{"id":7692407177453,"title":"April \u0026 Mae and the Tea Party","handle":"april-and-mae-and-the-tea-party","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003eApril \u0026amp; Mae and the Tea Party\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eThe Sunday Book\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/megan-dowd-lambert\"\u003eMegan Dowd Lambert\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/briana-dengoue\"\u003eBriana Dengoue\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eI am not a bad juggler! I am a \u003cem\u003enew\u003c\/em\u003e juggler!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIt's Sunday, and April and Mae are having their weekly tea party. Mae usually bakes goodies, and April always sings and dances. But this Sunday, April decides to try a new activity. When April's juggling causes her to break Mae's favorite teacup, the two friends navigate their first disagreement and eventually apologize and forgive each other.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWith imagination and humor, Every Day with April and Mae brings all there is to know and love about friendship to life in a way kids can both relate to and learn from making this a perfect fit for young readers ready to step up from picture books.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/collections\/every-day-with-april-and-mae\"\u003eEvery Day with April \u0026amp; Mae\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-tea-party-spread.jpg?v=1649337091\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-tea-party-cover.jpg?v=1649337091\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-tea-party-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1649337091\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-activity-kit.pdf?v=1664549105\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMegan Dowd Lambert, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eMegan Dowd Lambert\u003cspan\u003e is the author of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eA Kid of Their Own\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eA Crow of His Own\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eReal Sisters Pretend\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eReading Picture Books with Children\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. Her experiences as a white mother of seven children in a blended, multiracial, queer, adoptive family inform her work as an author, reviewer, and educator. A former children's literature instructor at Simmons University, Megan reviews and writes for \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eHorn Book\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e; is a consultant with EmbraceRace, a community focused on race and kids; and serves on the curation team of Our Shelves, a subscription box service that features racially diverse, LGBTQ+, and feminist characters and families.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/megan-dowd-lambert\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Megan.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBriana Dengoue, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eBriana Dengoue\u003cspan\u003e is a Philadelphia-born-and-based illustrator and graphic designer. She holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and is a firm believer in the fact that representation matters. She is always hoping that her work reaches someone who may look like her and see the world like her.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/briana-dengoue\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Briana.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eThe Horn Book\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e This early-reader series follows best friends April and Mae through the week. 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I am a \u003cem\u003enew\u003c\/em\u003e juggler!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIt's Sunday, and April and Mae are having their weekly tea party. Mae usually bakes goodies, and April always sings and dances. But this Sunday, April decides to try a new activity. When April's juggling causes her to break Mae's favorite teacup, the two friends navigate their first disagreement and eventually apologize and forgive each other.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWith imagination and humor, Every Day with April and Mae brings all there is to know and love about friendship to life in a way kids can both relate to and learn from making this a perfect fit for young readers ready to step up from picture books.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/collections\/every-day-with-april-and-mae\"\u003eEvery Day with April \u0026amp; Mae\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-tea-party-spread.jpg?v=1649337091\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-tea-party-cover.jpg?v=1649337091\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-tea-party-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1649337091\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-activity-kit.pdf?v=1664549105\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMegan Dowd Lambert, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eMegan Dowd Lambert\u003cspan\u003e is the author of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eA Kid of Their Own\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eA Crow of His Own\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eReal Sisters Pretend\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eReading Picture Books with Children\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. Her experiences as a white mother of seven children in a blended, multiracial, queer, adoptive family inform her work as an author, reviewer, and educator. A former children's literature instructor at Simmons University, Megan reviews and writes for \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eHorn Book\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e; is a consultant with EmbraceRace, a community focused on race and kids; and serves on the curation team of Our Shelves, a subscription box service that features racially diverse, LGBTQ+, and feminist characters and families.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/megan-dowd-lambert\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Megan.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBriana Dengoue, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eBriana Dengoue\u003cspan\u003e is a Philadelphia-born-and-based illustrator and graphic designer. She holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and is a firm believer in the fact that representation matters. She is always hoping that her work reaches someone who may look like her and see the world like her.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/briana-dengoue\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Briana.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eThe Horn Book\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e This early-reader series follows best friends April and Mae through the week. In this first entry, short, repetitive sentences geared toward emerging readers tell the story of a tea party gone wrong when a juggling routine leads to a broken teacup and an argument. Digital illustrations showing the friends and their pets range from vignettes to double-page spreads. Also available: April \u0026amp; Mae and the Book Club Cake; April \u0026amp; Mae and the Soccer Match; April \u0026amp; Mae and the Talent Show.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eChildren's Literature\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFriendship is worthy of celebration every day of the week, as this heartwarming book demonstrates. The first in a series of books for each day of the week, it introduces best friends April and Mae, chronicling their routine of having a tea party on Sundays. Despite their differences, the pals find common ground, each contributing their special talents to the tea parties they enjoy, as Mae decorates and bakes, while April performs songs and dances. On one such day, the cheerful occasion is interrupted when April incorporates a new magic show into her performance. An errant ball from her juggling act knocks Mae’s favorite teacup to the floor, smashing it to pieces. Although this accident leads to an argument between April and Mae that threatens to sever their bond, the two learn to work through their hurt feelings, making thoughtful amends to restore their friendship. Dowd teaches positive social skills by describing the step-by-step process April and Mae take to acknowledge their emotions and heal the rift between them. For children learning to adapt to change, this book offers a reassuring message about how to successfully manage breaks in routine. In addition to being helpful for teachers seeking to promote socioemotional development in early childhood classrooms, this book will appeal to children with its warm, festive full-color illustrations and action-driven plot. Its short sentences, simple language, and onomatopoeia makes it an accessible and engaging easy reader. Embracing unity in diversity and guiding children in problem-solving, it is an endearing, joyous book to encourage kindness and forgiveness in young students.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-sheets-value='{\"1\":2,\"2\":\"9781580898867\"}'\u003e978-1-58089-886-7\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-sheets-value='{\"1\":2,\"2\":\"9781632897503\"}'\u003e978-1-63289-750-3\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 48\u003cbr\u003e6 x 9\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

