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Moomin and the Birthday Button

Get ready to celebrate! Whether it's someone's birthday or you just want an excuse to wear fancy dress, we've put together some brilliant books about bashes, dos and get togethers...

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  • Box of Tricks

    Author: Katie Cleminson
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape

    Every child loves an empty box and here, with the help of some magic, it contains a fantasy birthday party.

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs Have a Happy Birthday

    Author: Ian Whybrow Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds
    Publisher: Puffin

    In this title, farmer Oakley’s birthday provides the perfect excuse for a party to celebrate more than just his own old age.

  • Moomin and the Birthday Button

    Author: Tove Jansson
    Publisher: Puffin

    Moomin fears that his friends have forgotten his birthday and are too busy to talk to him.

  • We're Going to a Party!

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Following a group of animals as they decide what costumes to wear for a fancy dress party this lively book offers plenty of little clues to help young readers guess who is hiding under each pop up disguise.

  • I Don't Want to be a Pea!

    Author: Ann Bonwill Illustrator: Simon Rickerty
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Friends Hugo the hippo and Bella the bird are excited about going to the Fairytale Fancy Dress Party together. The only problem is, they can't decide on a costume...

  • Amazing Baby: Party Time!

    Author: Emily Hawkins Illustrator: Emma Dodd
    Publisher: Templar

    This chunky party-themed board book contains a variety of favourite songs to sing together

  • Spot's Birthday Party

    Author: Eric Hill
    Publisher: Puffin

    It's Spot's birthday party, and the first game he wants to play is Hide and Seek. But where are his friends hiding?

  • Zac and Zeb and the Make-Believe Birthday Party

    Author: Sarah Massini
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    Zac the spotty dog and Zeb the stripy zebra are good friends who have adventures together. In this lively picture book, it's Zac's birthday, and Zeb and all his friends join him for a fun birthday party with food and presents to enjoy.

  • Alfie Gives a Hand

    Author: Shirley Hughes
    Publisher: Red Fox

    Shirley Hughes' much-loved Alfie goes to his first birthday party in this lovely picture book for pre-school children.

  • This is Actually My Party

    Author: Lauren Child
    Publisher: Puffin Books

    Lauren Child's much-loved characters Charlie and little sister Lola are back in this fun birthday story.

  • Meg and Mog

    Author: Helen Nicholl Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski
    Publisher: Puffin

    In this the first story about much-loved characters Meg the witch and Mog her cat, the pair go off to a wild Hallowe'en party with all the other witches