{"id":7692427919597,"title":"April \u0026 Mae and the Soccer Match","handle":"april-and-mae-and-the-soccer-match","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003eApril \u0026amp; Mae and the Soccer Match\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eThe Tuesday 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\"\u003eShe shoots! She . . . doesn't score.\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 Tuesday, at the soccer game! April likes to play soccer, and Mae likes to win. When a slip in the mud causes Mae to miss the winning goal, she's frustrated. But best friend April helps Mae see that one loss doesn’t make her bad at soccer and reminds her that playing with friends is just as fun as winning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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 src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-soccer-match-spread.jpg?v=1649339581\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\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 src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-soccer-match-cover.jpg?v=1649339581\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-soccer-match-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1649339581\"\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\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAt Tuesday’s soccer game, April and Mae have an opportunity for competition and reflection.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe field, muddy after a rain shower, causes Mae to slip as she tries to kick the ball to make a winning goal. April cheers despite their team losing the match. “It’s all right! It’s OK! We will win another day!” But Mae is upset about losing and about being covered in mud. April good-naturedly tries to tell Mae that winning isn’t everything; it’s more important to do your best and have fun. The two go to Mae’s house, and Mae worries that she is “the best at baking…but…the worst at soccer.” As they wash up, the two giggle over how muddy they are, and April’s supportive friendship buoys Mae, who later concedes that her soccer skills aren’t that bad. “Maybe it is mud that is bad for soccer.” In this latest entry of a series that follows April and Mae throughout a week, two best friends show that a few laughs and the understanding of a good pal can save the day. With brief sentences and a simple yet delightful plot, this early reader, enhanced with digital illustrations, continues to highlight the caring and sympathetic relationship between two companions who work through the ups and downs of everyday life. April is Black, while Mae is Asian.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA sweet tale of two true winners who navigate their expectations together with a healthy attitude.\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\u003eApril and Mae are best friends. So are their pets. Every day, they do an activity together. On Tuesdays, they go to soccer practice and play a match. Mae runs fast. April cheers loud for her team. When they play on a muddy field and Mae misses a goal, April tries to find ways to cheer up her friend. After a disappointing soccer game, Mae feels discouraged and frustrated. April's attempts to cheer her up seem to fall flat. In simple text and bright illustrations, the story shows Mae's feelings and April's uncertainty about how to help, modeling for young readers how they can navigate when a friend has a bad day. Soon the friends are giggling again and taking comfort from time spent together and with their beloved pets. This is a welcome book that highlights skills of accepting mistakes and supporting friends through disappointment. 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Mae and the Soccer Match\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eThe Tuesday 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\"\u003eShe shoots! She . . . doesn't score.\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 Tuesday, at the soccer game! April likes to play soccer, and Mae likes to win. When a slip in the mud causes Mae to miss the winning goal, she's frustrated. But best friend April helps Mae see that one loss doesn’t make her bad at soccer and reminds her that playing with friends is just as fun as winning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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 src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-soccer-match-spread.jpg?v=1649339581\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\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 src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-soccer-match-cover.jpg?v=1649339581\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/april-mae-soccer-match-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1649339581\"\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\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAt Tuesday’s soccer game, April and Mae have an opportunity for competition and reflection.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe field, muddy after a rain shower, causes Mae to slip as she tries to kick the ball to make a winning goal. April cheers despite their team losing the match. “It’s all right! It’s OK! We will win another day!” But Mae is upset about losing and about being covered in mud. April good-naturedly tries to tell Mae that winning isn’t everything; it’s more important to do your best and have fun. The two go to Mae’s house, and Mae worries that she is “the best at baking…but…the worst at soccer.” As they wash up, the two giggle over how muddy they are, and April’s supportive friendship buoys Mae, who later concedes that her soccer skills aren’t that bad. “Maybe it is mud that is bad for soccer.” In this latest entry of a series that follows April and Mae throughout a week, two best friends show that a few laughs and the understanding of a good pal can save the day. With brief sentences and a simple yet delightful plot, this early reader, enhanced with digital illustrations, continues to highlight the caring and sympathetic relationship between two companions who work through the ups and downs of everyday life. April is Black, while Mae is Asian.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA sweet tale of two true winners who navigate their expectations together with a healthy attitude.\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\u003eApril and Mae are best friends. So are their pets. Every day, they do an activity together. On Tuesdays, they go to soccer practice and play a match. Mae runs fast. April cheers loud for her team. When they play on a muddy field and Mae misses a goal, April tries to find ways to cheer up her friend. After a disappointing soccer game, Mae feels discouraged and frustrated. April's attempts to cheer her up seem to fall flat. In simple text and bright illustrations, the story shows Mae's feelings and April's uncertainty about how to help, modeling for young readers how they can navigate when a friend has a bad day. Soon the friends are giggling again and taking comfort from time spent together and with their beloved pets. This is a welcome book that highlights skills of accepting mistakes and supporting friends through disappointment. 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April & Mae and the Soccer Match


April & Mae and the Soccer Match

The Tuesday Book

By: Megan Dowd Lambert / Illustrated by: Briana Dengoue

She shoots! She . . . doesn't score.

It’s Tuesday, at the soccer game! April likes to play soccer, and Mae likes to win. When a slip in the mud causes Mae to miss the winning goal, she's frustrated. But best friend April helps Mae see that one loss doesn’t make her bad at soccer and reminds her that playing with friends is just as fun as winning.

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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Kirkus Reviews

At Tuesday’s soccer game, April and Mae have an opportunity for competition and reflection.

The field, muddy after a rain shower, causes Mae to slip as she tries to kick the ball to make a winning goal. April cheers despite their team losing the match. “It’s all right! It’s OK! We will win another day!” But Mae is upset about losing and about being covered in mud. April good-naturedly tries to tell Mae that winning isn’t everything; it’s more important to do your best and have fun. The two go to Mae’s house, and Mae worries that she is “the best at baking…but…the worst at soccer.” As they wash up, the two giggle over how muddy they are, and April’s supportive friendship buoys Mae, who later concedes that her soccer skills aren’t that bad. “Maybe it is mud that is bad for soccer.” In this latest entry of a series that follows April and Mae throughout a week, two best friends show that a few laughs and the understanding of a good pal can save the day. With brief sentences and a simple yet delightful plot, this early reader, enhanced with digital illustrations, continues to highlight the caring and sympathetic relationship between two companions who work through the ups and downs of everyday life. April is Black, while Mae is Asian.

A sweet tale of two true winners who navigate their expectations together with a healthy attitude.

Children's Literature

April and Mae are best friends. So are their pets. Every day, they do an activity together. On Tuesdays, they go to soccer practice and play a match. Mae runs fast. April cheers loud for her team. When they play on a muddy field and Mae misses a goal, April tries to find ways to cheer up her friend. After a disappointing soccer game, Mae feels discouraged and frustrated. April's attempts to cheer her up seem to fall flat. In simple text and bright illustrations, the story shows Mae's feelings and April's uncertainty about how to help, modeling for young readers how they can navigate when a friend has a bad day. Soon the friends are giggling again and taking comfort from time spent together and with their beloved pets. This is a welcome book that highlights skills of accepting mistakes and supporting friends through disappointment. Perfect for early elementary-aged readers advancing beyond picture books.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-888-1

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-62354-412-6

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-63289-758-9

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

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