a hitch. They’re going mini-golfing for Meredith Mooney’s (aka Little Miss Stinky Pinky’s) birthday party. The Sunnyview Superhero Squad tries to make the best of the situation, but that situation turns sour when Meredith starts losing. Meredith does not like to lose–especially not to Eugene, who seems to be an awesome mini-golfer! Meredith’s spirits pick up when she begins to win…and continues to win. But WAIT! Did Meredith just tap the ball into the hole with her foot when no one else was looking? Captain Awesome has discovered her secret and is about to reveal her, but first he must rescue a golf ball from a treacherous waterfall of doom! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Battle of the Boss-Monster
Written & illustrated by Troy Cummings
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

The Super Secret Monster Patrol FINALLY comes face-to-face with the boss-monster!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!The Super Secret Monster Patrol has protected Stermont from all kinds of monsters. But is the S.S.M.P. ready to take on a whole ARMY of monsters? Alexander, Rip, and Nikki need to find the BOSS-MONSTER’s secret hideout and steal back the notebook. But first, they’ll have to battle her monster army in the ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN!

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Goodnight, Ark
Written by & illustrated by Jane Chapman
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Goodnight, Ark tells the story of Noah and the animals as they try to sleep through the storm that is raging outside. But when the storm gets louder boars, quails, elephants, snakes and a few other furry friends join Noah in bed, creating quite the commotion. This fun children’s book: Is for ages 0-4Features eye-catching illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane ChapmanIs perfect read-aloud bedtime taleGreat for baby showers, baptisms, and birthdaysAuthor Laura Sassi brings a new dimension to one of the Bible’s most popular stories, giving a delightful glimpse into the emotional bond between Noah and the animals in his care.

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Isadora Moon Has a Birthday
Written by Harriet Muncaster
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Fans of Vampirina and the Princess in Black series will love Isadora Moon: half-fairy, half-vampire, totally unique–and ready for her first-ever human birthday party! Isadora Moon might be half-fairy, half-vampire, but she wants to have a totally normal human birthday party. She gives her mom and dad a list–cake, balloons, presents, and games. But when the invitations arrive on bats’ wings, Isadora worries that maybe her parents don’t know how to throw a human party. Which can mean only one thing: Isadora’s birthday is going to be anything but normal! Sink your fangs into all of Isadora’s adventures! Isadora Moon Goes to SchoolIsadora Moon Goes CampingIsadora Moon Goes to the BalletIsadora Moon Has a Birthday

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Bloom's Ball
Written by & illustrated by Sydney Hanson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses!Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure. In the third installment, Princess Bloom is busy preparing for her birthday party in the Magic Garden. When Cressida comes to help Bloom set up the final touches, they find a flock of quails destroying all the decorations. Bloom is devastated–her hard work is ruined! Can Cressida find a way to save the party? One thing is certain–she’ll need everyone’s help to do it! This sweet series is full of sparkle, fun, and friendship.

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  • Alice-Miranda Shows the Way - It’s a race to the finish as Winchesterfield gets set for its annual show, and Alice-Miranda is going to make sure that everything goes wellAlice-Miranda has a birthday to celebrate, and a village show to look forward to! One of the highlights of the Winchesterfield show is the Queen’s Cup horserace. But Aunty Gee’s prize racehorse, Rockstar, is refusing to leave the stables. That is, until Alice-Miranda introduces him to her own naughty pony, Bonaparte. Preparations for the show are coming along well until a series of thefts rocks the community. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Alice-Miranda’s beloved Bony is horse-napped. Can Alice-Miranda uncover the culprit and get her horse back in time for Rockstar to compete in the race?

  • Alfie Gives a Hand - Alfie is excited when he is invited to Bernard’s birthday party, though he feels a bit nervous about going on his own. But Alfie has such a great time that he finds he doesn’t even need his special blanket–and he makes a new friend too!

