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Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to...

Today, September 13, 2010 is the anniversary of the birthday of several great authors - the late Roald Dahl born September 13, 1916 (in Wales) - 1990 (his first book The Gremlins was published the year (1943), the same year that Mildred Taylor was born on his birthday), Mildred D. Taylor, and  Else Minarik born this same day in 1920 in Denmark.

And while the three authors do not share their birthday with Dr. Seuss they do share their birthday with ME and this cookie jar is a great "cake" to have filled with chocolate chip oatmeal cookies to share all day long.

So Happy Birthday to all of four of us! 

Try these "Birthday Books"
Happy Birthday to You! by  Dr. Seuss
Some Birthday! by Patricia Polacco 
The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli

A Birthday Basket For Tia by Pat Mora and Cecily Lang
Birthday Monsters!  by Sandra BoyntonThe Secret Language of Birthdays: Teen Edition by Alicia Thompson, Joost Elffers, and Gary Goldschneider 
You're Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children by Dr. Seuss
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass 
Happy Birthday, Moon (Moonbear) by Frank Asch 
A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban 


  1. What a great list of books, Sharron! I loved the "Groundhog Day" feeling of 11 BIRTHDAYS.

    I came up with a few more to add to your selection...
    *Happy Birthday, Little Pookie AND Birthday Monsters
    by Sandra Boynton

    *Happy Birthday to You, You Belong in a Zoo (Gilbert and Friends)
    by Diane De Groat

    *The Truly Terrible Horrible Sweater...That Grandma Knit
    by Debbie Macomber and Mary Lou Carney

    Carl's Birthday
    by Alexandra Day

    Just a Dream
    by Chris Van Allsburg

    We just got done celebrating my son's 10th birthday where he collected money for "Nothing But Nets." What's interesting is that for my children, it's not a question of IF they are going to collect donations for a greater cause, but WHO they are going to try and help. Not sure that there is a book out there that shares this idea...may need to write it. :-)

    Hope that your special day was filled with many wonderful memories...just what birthdays should be!


  2. Great additions. Thank you Lara.