Although the lovely habit of teatime is primarily British, many books for children allude to it. Many of my favorite stories, especially picture books, include references to teatime or show a pot of tea with a plate of cookies in the illustrations. Even children (yes girls, but also my toddler and preschool-age sons) delight in hosting tea parties whether or not they witness their parents having tea on a regular basis. There is a whole series of posts just waiting on this topic! In the meantime, I’ve been slowly collecting titles that celebrate or mention tea.  Titles are scattered around in note form, but the following immediately come to mind.

How many can you add? (We’ll add titles that come to our minds as well as those we hear from you!)

Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A Bargain for Frances (Russell Hoban)
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig (Eugene Trivizas)
A Visitor for Bear (Bonny Becker)
May I Bring a Friend (Beatrice Shenk de Regniers)
Frog and Toad All Year (Arnold Lobel; “The Corner”)
Mouse Tales (Arnold Lobel; parents drinking tea at end of book)
Miss Spider’s Tea Party (David Kirk)
Annie and Snowball and the Teacup Club (Cynthia Rylant)

Cover image above from goodreads

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