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Birthday
The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater... That Grandma Knit

The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater… That Grandma Knit

By: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Level: 6-7

Cameron loves his grandmother. She knows just what makes him tick. That’s why he can’t figure out why Grandma would send him a sweater—a truly terribly horrible sweater—for his birthday. Cameron pours mustard on his sweater. He puts it on his dog (in the rain). He even tries to send it to the thrift shop. But nothing works. Now Grandma is coming for the holidays, and Cameron has to wear her gift to him. But what’s he going to say when she asks what he thinks about the sweater she …

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Big Red Lollipop

Big Red Lollipop

By: Rukhsana Khan
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Level: 8-9

Rubina is invited to her 1st birthday party and her mother insists that she bring her younger sister along.

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Party Animals

Party Animals

By: Kathie Lee Gifford
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Level: 6-7

Lucy Goosy is carefully reviewing her list of animals to invite for her birthday party. She has to make sure to invite the right guests so that her party will be perfect. But when she focuses on everyone’s bad qualities, instead of good, she discovers that there is no one to attend! With a little help from the Wise Owl, Lucy Goosy discovers it is our special characteristics that make us unique. Written in adorable sing-song rhyme, Kathie Lee Gifford’s new picture book for children teaches us that we are …

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Every Year on Your Birthday

Every Year on Your Birthday

By: Rose A. Lewis
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Level: 6-7

In I Love You Like Crazy Cakes, Rose Lewis and Jane Dyer told the heartfelt story of one woman’s adoption a baby girl from China. These sentiments are brought to life again in this touching portrait of birthday celebrations and unforgettable moments between a mother and her little girl: from joyous hugs for a new puppy, to quiet nights gazing at the stars remembering a faraway family. Capturing the richness of both Chinese and American cultures, Every Year on Your Birthday is a poignant tribute to the growing bond of …

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Happy Birthday, Biscuit!

Happy Birthday, Biscuit!

By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Publisher: HarperCollins
Level: 6-7

It’s Biscuit’s birthday, and he’s having a party! Daisy and Puddles are coming over to celebrate, and there will be games and balloons and presents. Biscuit can’t wait to open his birthday gifts, especially the big one under the table. Surely it will be something very special just for him!

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Biscuit's Birthday

Biscuit’s Birthday

By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Level: 6-7

It’s Biscuit’s birthday, and he’s having a party! Join his friends in helping him celebrate. There are eight pages of activities at the end of the book, including a word search, maze, matching game, and more.

Includes eight pages of activities!

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