Throwback Thursday: Happy birthday

Gina Asprocolas  //  Nov 15, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Happy birthday

Birthdays are the *ultimate* throwback.

Tomorrow, November 16th will be my 34th birthday (woohoo!), so for this edition of Throwback Thursday I looked for birthday-themed books! I found plently, and even a book celebrating a half-birthday. (If you're wondering, May 16th would be my half-birthday.)

Although birthdays are meant to be fun, I can't help but notice I am older than all but one of these titles. Do I already classify as vintage?

Clifford's Birthday Party by Norman Bridwell, 1988.

Clifford has a birthday party. His friends bring him fun gifts, although not every gift is a perfect fit for a huge dog.

Happy Silly Birthday to Me by Ann McGovern, illustrated by Sue Dreamer, 1994.

Bear dreams of all kinds of unusual birthday parties--on a pirate ship, at the circus, on a train, at the zoo, under the sea, and more.

Happy Birthday to Me by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Wayne Blickenstaff, 1972.

Kim wakes up on her birthday and thinks about all the fun and special recognition she'll recieve from her friends and family.

The Baby-Sitters Little Sister #7: Karen's Birthday (1990) and The Baby-Sitters Little Sister #78: Karen's Half Birthday (1996) by Ann M. Martin.

Karen's Birthday: It's Karen's birthday! She can't wait for all those presents. Karen is even having two parties--one at Daddy's house and one at Mommy's. But what Karen really wants for her birthday is one party, with her whole family together. Will Karen's birthday wish come true?

Karen's Half Birthday: Karen's idea of having a half birthday party for herself makes her feel a little more grown-up, but her friends are not very enthusiastic when only half of them are invited.

Rookie Read-About Math: A 3-D Birthday Party by Ellen B. Senisi, 2007.

This Rookie Read-About Math book introduces young readers to three-dimensional shapes. Colorful photos and simple text feature real-life examples that children can relate to. Readers learn about spheres, cylinders, ciones, rectangular prisms, cubes and pyramids as they join in the fun at a birthday party.

Birthday Presents by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Suçie Stevenson, 1987.

An almost six-year-old girl listens as her mother and father describe her six previous birthday celebrations.

Special thanks to librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey for her ongoing help with this series!