Birthdays in picture books

Eat the Cake

Eat the Cake

M H Clark, Jana Glatt

It's your day to be wild and fearless and free. It's your day for becoming the next thing you'll be. Though today is your party, it doesn't stop here, it should keep right on going and last you all year.

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 Read reviewYour Birthday Was the BEST!

Your Birthday Was the BEST!

Maggie Hutchings, Felicita Sala

From the author of the best-selling MERMAID! and UNICORN! and one of the world's hottest new picture-book illustrators comes the story of a plucky young cockroach who gate-crashes a birthday party - with hilarious results.

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Grandma Z

Daniel Gray-Barnett

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The Things I Love About Birthdays

The Things I Love About Birthdays

Trace Moroney

The Things I Love About ... series, with its gorgeous artwork and perfectly chosen words, shares simple examples of positive thinking about the everyday situations children experience.

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Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday to You!

Dr. Seuss

Discover all of the wonderful things that children get up to on their birthdays in the imaginary land of Katroo in this magical Dr. Seuss classic!

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When's My Birthday?

When’s My Birthday?

Julie Fogliano, Christian Robinson

A boisterous celebration of everything that is wonderful about birthdays by acclaimed author Fogliano and illustrated by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Robinson. Full color.

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Hooray! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party

Hooray! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party

Hazel Edwards, Deborah Niland

'Only three sleeps to go and then it's my birthday! There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake. It's his birthday, too. We are going to have our party together. A jungle party. And all our friends can come in animal costumes.'...

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The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery

The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery

Graeme Base

Horace turns eleven and celebrates with a splendid party! But when the time comes for the birthday banquet, a most bizarre mystery is revealed. Visit graemebase.com

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It's My Birthday

It’s My Birthday

Helen Oxenbury

What could be better than sharing a birthday cake with the friends who helped to bake it? In this whimsical, cumulative birthday tale, a host of generous friends helps a small child assemble the ingredients for a delicious cake....

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Cats Do Not Like Birthdays

Cats Do Not Like Birthdays

Nicki Greenberg

Presents! Games! Cake! Everyone loves a party, right? Well, not everyone. And definitely not Kit.

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Elmer's Birthday

Elmer’s Birthday

David McKee

The elephants decide it's their turn to play a trick on Elmer: all of the animals must pretend to forget his birthday tomorrow! The elephants should have listened to Elmer's friends...A new tale to celebrate Elmer the Patchwork...

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Peppa Pig: Happy Birthday, Peppa

Peppa Pig: Happy Birthday, Peppa

Peppa Pig

It's Peppa's birthday and she is very excited. There is going to be a party - with presents and games and a cake - hooray! There will even be a special show from Magic Daddy. Abracadabra! But will Peppa's birthday wish come true...

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The Princess and the Pony

The Princess and the Pony

Kate Beaton

The teeny tiniest of adorable farting ponies gives the biggest of laughs in this riotously inventive new title from Kate Beaton, the artist behind the bestselling Hark! A Vagrant.

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Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday to You!

Nicola Slater

Gorgeous, gifty birthday story with sound-buttons to press - and a light-up candle ending!

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Mr Men Birthday Party

Mr Men Birthday Party

Roger Hargreaves

It's Mr Silly's birthday and Little Miss Helpful is organising his birthday party, but unfortunately Little Miss Helpful isn't as helpful as she sounds. Somehow or other things never quite turn out as they are meant to. Will Mr...

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On the Day You Were Born

On the Day You Were Born

Margaret Wild, Ron Brooks

'My daddy said, On the day you were born, I wrapped you up warm and took you for a walk to see the world ... A celebration of the glories of existence, the word as seen afresh on the birth of a new baby.

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Mr Men and Little Miss: Mr Birthday

Mr Men and Little Miss: Mr Birthday

Roger Hargreaves

Mr Birthday loves to organise a party (he likes them so much he is never seen without his party hat on) and never forgets a birthday. That's why Mr Birthday is stumped when Mr Happy tells him not to forget the extra special...

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Mr Men and Little Miss: Little Miss Birthday

Mr Men and Little Miss: Little Miss Birthday

Roger Hargreaves

Little Miss Birthday takes pride in her ability to find the right gift for each of her friends. However, one day she becomes quite frustrated as she simply cannot think of a birthday gift for Mr Wrong, until she is greeted by Mr...

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Asterix: Asterix and Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book, Album 34

Asterix: Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday: The Golden Book, Album 34

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

A collection of 12 new stories - all linked by the theme of Asterix's anniversary celebration. www.asterix.net.au

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Fancy Nancy and the Butterfly Birthday

Fancy Nancy and the Butterfly Birthday

Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser

Fancy Nancy is back in this magical new story from Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.

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Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

From the creators of Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect, a charming new rollick of a picture book about the world's finest hat maker.

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