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.

The reviews are in, and they’re terrific!

  • “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.” —Children’s Literature
  • “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. […] A sweet tale of two true winners who navigate their expectations together with a healthy attitude.” —Kirkus Reviews


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