  • Treasury of Curious George - “He was a good little monkey and always very curious.” This is how H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced their now beloved troublemaker-hero to young readers in 1941. In this hefty 192-page hardcover treasury, Curious George fans will find eight stories based on the popular primate, painted in Rey’s original watercolor and charcoal style: Curious George Takes a Train (2002), Curious George Visits a Toy Store (2002), Curious George and the Dump Truck (1999), Curious George and the Birthday Surprise (2003), Curious George Goes Camping (1999), Curious George Goes to a Costume Party (2001), Curious George Visits the Library (2003), and Curious George in the Big City (2001). A wonderful collection for your own mischievous monkey.For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and more!

  • Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairy Tales - Franklin and Luna are back again and this time it’s Franklin’s birthday! Luna and all the villagers are planning a surprise party. While the party is being set up, Luna takes Franklin book shopping, and Luna’s tortoise, Neil, finds a padlocked book of fairy tales and can’t help picking the lock. But when he peers inside, the book swallows him whole! Franklin and Luna dive into the book to rescue Neil and tumble into a cobwebbed forest where they meet dusty fairy-tale characters who have been trapped inside the pages for hundreds of years.In this new Franklin and Luna adventure, the adorable duo meet three pig architects, a wolf with a New Age attitude, and a very bored princess. Desperate to be brought to life, these fairy-tale characters join Franklin and Luna on their hunt for Neil, realizing that the only way to escape the book is to trek all the way through it. Find out if Franklin and Luna find Neil and make it back in time for Franklin’s party in this exciting, new, picture-book adventure.In the third volume of the Franklin and Luna series, well-loved fairy-tale characters are vividly and wittily recreated to great effect.

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Delphie and the Birthday Show
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell takes you on a captivating journey to a faraway land of ballet and magic, the wonderful world of Enchantia! The sixth of sparkly new series for all young girls who dream of being a ballerina, or simply love to dance!Delphie’s magic red shoes are suddenly feeling too tight, and she really doesn’t want to give them up! But before she has time to worry, her friends in Enchantia need her help. King Rat is trying to spoil the Queen’s birthday show; can Delphie help undo his mischief?

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Dinosaur Dilemma
Written & illustrated by Frank Cammuso
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Young witch Salem Hyde needs an idea for her science project, and she needs it fast. While on a field trip to the Natural History Museum, Salem decides that dinosaurs are the perfect answer. She uses magic to cut corners but finds that her efforts have disastrous results when the egg she brings home hatches during the night. Good thing Whammy is there to help Salem keep the baby dinosaur out of trouble and clean up this magical mess! Salem and Whammy are an irresistible duo in a book perfect for the youngest independent readers.

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Phileas's Fortune: A Story About Self-Expression
Written by Agnes de Lestrade & illustrated by Valeria Docampo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In a strange land where people must buy and swallow the words they wish to speak, Phileas hopes to communicate his love to Cybele using the small vocabulary he has been able to afford.

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The Last Present
Written by Wendy Mass
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Don’t miss the latest entry in the incredible Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass!Amanda and Leo have a history with birthdays. Now their friend’s little sister, Grace, has fallen into a strange frozen state on her birthday, and Amanda and Leo must travel in time in order to fix whatever’s wrong. As they journey back to each of Grace’s birthdays, they start seeing all sorts of patterns… which raise all sorts of questions.Amanda and Leo are going to have to unravel the threads of the past and present – and travel much further than they ever imagined – if they’re going to save Grace. Luckily, a little birthday magic always helps in the charming and funny Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass, where everything is possible and there are no coincidences.

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Baby's First Book of Prayers
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A charming first book of 41 prayers with adorable artwork all parents will cherish each time they cuddle up and read with their new baby or toddler. This thoughtful gift for new parents encourages boys and girls to be thankful for the everyday things.If you’re a parent or grandparent looking for a wonderful gift for a new baby or toddler, look no further than Baby’s First Book of Prayers.This prayer book: Contains 41 short, sweet prayers, with adorable artwork accompanying each prayerWas made to fit snugly in the hands of babies and toddlersIs padded to hold up to repeated readings and rough handling at home, daycare, or Sunday schoolIncludes a handy presentation page for easy gift givingIs a perfect gift for many occasions, including the birth of a new baby, christenings, baptisms, first birthdays, Easter baskets, Christmas stockings, and baby showers

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