Makeda Makes a Birthday Treat (I Can Read Level 2) (Paperback)

Makeda Makes a Birthday Treat (I Can Read Level 2) By Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Lydia Mba (Illustrator) Cover Image

Makeda Makes a Birthday Treat (I Can Read Level 2) (Paperback)


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(Children's Beginning Readers)

The first title in a delightful new Level 2 I Can Read! series from acclaimed author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and illustrator Lydia Mba, starring Makeda, an exuberant 7-year-old "maker" and problem solver who loves to create. Perfect for readers who love Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Reina Ramos Works It Out.

It’s Makeda’s birthday! To celebrate, she is excited to make her marvelous coconut drops to share with the class.

But everyone else brings cupcakes for their birthdays. Will her classmates like her special treat?

Makeda Makes a Birthday Treat is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich is the author of several picture books, including Someday is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins, as well as middle grade novels such as Operation Sisterhood. She is also the coauthor of the Two Naomis series. Olugbemisola lives in New York with her family. Visit her online at

Lydia Mba is an Afro-Spanish illustrator with roots in Equatorial Guinea and Spain. Drawing from her heritage, she creates work that is a vibrant tapestry of colors and stories celebrating diversity. Lydia brings to life enchanting worlds and endearing characters in her illustrations, captivating readers of all ages through her books for children. Visit her online at

Product Details ISBN: 9780063217249
ISBN-10: 0063217244
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: I Can Read Level 2

“An inclusive early reader that celebrates dialogue about individual differences.”  — School Library Journal