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Annett, Cora
Peter gets a dog for his birthday. The dog, Ralph, thinks he is a boy. The family works day after day to try to show Ralph he is a dog and not a boy.

Jolley, Mike
Grunter is a pig with an attitude. He thinks he rules the little green farm. All of the other animals are sick of it! On his birthday, Grunter thinks everyone forgot him but they have decided to get their revenge. Before Grunter knows what's going on, he's blasted into outer space. Where will he end up now?

Heilbroner, Joan
Davy and Peter are brothers. Today it is a special day because it is their mom's birthday. So they set out on a journey to find a present for their mom. Upon this difficult task they come up with the best and most unique present of all.

Elkin, Benjamin
Young prince Hulla-Baloo lives in the town of Hub-Bub, the noisiest town in the world. For his sixth birthday, he wants to hear the loudest noise in the world. Well, what was supposed to be the loudest ends up being the quietest, and the prince learns to appreciate quiet.

Wishinsky, Frieda
Henry, the baker, creates magnificent cakes. No two cakes are alike and his customers love the beautiful decorations. Henry's friend Ben visits Henry and watches him work each day after school. When the bakery is bought by new owners, Henry loses his job. Henry is sad when he can no longer decorate cakes, but only until Ben helps his friend find a new outlet for his creativity.

Cooke, Trish
A baby shares the love and attention that he gets from his family. From the moment the doorbell rings to bring in baby's Auntie, Uncle, Nannie, Gran-Gran, and cousins, lots of hugs and kisses, ooohing and aaahing, keep baby happy and loved. Wait until you see the eating, singing, and dancing until baby goes to sleep!

Mora, Pat
Two sisters go shopping in a Mexican market for their mother's birthday. They count the number of presents in Spanish and English as they go along, and also create a rhyme about the gifts.

Ahlberg, Allan
The familiar lullaby beginning with Hush, little baby, don't say a word,finds many new twists in this story. Read all about the many adventures that the baby encounters with other members of the family.

Merriam, Eve
There are many kinds of holes. There are holes for seeds which grow plants for food. There are holes for drinking and eating our food. There are holes for windows that allow us to see. Holes are also used out at sea. Without holes where would we be?

Holabird, Katharine
Angelina breaks her bicycle while riding with Alice. She works hard to earn money for a new bike. She gets a bike for her birthday because of her hard work.

Emberley, Michael
Arne Hansen has been invited to his nephew's birthday party. His search for the perfect gift creates a problem when he discovers he would rather keep the gifts for himself. He must find something new for his new nephew, and in the end it all works out.

Aylesworth, Jim
An old black fly bothers a crazy mixed-up family by flying around and interrupting every aspect of their lives. The fly progresses through the alphabet by landing first on an apple pie, a baby, cookies, then a dog.

Girard, Linda Walvoord
The development of a growing baby is shown sleeping and moving. Body parts and special sounds develop from the inside environment of the mother's tummy until a new day when the baby is born. A nurse and doctors are there with the baby's parents in the hospital when the baby is born.

Beech, Linda
It is Ms. Frizzle's birthday so the kids plan a party, but something is missing -- a cake!For a field trip, they go to the bakery and bake a cake and accidentally get baked inside the magic school bus.

Parish, Herman
Amelia Bedelia is a maid who is not quite together. She misunderstands everything she is told to do, always with hysterical results. What will happen if Mr. Rogers lets her test drive his car?

Stevenson, James
These three short animal stories describe a different birthday for an elephant, rest for a hippo, and fun for a bunch of penguins.

Carson, Jo
Uncle Tom is willing to help pull the loose tooth. He says he will need a hammer, screwdriver, and pliers. As she is being tickled by her father and Uncle Tom, her loose tooth falls out. She is now able to eat porkchops at her grandmother's birthday. Uncle Tom decides that all of his tools were not necessary to remove her tooth.

Madrigan, Antonio Hernandez
Erandi has thick, long, beautiful hair that her mother braids each morning. One day while making dinner with her mother, Erandi hears voices from the street offering money for the women's hair. Mama' explains that the hair buyers would pay well for Erandi's braids. That day they go fishing and mama' discovers that they need a new fishing net badly but they do not have money for one. The next day is Erandi's birthday and Erandi picks out a new dress for her present. On the way home mama' and Erandi stop at the barber shop where Erandi allows the barber to cut her hair so her mama' can afford a new net.

Eriksson, Eva
Rosalie is bored because she has no one to play with. She calls her friend, Victor. Victor invites Rosalie to his birthday party, a whole week away. She turns one week into one day and ends up playing with Victor for a hundred hours.

Kroll, Virginia
Hannah's big brother gets her a goldfish for her third birthday. Hannah takes great care of her and names her Helen. Three years later, Helen dies. As time goes by, Hannah's hurt goes away.

Sis, Peter
Mary is on an elevator going up to her mother's birthday party. The elevator stops at each floor and someone gets on. By the time they reach the twelvth floor, all of Mary's new friends have gathered for the celebration.

Hughes, Shirley
Lucy and Tom have a busy day of shopping and celebrating their grandmother's birthday. During these events, they create their own game of counting various objects.

