Brandon's Birthday Surprise
From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Holidays and Special Days
Brandon and his brother Riley want to surprise their mom on her birthday. They bake a cake and even make a piñata! They also make a mess. What will Brandon pick for his mom’s present? Find out the many ways people celebrate their birthdays.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Category||Holidays, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Cloverleaf Books ™|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.6|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|BISACS||JNF045000, JNF026100, JNF026000|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.5|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||149615|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
The Horn Book Guide
“Children from different cultural groups describe their families’ celebrations. Information about the occasions is included in the simplistic stories, but text boxes provide more details than the young narrators do. Bright, cheerful illustrations will draw readers to these introductions. Birthday focuses on U.S. customs but mentions other traditions. An activity concludes each volume.” —The Horn Book Guide
Author: Lisa Bullard
Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, including You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and regularly visits schools to talk with students about story-writing.
Illustrator: Katie Saunders
Katie Saunders graduated in 2001 from the university of Central Lancashire in Preston, England, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Katie has worked for many publishers creating children's books. She has also written and designed her own baby books. Katie works with many greetings card companies and has also worked on toy designs. Mostly, Katie works with hand-drawn pen, collage, and computer-aided design, although over the years she has worked in all mediums.Katie lives in her hometown of Kent with her partner, Graham, her three-year-old son, Archie, and her little girl, Olive Honey. They also have two cats named Dizzy and Pumpkin. Katie works in a little studio at the bottom of her garden, which her father built for her. She has never been happier.
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Cloverleaf Books ™ — Holidays and Special Days
Learn the history behind the days people celebrate in the Holidays and Special Days series. Each book follows a young narrator through the process of preparing for and celebrating a special event. View available downloads →