Birthday Books

The Best Birthday Party Ever by Jennifer LaRue Huget

A child plans an elaborate birthday party and eagerly counts the months, days, hours, and minutes before the celebration.

A Birthday for Cow!  by Jan Thomas

Despite the objections of Pig and Mouse, Duck insists on adding a special ingredient to the cake they are making to celebrate Cow's birthday.

The Birthday Queen by Audrey Wood

The Birthday Queen is busy in the Birthday Palace, making everything perfect for your birthday, and it will be the best birthday party ever.

Bulldozer’s Big Day by Candace Fleming

Bulldozer wants to invite all of his co-workers to a party to celebrate his special day, but to them it is just another day for scooping, sifting, stirring, and more.

Click, Clack, Surprise! by Doreen Cronin

Little Duck celebrates his first birthday with the other animals on the farm by copying their examples.

Don’t Wake the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup

All the animals work to set up a surprise without waking up Tiger.

Happy Birthday, Cupcake! by Terry Border

When it's time to plan her birthday celebration, Cupcake and her friend Muffin try to come up with an idea for a party that all of their friends will enjoy.

Happy Birthday Hamster by Cynthia Lord

Follow Hamster and his friend as they prepare for a birthday party.

Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss

Awakened by the Birthday Bird, you (the reader) are swept out of town on a Smorgasbord’s back to begin a day and night of feasting and feting in such Seussian splendor that it will take 20 days to sweep up the mess!

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?  by Jane Yolen

Dinosaur can make her birthday party special, from thanking guests for their gifts to sharing large pieces of cake.

If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party by Jill Esbaum

You never know what will happen when a T. Rex crashes your birthday party.

Monkey and Elephant and a Secret Birthday Surprise by Carole Lexa Schaefer

When monkey confides to elephant that today is his birthday, elephant decides to turn Clever Rat's get together into a surprise birthday party for his friend.

My Lucky Birthday by Keiko Kasza

A surprising twist occurs on Alligator Al's birthday when a tasty-looking piglet knocks on Al's door.

Sarah’s Birthday by Pauline Oud

Today is a beautiful day: it's Sarah's birthday! In class Sarah wears a birthday hat and all the children sing "Happy Birthday" to her.

What a Party! by Ana Maria Machado

A child decides to invite a few friends for a birthday party, encouraging guests to bring food and friends, but the guest list soon gets out of control and becomes the craziest, wildest party ever.

Chapter Books

The Dragonsitter’s Party by Josh Lacey

Eddie is looking forward to a fun-filled birthday party, but when his Uncle Morton sends a special birthday surprise, chaos erupts.

Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards by Henry Winkler

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 . . . but his good deed might just turn into a huge disaster.    

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale

Defeating a monster just in time to attend her own birthday party, Princess Magnolia, the secret superhero Princess in Black, is repeatedly interrupted throughout the party by the Monster Alarm.

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.

Pink Princess Rules the School by Alyssa Crowne

Juliet Henry is planning a party for her seventh birthday, and she wants to invite only girls and have everything pink, from the food to the outfits. But the boys in her class don't want to be left out of the fun.

Happy Birthday to Me by Kim Wayans

Amy is very excited about the special sleepover she has planned for her tenth birthday until her friends get the chance to go to a concert the same night.


Birthdays around the World by Mary D. Lankford

This book describes the way birthdays have been celebrated in the past and the customs used to mark these special occasions in such countries as Finland, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and others.