Party time! Not just because May 25th marks the one month birthday of our pb, THE HALF BIRTHDAY BOOK, illustrations by Germán Blanco / Genius Cat Books. This week is full of 1/2 Birthdays for those who were born on or around Thanksgiving. (Guess who?) We think they deserve a special celebration!
Here are our top eight:
- Listed chronologically, let’s start with today, May 23rd… Did you know, six months from now, Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 23rd? That’s also the birthday of the star who grew up as Hannah Montana.
Who’s our first #HalfBirthday celebration for?
Happy #HalfBirthday Miley Cyrus
from the Half Birthday Buddies!
(And there’s more.)
2. While we’re reminiscing, #Kidlit friends–> It’s almost time to wish a Happy Half Birthday to the guy who taught us –and/or our kids–that science is cool.
Sending so much gratitude to a STEM hero: Bill Nye the Science Guy!
3 & 4. Happy (almost) #HalfBirthday x 2 to twin children’s authors and former First Daughters, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. Their #HalfBirthday is on May 25th.
Jenna just released the Summer 2023 booklist in her TODAY book club segment, Read with Jenna.
5. On May 26th, be sure to celebrate the #HalfBirthday of Charlie Brown’s beloved creator, cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. Last year would have been his 100th Birthday! Check out the tribute here.
6, 7, 8. Last but not least, these next three #HalfBirthdays fall on the same day. Three Half-cheers for my dad (Love you!), the one and only Jon Stewart, and awesome music producer / songwriter Andrew Heringer.
(Check out his new release from The Guest and the Host here.)
So much gratitude for each of you.
Happy #HalfBirthday to ALL!
And Happy ONE MONTH to our fun DIY-party-in-a-book. So #Grateful for the reviews!
“… [HALF birthday buddies] exuberantly leave decorations for sleeping children, bake a HALF cake, and leave HALF invitations. And though they will hide from view, you may hear them sing the HALF birthday song. The rhyming text describes further activities for a HALF birthday party with family and friends, though presents are not a part of this celebration, even HALF ones… Dealey and Blanco give kids another day to celebrate each year.“
“A fun celebration of half birthdays with the half birthday buddies. It’s full of half jokes and half songs, as well as half math facts. This is a book that will appeal to teachers everywhere for multiple reasons… Dear readers, if you have a hard-to-celebrate birthday, consider celebrating your half birthday with this book…I plan to grab a copy of it myself.” –From SIMPLY 7
When is YOUR 1/2 birthday?
Make sure you celebrate!
We’re thankful for YOU!