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Oscar's Half Birthday

Title

Oscar's Half Birthday

Authors

Bob Graham

Illustrator

Bob Graham

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780763626990

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; mixed race

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

biracial

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

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