Ivy and Bean by Sophie Blackall & Annie Barrows
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World record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?
 

About Sophie Blackall & Annie Barrows

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When she was a kid, Annie Barrows never once went to camp. She never took any classes. She never played a sport. She wasn't a Girl Scout. What a weirdo. She lives in Berkeley, California. