I wrote a post about collecting books for a birthday book box
on Tuesday where I highlighted ten of our favorite birthday-themed books
. So many of you commented to let me know your favorites, that I thought I would do a little more research. Also, I wanted to repost the suggestions so you could have them in one place.
(I couldn’t find images for all the books, but I did at least write all the titles out for you.)
(This is just a fun book-inspired birthday hat that I found in my research–thought you might like to see it.)
I found this book during our weekly library trip yesterday–right after posting about our own Raggedy Ann book
! Since Juliet is on a Raggedy Ann kick this week, I thought it was a good find.
The book is actually a really good candidate for a birthday box because it is more than just a story about a birthday. It’s also a book about birthday traditions and typical birthday celebration activities including birthday cards
, and games
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It details several projects/activities that children can do on their own like ideas for making handmade gifts, decorating their own wrapping paper, a recipe for a cake, and party game directions. I think I am going to look for a copy for Juliet’s birthday box. It’s a good one.
This was another library find. This one looks especially fun because it details the various birthday traditions from other countries besides the United States. Included are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, India, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Russia, Sudan, and the United States (featuring the Native American traditions of the Winnegabo Indians.)
It provides one traditional birthday activity that you and your kids can try together. For example, Australia’s activity is making Fairy Bread.
I love the international aspect of this book! We haven’t done any activities yet, but we are going to have fun with it later this week.
The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli was recommended by Adjuct Mom. She wrote, “My son swears by it and we start reading it at least a month before his birthday.” I LOVE No No Yes Yes by this same author, so I am eager to read this one.
Okay, so if you have a copy of Becky’s Birthday
by Tasha Tudor in your hands, you have a rare and collectible item! The cheapest one I could find online was $54.75!! I am a huge fan of Tasha Tudor, so I was hoping this would be easier to find, but alas. It seems that I will just have to cross my fingers and hope it turns up at our local goodwill someday. Isn’t the cover gorgeous? I would love
to have this for our birthday box.
by Wende Devlin looks like a good one–no one recommended it to me, but the bearded man in his pajamas on the cover intrigues me.
I’m sure I must have read Happy Birthday to You!
by Dr. Seuss at some point in my life, but I have no memory of it! Kelly
recommended it, so I am off to find it!
I’m including this one even though I have not read it yet because I am such a fan of Good-Night Owl
by the same author.
We checked this out two weeks ago and Juliet insisted that we read it every day. It was a HUGE hit.
I remember liking this one as a girl. I’m pretty sure our library has a copy we can check out.
Here are the rest of the recommendations: