Today is my oldest child’s birthday. I can’t think of a better way to show a child you love them than with a book! Reading enlarges a child’s world.

In the words of most beloved Roald Dahl,

“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”

This year on your child’s birthday, give the gift of reading! Books after all, are the most incredible present. How else could you wrap up a pirate adventure, an afternoon with a dinosaur, or the companionship of a big red dog? Inspire your child. Activate their imagination. Awaken their creativity. Books are magical, wonderful, and the perfect vehicle for quality time.

Happy Birthday and happy reading!! I hope you will enjoy these 25 books all about birthdays!



1. Happy Birthday To You by Dr. Seuss

2. Arthur’s Birthday by Marc Brown

3. Fancy Nancy and the Butterfly Birthday by Jane O’Connor

4. Birthday Monsters by Sandra Boynton

5. Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by H.A. Rey

6. A Birthday for Frances by Russel Hoban

7. Happy Birthday Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel

8. Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch

9. The Secret Birthday Message by Eric Carle

10. Froggy Bakes a Cake by Jonathan London

11. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday by Stan Berenstain

12. Happy Birthday Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

13. Clifford’s Birthday Party by Norman Bridwell

14. Happy Birthday Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff

15. Little Miss Birthday by Roger Hargreaves

16. How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? by Jane Yolen

17. Happy Birthday Biscuit! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

18. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

19. Junie B. Jones And That Meanie Jim’s Birthday by Barbara Park

20. Cam Jansen: The Birthday Mystery by David A. Adler

21. Mama, I’ll Give You the World by Roni Schotter

22. On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

23. Happy Birthday Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

24. Carl’s Birthday by Alexandra Day

25. Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party by Melanie Watt


Here’s to a happy birthday for all of you filled with lots of laughter, friends and family, and tons and tons of reading!!!

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