El cumpleaños de Arturo / Arthur's Birthday (English or Spanish)
by Marc Brown, translated by Esther Sarfatti
Their friends must decide which party to attend when Francine schedules her birthday party for the same day as Arthur's birthday party.
Algo especial para mí / Something Special For Me (English or Spanish)
By Vera B. Williams, translated by Aída E. Marcuse
Rosa has difficulty choosing a special birthday present to buy with the coins her mother and grandmother have saved, until she hears a man playing beautiful music on an accordion.
¡Viva! ¡Una piñata! / Hooray, a Piñata! (English or Spanish)
by Elisa Kleven, translated by Lidia Díaz
After she chooses a cute dog piñata for her birthday party, Clara pretends it is her pet and she doesn't want it to get broken.
Una torta de cumpleaños para Osito (Spanish)
by Max Velthuijs, illustrated by Guillermo Gutiérrez
Little Pig bakes a cake for Little Bear's birthday, but finds it difficult not to try tasting it before Little Bear arrives.
A Birthday Basket for Tía (English)
by Pat Mora, illustrated by Cecily Lang
With the help and interference of her cat Chica, Cecilia prepares a surprise gift for her great-aunt's ninetieth birthday.
Happy Birthday, Josefina! (English)
by Valerie Tripp, illustrated by Jean-Paul Tibbles
Josefina hopes to become a "curandera" or healer like Tía Magdalena, and she is tested just before her tenth birthday when a friend receives a potentially fatal snakebite.
Chato and the Party Animals (English)
by Gary Soto, illustrated by Susana Guevara
Chato decides to throw a "pachanga" for his friend Novio Boy, who has never had a birthday party, but when it is time to party, Novio Boy cannot be found.
Pablo's Tree (English)
By Pat Mora, illustrated by Cecily Lang
Each year on his birthday, a young Mexican American boy looks forward to seeing how his grandfather has decorated the tree he planted on the day the boy was adopted.
Birthday Swap (English)
by Loretta Lopez
A five-year-old Mexican American girl who will not be six until December has a great deal to celebrate when her sister swaps birthdays with her in the summer.