Hurwitz, Johanna
Nora is a curious child that wants to meet everyone in her apartment building. This makes everyone think that she is a pest. She even invites everyone to a giant birthday party for her dad.

Faulkner, Nancy
Pete wakes up on his eighth birthday excited to find out what presents he received. He receives a clown suit he had been hoping for. He goes to the circus to perform with his father who is also a clown. The ringmaster allows him, and he has the best act of all the clowns.

Vigna, Judith
Disappointed when her mother's ex-boyfriend forgets her birthday, Amy is comforted by her family when they give her a surprise birthday party and a special gift.

Merriam, Eve
It is Helen's birthday. She wakes up and there is an envelope with a clue inside it. Her parents made several clues, each of them rhyming directions to different doors in her home. The last one leads her to a dollhouse which looks just like her home.

Fisher, Aileen
A girl loves the night and watches the sky and environment almost nightly. For her birthday, she wants to go out and explore that night. Her father takes her out, and they explore a wooded area finding a variety of plants, animals, and insects.

Little, Lessie Jones//Greenfield, Eloise
A young boy wants to go by himself to buy his mom a birthday gift. He becomes scared, but in the end he manages to do it by himself. He is proud of himself.

Pomerantz, Charlotte
Daniel decides to give his six-month old sister one half of a birthday party. She receives half presents with whole stones. Very imaginatively, Daniel gives her the best present of all.

Lydon, Kerry Raines
It was little Blue's seventh birthday. He must celebrate while traveling west with his family on a conastoga wagon. Blue's father was unable to give him a present, so he planted seven trees along the wagon trail that would be Blue's forever.

Parker, Nancy Winslow
Charlie receives a present from his Uncle Clyde. His uncle leaves directions, so Charlie will know how to take care of the present.

Mora, Pat
A little Mexican girl and her family throw a surprise party for her tia (aunt). She makes her a special present of sentimental value. Tia opens her present and loves it.

Stevenson, James
A boy imagines owning a candy factory. On each of his friends' birthdays, he gives them a carload of their favorite candy. He then invites all the kids in the world to come to the party.

Parish, Peggy
Miss Molly was never good at remembering. One day, she woke up with a string tied around her finger to remind her of something special. But she had forgets what it was. Miss Molly throws a party for herself, which turns out to be a surprise party.

Brown, Marc
Arthur is having a birthday party and invites all his friends. He discovers that Muffy is having a party the exact same day. All their friends do not know which party to go to. Arthur writes new invitations and creates a surprise party for Muffy at his house.

Hughes, Shirley
Alfie goes to a birthday party. He helps a friend calm down by holding her hand, but he has to put down his precious blanket first.

Sherrow, Victoria
Wilbur is waiting for his birthday. When it finally arrives, he gets exciting presents like a kite, a sail boat and a sled. Unfortunately, the weather is not suitable for playing with any of his new toys. Instead of using his new toys, Wilbur finds other things to occupy his time until the weather improves.

Mariana.
It is Miss Flora McFlimsey's birthday, but it appears that all of her friends forgot. So Miss McFlimsey went away. She then discovers that she misses home and goes back. Waiting for her are her friends, presents, and a birthday cake for her.

Keats, Ezra Jack
Peter writes an invitation to Amy to attend his birthday party. It is an adventure trying to mail the invitation in the wind and rain. Peter thinks Amy may never come to his party.

Barklem, Jill
It is Wilfred's birthday. He is so excited, he wakes up early and opens all of his presents. He is sad because everyone in town seems to have forgotten his birthday. Everyone meets at the Palace and have a picnic to surprise Wilfred.

De Armand, Frances Ullmann
The narrator tries to get the reader to guess special holidays. All the major holidays are eliminated until Your Birthday is guessed.

Fox, Mem
An old woman sleeps but her dog is disturbed by all kinds of noises. The old woman dreams of all the important events in her life. When she wakes up, her family giving her a surprise 90th birthday party.

Hooker, Ruth
A boy receives a cowboy suit for his birthday. He takes imaginary, wild trips out to the Wild West.

Averill, Esther
A cat, Jenny has a birthday. Her family and friends gather in the park for a birthday party.

Jonas, Ann
A young girl follows all thirteen clues to a birthday surprise.

Freeman, Don
Marty would rather play then get his hair cut. However, if he wants a birthday party, he has to get his hair cut. He has many adventures on his way to the barber.

Seuss, Dr.
Birthdays are special in Katroo. Everything that you want on your birthday is yours; it's a special day that celebrates YOU!

Base, Graeme
Detectives at an eleventh birthday party try to solve a mystery. Clues and answers are given in the end.

Barrett, Judi
Benjamin was having his nineth birthday party. After he had opened his presents he realized how much he enjoyed opening gifts. So he decides to wrap something up every day and open it the next morning. He did that for all 365 days of the year.

Charlip, Remy
Ned was invited to a party in Florida, but he lived in New York. His friend lends him an airplane but the engine explodes. It was an exchange of good fortune and bad luck from there on - until he ends up at his surprise birthday party - fortunately.