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

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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.

About the Author

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 was born in Madrid, Spain. Her mother is Spanish and her father is from Equatorial Guinea. She attended ESDIP, earning a degree in Illustration. She enjoys creating warm, colorful illustrations that tell stories with diverse characters and strong women. You can visit her online at

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063217263
ISBN-10: 0063217260
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: I Can Read Level 2