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Oscar's Half Birthday

Title

Oscar's Half Birthday

Authors

Bob Graham

Illustrator

Bob Graham

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780763626990

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; mixed race

Annotation

To celebrate his half birthday, Oscar, his parents, and his sister go out for a picnic. Oscar is six months old today, but the truth is that no one can wait for his whole birthday. So there's nothing else for Mom and Dad to do but pack some sandwiches, park Oscar in his stroller, and take older sister Millie-handmade fairy wings attached-to the "half country" of their urban park for a half-birthday party.

Grade Level

PK-1

Family Formation

biracial

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

50 Books about Family,2011 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Best Children's Books of the Year,2005 Bank Street College of Education; Capitol Choices,2006 The Capitol Choices Committee; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006 H.W. Wilson; Children's Choices,2006 International Reading Association; Choices,2006 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Notable Children's Books,2006 ALSC American Library Association; Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families,2011 Cooperative Children s Book Center; School Library Journal Best Books,2005 Cahners; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, July,2005 Cahners; Venturing Out: Books about Young Children Exploring Their World,2005 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Books Useful for Therapists,2005 Australian Family Therapists; Charlotte Zolotow Award 2006

Keywords

birthdays; picnics

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

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