Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Happy Birthday Matt and Steve - Books All Around
To share with younger readers:
On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
Sheep in a Shop by Nancy Shaw -- Silly sheep want to buy a birthday present but don't have enough money but they have an idea -- they have items they can swap.
Arthur's Birthday by Marc Tolon Brown— Arthur and Muffy have a problem — stheir birthday parties are scheduled on the same day at the same time.
A Birthday Basket for Tia by Pat Mora, Cecily Lang (Illustrator)-- It's Aunt Tia's ninetieth birthday. Her gift — a birthday basket, Cecilia collects items that remind her of Tia -- a favorite book, a special teacup, and a bowl they use to bake together -- to put in a birthday basket.
A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)--It's Gloria's birthday and Frances is not sure she wants to actually give her the present she has purchased.
Birthday Presents by Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) -- Stories of each of the first six birthdays -- a real gift of love.
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells -- Max and Ruby struggle to figure out just the right cake for Grandma's birthday.
Intermediate readers may enjoy:
Birthday Magic by James W. Baker, George Overlie (Illustrator) -- Ten magic tricks revolving around a birthday theme.
Cam Jansen: The Birthday Mystery (#20) by David A. Adler and Susanna Natti
Birthday Party Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery by Leslie Meier
Bones and the Birthday Mystery (#5) by David A. Adler and Barbara Newman (Puffin Easy-to-Read Bones - Level 2)
For older readers (HS and Adult)
The Happy Birthday Murder: A Chrine Bennett Mystery by Lee Harris
Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
The Birthday Girl by Stephen Leather
And if anyone figures out how to actually make these cupcakes -- let me know!