April & Mae and the Tea Party


April & Mae and the Tea Party

The Sunday Book

By: Megan Dowd Lambert / Illustrated by: Briana Dengoue

I am not a bad juggler! I am a new juggler!

It's Sunday, and April and Mae are having their weekly tea party. Mae usually bakes goodies, and April always sings and dances. But this Sunday, April decides to try a new activity. When April's juggling causes her to break Mae's favorite teacup, the two friends navigate their first disagreement and eventually apologize and forgive each other.
 
With imagination and humor, Every Day with April and Mae brings all there is to know and love about friendship to life in a way kids can both relate to and learn from making this a perfect fit for young readers ready to step up from picture books.

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Megan Dowd Lambert, author

Megan Dowd Lambert is the author of A Kid of Their OwnA Crow of His OwnReal Sisters Pretend, and Reading Picture Books with Children. Her experiences as a white mother of seven children in a blended, multiracial, queer, adoptive family inform her work as an author, reviewer, and educator. A former children's literature instructor at Simmons University, Megan reviews and writes for Kirkus and Horn Book; is a consultant with EmbraceRace, a community focused on race and kids; and serves on the curation team of Our Shelves, a subscription box service that features racially diverse, LGBTQ+, and feminist characters and families.

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Briana Dengoue, illustrator

Briana Dengoue is a Philadelphia-born-and-based illustrator and graphic designer. She holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and is a firm believer in the fact that representation matters. She is always hoping that her work reaches someone who may look like her and see the world like her.

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The Horn Book

This early-reader series follows best friends April and Mae through the week. In this first entry, short, repetitive sentences geared toward emerging readers tell the story of a tea party gone wrong when a juggling routine leads to a broken teacup and an argument. Digital illustrations showing the friends and their pets range from vignettes to double-page spreads. Also available: April & Mae and the Book Club Cake; April & Mae and the Soccer Match; April & Mae and the Talent Show.

Children's Literature

Friendship is worthy of celebration every day of the week, as this heartwarming book demonstrates. The first in a series of books for each day of the week, it introduces best friends April and Mae, chronicling their routine of having a tea party on Sundays. Despite their differences, the pals find common ground, each contributing their special talents to the tea parties they enjoy, as Mae decorates and bakes, while April performs songs and dances. On one such day, the cheerful occasion is interrupted when April incorporates a new magic show into her performance. An errant ball from her juggling act knocks Mae’s favorite teacup to the floor, smashing it to pieces. Although this accident leads to an argument between April and Mae that threatens to sever their bond, the two learn to work through their hurt feelings, making thoughtful amends to restore their friendship. Dowd teaches positive social skills by describing the step-by-step process April and Mae take to acknowledge their emotions and heal the rift between them. For children learning to adapt to change, this book offers a reassuring message about how to successfully manage breaks in routine. In addition to being helpful for teachers seeking to promote socioemotional development in early childhood classrooms, this book will appeal to children with its warm, festive full-color illustrations and action-driven plot. Its short sentences, simple language, and onomatopoeia makes it an accessible and engaging easy reader. Embracing unity in diversity and guiding children in problem-solving, it is an endearing, joyous book to encourage kindness and forgiveness in young students.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-886-7

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-63289-750-3

Ages: 5-8
Page count: 48
6 x 9

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