Fabulous Birthday Books!

On The Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier is a book gifted to many newborns because it celebrates exactly what it says in the title: the day you were born. I like it because it talks about a baby’s entry into the world with all its natural wonders and loving people welcoming this new being. And the pictures are lovely. For newborns thru age 3.

A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban is part of the classic “Frances” series and is one of my favs. In this one Frances is not the birthday girl. Her sister Gloria is. Frances swings back and forth between feeling giving and feeling jealous. The Hobans are spot-on in capturing how siblings feel about NOT being the birthday child. Pegged for ages ages 4-8.

Share your favorite birthday books for kids!

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