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Maxine and Beanie Have a Picnic

Friendship, Family, Paws, Imagination & Adventure...

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Hi, I'm Maxine!

Follow me and my best friend Beanie on our next adventure! Today, we’re going to have a picnic in the backyard. After Mommy makes us some sandwiches—and a tasty surprise—we’re going to enjoy the day outside. Come with us to see what happens next.

Have you ever had a picnic with your best friend?

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We have so much fun reading with our friends. Join Karolyn, the author of Maxine and Beanie, to see what happens when Maxine takes Beanie on a picnic! Grab your book and read along to learn about imagination and pretending, solo play, healthy snacks, and fun surprises from Mommy and Daddy!

Don’t forget your sunglasses—we’re going outside!
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For Caregivers

Maxine and Beanie aren’t just for kids! It’s important to reflect on and talk about the media we consume. When you and your child read this book together, some of the themes that might come up include: solo play, being an only child, imagination, safety, outdoor vs. indoor play, self-care and more.

For Educators

Teachers, counselors, and organizational leaders who read this book with kids will be able to reflect on themes of self-care, independence and self-reliance, diversity, the multi-racial family, family time, and more. This series of books is appropriate for kids of all backgrounds and genders between the ages of 3 and 8. Reading level: G/12. 

Maxine and Beanie are the perfect additions to any classroom, organization, school, or library. This series of books was created to represent kids who are traditionally underrepresented—and that’s important for all of us. Check out the rest of Maxine and Beanie’s books to discover more stories related to childhood, diversity, multi-racial families, and the power of imagination!

Maxine And Beanie

Did you know Maxine and Beanie speak different languages? Find yours here! 

Buy Maxine and Beanie Have a Picnic

Maxine and Beanie Have a Picnic


Hardcover $22

Paperback $10


Maxine and Beanie Font un Pique-Nique!


Paperback $10

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Maxine y Beanie Comparten un Picnic!


Paperback $10

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Buy Paws Journals

You can find Maxine and Beanie Journals in paperback through Barnes & Noble or Amazon.


Paws Journal, Maxine and Beanie Have a Picnic!


Paperback $5.99


Discover more!

Discover more adventures in the other Maxine and Beanie books! When you read with Maxine and Beanie, you’ll experience imagination, family, and inclusivity. You’ll learn about playing by yourself—and with others—and so much more! 

Follow Maxine and Beanie!

Follow Maxine and Beanie on social media to stay connected—you’ll be the first to know when there are new adventures in the works and on the shelf. That’s right, more stories are coming soon!

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