When's My Birthday? (Hardcover)

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Birthdays come once a year, but the question, “when is my birthday?” is for every day. With a muted pallet, perfect for un-birthdays, this adorable story by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Christian Robinson captures the anticipation and excitement leading up to birthdays, even when they are months away. Of course, when it comes to having parties, it doesn’t matter whose birthday it is; everyone can celebrate with a great party hat — I particularly love the goldfish who has a cameo on the front cover (under the jacket!). Other great bonus content in this book are the candle endpapers and the calendar grid. Circle everyone’s month/day and be sure to have your birthday party hats ready!

~ Eight Cousins, Holiday Picks 2017

— From Holiday Picks 2017


In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.

when's my birthday?
where's my birthday?
how many days until my birthday?

i'd like a pony for my birthday
and a necklace for my birthday.
i'd like a chicken for my birthday.
i'd like a ball to bounce and bounce.

i'd like a big cake on my birthday
with lots of chocolate on my birthday
and lots of candles on my birthday
1,2,3,4,5, and 6

2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Honor Award

When's My Birthday? is a School Library Journal Best Book of 2017, a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017, a Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017, an NPR Best Book of 2017, a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017, and a 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book.

About the Author

Julie Fogliano has spent her entire life reading children's books. Now she stays up way too late writing her own books while eating cereal. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their three children. They make her very tired, but give her lots of good ideas. So far she has authored And Then It's Spring, for which she won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, If You Want to See a Whale, When Green Becomes Tomatoes, recipient of four starred reviews, and Old Dog Baby Baby with art by Chris Raschka.Christian Robinson's award-winning books for young readers include Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book as well as a Sibert Honor Book, and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was an NAACP Image Award nominee. His Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor book Last Stop on Market Street was a New York Times bestseller, and School's First Day of School (written by Adam Rex), has earned seven starred reviews. When's My Birthday? is his second book for Roaring Brook Press.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626722934
ISBN-10: 1626722935
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English