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10 birthday books we love

We’ve rounded up the best children’s books about birthdays.

By Sarah Steele

10 birthday books we love

10 birthday books we love

"Happy Birdday, Tacky!" by Helen Lester

In The Nice Icy Land, Tacky the Penguin’s friends have been busy planning a surprise Birdday Party for him, complete with presents, cake, fish ice cream and a surprise dance number by Iglooslavia’s Twinklewebs the Dance Queen. However, when things do not go according to plan Tacky himself must save the day with his positive attitude and impressive dance moves.

Where to buy:
$18; chapters.indigo.ca

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"Bear's Birthday" by Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter

Bear has a party for all his friends to celebrate his birthday. He plans fun birthday activities for his bear pals such as playing games, eating a huge birthday cake, and hunting for presents.

Where to buy:
$9; amazon.ca

10 birthday books we lovePhoto: Amazon.ca

"How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?" by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

This book, written by bestselling duo Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, will have you and your child laughing as our dinosaur protagonists learn the difference between naughty and appropriate birthday behaviour.

Where to buy:
$8; chapters.indigo.ca

10 birthday books we lovePhoto: Chapters/ Indigo

"How Many Sleeps Till My Birthday?" by Mark Sperring

Little Pip cannot wait until his birthday, so every day he wakes up and asks his dad, Papa Grizzle, “How man sleeps till my birthday?” Papa Grizzle becomes annoyed at having to answer the same question every day, but luckily he also wants to help his son learn patience.

Where to buy:
$10; amazon.ca

10 birthday books we lovePhoto: Amazon.ca

"Mr Badger and the Big Surprise" by Leigh Hobbs

This book is the first in a series featuring Mr. Badger, his friends, and the world of the Boubles Grand Hotel. Mr. Badger, the special events manager of London’s Boubles Grand Hotel, plans (with the help of his assistant, Miss Pims) the seventh birthday party for Miss Sylvia Smothers-Carruthers, but little does he know what is in store for him.

Where to buy:
$13; chapters.indigo.ca

10 birthday books we lovePhoto: Chapters/ Indigo

"My Super Sister and the Birthday Party" by Gwyneth Rees

This is the second book in bestselling author Gwyneth Rees' new series about Saffie, the naughty little sister with superpowers. When Saffie and her sister, Emma, stay with their grandparents for the summer, they learn how to use their superpowers, and Saffie decides to throw her grandpa the best party ever to cheer him up.

Where to buy:
$9; amazon.ca

10 birthday books we lovePhoto: Amazon.ca

"Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party" by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel always avoids pesky party animals and throwing big birthday parties because he’s much more comfortable just celebrating alone, in the quiet and safety of his nut tree. However, when his dreams of birthday solitude are ruined he must decide whether to play along or play dead.

Where to buy:
$13; chapters.indigo.ca

10 birthday books we lovePhoto: Chapters/ Indigo

"The Birthday Party of Dread" by Michael Rex

Eastwood Elementary is having their “Invention Convention,” and Fangbone and his friends have a ton of ideas for it. Venomous Drool, however, has his own idea as well- to put a curse on Fangbone. When Venomous Drool’s spell accidentally targets Fangbone’s friend Bill at his birthday party, Fangbone must invent a way to save his friend.

Where to buy:
$7; chapters.indigo.ca

10 birthday books we lovePhoto: Chapters/ Indigo

"The Meanest Birthday Girl" by Josh Schneider

Dana is a mean little girl whose pastimes include pinching, calling people names, and stealing her classmates’ desserts, but on the day of her birthday her mean ways will change (with the help of some creativity and a large pet elephant). You will love the full-colour illustrations and fun approach to birthdays this book offers.

Where to buy:
$8; amazon.ca

10 birthday books we lovePhoto: Amazon.ca

"Zac Zoo 8: Zac Zoo and the Birthday Bang" by Justine Smith

Zak’s nanny, Nanny Hilda, has the day off since it’s her birthday, and Zac must try to keep the household under control while she’s away. Will he be successful, or will trouble prevail?

Where to buy:
$13; amazon.ca

10 birthday books we lovePhoto: Amazon.ca

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This article was originally published on Sep 13, 2016
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