Little Library Bookshelf: Books to Celebrate Birthdays

Librarian Book recomendations

Everyone has a birthday! They are equal opportunity celebration days! Even if this month isn’t YOUR birthday, it’s definitely SOMEBODY’s, so go ahead and celebrate with these great books about birthdays.

Birthday Books by pbinmyhair on Polyvore

Bears and a Birthday by Shirley Parenteau, illustrated by David Walker
This rhyming birthday story for Big Brown Bear couldn’t be sweeter! Join four little bears; Calico, Fuzzy, Floppy, and Yellow on their cake-making, bouncing present wrapping, party prep for their friend!


The Backwards Birthday Partyby Tom Chapin and John Forester, illustrated by Chuck Groenink

This one is for the silliest kids! Full of plays on words, everything is backwards! The party is over before it starts and the ice cream is hot, while the candles are not. Can you imagine? Maybe this year you can have a backwards birthday party too!


A Birthday for Cow! by Jan Thomas

Pig and Mouse have the right idea for Cow’s birthday: they are going to make a cake! But Duck’s suggestion, crazy as it sounds, might be a little better suited to their friend than they think.



I Love Birthdays by Anna Walker

Nothing is left out for Ollie’s special day. But sometimes simplest birthdays are the best – with your best friend, favorite color balloon and a good book! Don’t miss another instillation in the series of books about Ollie and Fred.


Big Birthdayby Kate Hosford, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

Annabelle has big dreams for her big birthday. No same-old birthday party destinations this year. She’s going to have an out-of-this-world celebration, and you can go along for the ride!



  • Throw your stuffed animals a birthday party! Assign them different birth dates and have a blast.
  • Think of different games that you have played at parties and do them at home!
  • And of course, you can always bake a cake! Yummmmm.

Blogs/Sites to Check Out!

Visit the Vernon Area Public Library or find your local public library here: for these books and many more like them!


Looking for more book recommendations for you or your little ones? Visit our Goodreads or Pinterest accounts for librarian-selected reading for all ages.

You can get more Early Literacy picks from Heather’s Blog: Little Literacy Librarian.


Connect with the Vernon Area Public Library District:
Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube| Flickr |GoodReads


Disclosure: Some links provided in this story are affiliate links. A small percentage of purchases made through those links are earned and used to cover the expense of running the site. Thank you for clicking!

Dance academy of Libertyville
About Melissa Haak 841 Articles
Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.