Ivy & Bean – Book 1 (Ivy and Bean Books, Books for Elementary School) (Paperback)
"A lively, entertaining read with heart" – Common Sense Media
"Only a stooge couldn't love Ivy and Bean" – Kirkus Reviews
Meet Ivy & Bean. Bean has lots of friends, loves stomping in puddles and hates being bored. Ivy has just moved in next door. Ivy seems nice, wears dresses and sparkly headbands – which makes Bean think she's too boring to be friends with. But after Ivy comes to Bean's rescue they become the best of friends and begin a series of silly, sneaky, imaginative, sometimes naughty and always hilarious adventures. The perfect chapter books for grades 1–4, reluctant readers and fans of Ramona and Junie B. Jones.
Read Kiddo Read
"A Triumph of friendship, ingenuity and fun!"
"I read ALL of the books in this series when I was in elementary school (I am 17 now) and I absolutely LOVED them. This series truly taught me the joy in reading and creativity, as well as real social dynamics you see in everyday life."
"She just devoured this book. It was her first real chapter book and she's hooked!!"
"This is the ONLY chapter book series that my daughter has fallen for and will re-read on her own."
Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
BARNES NOBLE REVIEW
\\\"Annie Barrows accomplishes the almost impossible task of reflecting the world of second grader, creating the tension and drama of family and friendships in language that can be read easily by child who recently graduated from easy readers to early chapter books. \\\" Lisa Von Drasek, Children\\\'s Librarian, Bank Street College of Education
Reader, Parent Librarian Love for Ivy Bean Chapter Books
“These books are fabulous! They remind me of Ramona books when I was a kid. We read them to our 5 year old and she loves them. They illustrate normal kid thinking processes and attitudes.”
“I read ALL of the books in this series when I was in elementary school (I am 17 now) and I absolutely LOVED them. This series truly taught me the joy in reading and creativity, as well as real social dynamics you see in everyday life (even “cheeky” ones, if you may). I highly suggest this series to all parents interested in fueling their kids' love for reading, especially young girls, as I completely adored Ivy and Bean myself!”
“This book is a must read for all young readers. The story is light, quirky, and fun, all readers will love it. It has several laugh-out-loud moments and an upbeat style that readers will love. This book does have some misbehavior, but it also shows how the characters regret their bad decisions and feel sorry about them, which kids need to learn about. I highly recommend this book!”
“Our 7 year-old daughter has really expanded her vocabulary and reading skills with these chapter books. She loves to read the books to find out what kind of “trouble” Ivy and Bean get themselves into.”
“My 7-year old granddaughter loves these books about two mismatched friends and their adventures.”
“I think my daughter loves this series because it appeals to her curious and adventurous and imaginative spirit. While my daughter loves dolls and princesses, she is strong and curious and loves to get dirty--this book series appeals to her spirit.”
“This is an amazing book. My 6 year old loves reading it.”
“This is the ONLY chapter book series that my daughter has fallen for and will re-read on her own. Honestly, the characters are sooo great, and even as an adult, I was enjoying seeing the friendship develop between Ivy and Bean, and seeing what adventures their imaginations would get them into. I find the characters very authentic.”
"Annie Barrows accomplishes the almost impossible task of reflecting the world of second graders, creating the tension and drama of family and friendships in language that can be read easily by children who recently graduated from easy readers to early chapter books. " —Lisa Von Drasek, Children's Librarian, Bank Street College of Education