When's My Birthday? (Hardcover)

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"Each person has a birthday every year but WHEN IS MY BIRTHDAY?? The spare singsong text and the whimsical collage art is so fun for everyone. There are animals in party hats, a pinata, and excellent treats. Time for cakey wakey wakey happy happy day to me! I love this book because it's about one's special day - even the endpapers feature one special candle!"  - Kate Brasch


"This doesn't need to be a birthday gift; it's the right book to read any day of the year. Every child can find themselves in this book, both in the pictures and in the title question. So fun to read out loud, and so fun for kids to join in!" - Bethany Strout

— Kate Brasch and Bethany Strout


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