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7 Top Books to Celebrate Your Baby's First Birthday

Whether you're looking for the perfect birthday gift, or just a fun book to introduce your child to her birthday and all the specialness that comes along with it, each of these seven books is sure to put a smile on baby's face.




Where is Baby's Birthday Cake?

A lift-the-flap book by Karen Katz


This book leads baby through a journey of discovery of festive birthday items under each sturdy flap.


Under the last flap, baby's birthday cake is finally revealed.


You'll love the colors and the durability of this book. Baby will love being part of the adventure.


Happy Birthday, Little Pookie

A board book by Sandra Boynton


Little Pookie can't wait to celebrate his birthday. There's just one problem. It's the middle of the night and everyone else is asleep.


Your little one will love the rhyming format of this entertaining book by bestselling author Sandra Boynton as well as it's surprising ending.


You'll love the durability of this board book that can withstand even the most eager little hands.


Birthday (Baby Max and Ruby)

A board book by Rosemary Wells


This is a perfect first book for introducing baby to the concept of his birthday and the delight of getting birthday gifts.


In this board book, popular preschoolers Max and Ruby, who are known for their many books and TV show, are portrayed as babies.


Your baby will love following Max's unveiling of each of his gifts.


Dr. Seuss's Happy Birthday, Baby

A hardcover book by Dr. Seuss


This interactive book offers baby opportunities to touch, spin, pull, and smell, making it certain to become one of her go-to favorites.


The book features classic Dr. Seuss illustrations and unique and memorable rhymes celebrating baby's birthday.


This is the perfect book to introduce your child to the magical world of Dr. Seuss.


Spot's Birthday Party

A board book by Eric Hill


Spot, the lovable star of many bestselling books, is having a birthday.


Baby will join Spot and his animal friends in a fun game of hide and seek at his birthday party in this colorful and engaging book.


To add to the fun, Spot's Birthday Party comes complete with lift-the-flap features that allows your baby to join in the hide and seek follies.



Birthday Counting

A board book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath and Peggy Tagel


Make learning to count a fun way to celebrate baby's birthday with this sturdy board book that counts backwards from six to one.


Of course, baby will get to enjoy birthday cake, balloons, and gifts throughout this counting journey.


This is one book baby's sure to come back to long after the celebration is over.


You're One!

A board book by Karla Oceanak and Julie Rowan-Zoch


Baby bear's first birthday is celebrated in sweet and silly rhymes in this delightfully-illustrated board book.


The story takes baby through things she'll be learning over the next year in a simple and easy to read style.


A bit smaller than the traditional board book, this one is perfect for baby's small hands.



Babies love books, and it's one of the few items you can't have enough of! There's no better way to introduce your child to the joy of having a birthday.


The seven books above all do a great job of combining engaging illustrations with easy to read words, while still being sturdy enough for young hands.


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