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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

picture book

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

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial children; mixed race; interracial family; interracial parents

Main Character

male baby

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2006, Highly Commended
50 Books about Family, 2011 Younger Children
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2005 Ages 5 and under
Books Useful for Therapists, 2005 Picture Book
Capitol Choices, 2006 Ages (7 and Under)
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Children's Choices, 2006 Grades K-2
Choices, 2006 Picture Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Notable Children's Books, 2006 Younger Reader
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families, 2011 Picture Book
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2005
Venturing Out: Books about Young Children Exploring Their World, 2005 Around Town

Keywords

birthdays; half-birthday; picnics; park; birthday song; cake; fairy costume

Diversity Impact

indirect

Oscar's Half Birthday


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