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Maxine Makes a New Friend

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

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Hi, I'm Maxine!

Follow me and my best friend Beanie on our first adventure! Today is my birthday, so I’m going to get a lot of surprises today! My Mommy and Daddy always make sure I have a good birthday, but this one will be extra special. Come with us to see what happens next.

Have you ever been surprised?

Read with Me


We have so much fun reading with our friends. Join Karolyn, the author of Maxine and Beanie, to see what happens when Maxine meets Beanie for the first time. Grab your book and read along to learn about celebration and surprise, family traditions, bedtime routines, and more.


It’s Maxine’s birthday, so get ready to celebrate!
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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: bedtime routines, family time, bike safety, delayed gratification, and more.

For Educators

Teachers, counselors, and organizational leaders who read this book with kids will be able to reflect on themes of patience, suspense and surprise, best friends, imagination, routines, 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, multiracial families, and the power of imagination!

Maxine And Beanie

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

Buy Maxine Makes a New Friend

Maxine a un Nouvel Ami


Paperback $10


Maxine Tiene un Nuevo Amigo


Paperback $10


Buy Paws Journals

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


Paws Journal, Maxine Makes a New Friend


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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