Island Birthday by Eva Murray - illus by Jamie Hogan - hardcvr
*2016 Maine Lupine Award Winner*
Riley’s birthday is coming, but the mail plane with his gifts from the mainland hasn’t been able to get to the island for days because of bad weather.
In a mood that matches the weather, he agrees to help Uncle Harv collect driftwood to make furniture. One thing leads to another as it always does on a small island, and eventually Riley realizes that everything he needs for a great birthday is already right at hand.
Illustrated by Jamie Hogan
Fountas & Pinnell Level O