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...
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.
Author: Ian Whybrow Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds
In this title, farmer Oakley’s birthday provides the perfect excuse for a party to celebrate more than just his own old age.
Author: Tove Jansson
Moomin fears that his friends have forgotten his birthday and are too busy to talk to him.
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.
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...
Author: Emily Hawkins Illustrator: Emma Dodd
This chunky party-themed board book contains a variety of favourite songs to sing together
Author: Eric Hill
It's Spot's birthday party, and the first game he wants to play is Hide and Seek. But where are his friends hiding?
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.
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.
Author: Lauren Child
Publisher: Puffin Books
Lauren Child's much-loved characters Charlie and little sister Lola are back in this fun birthday story.
Author: Helen Nicholl Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski
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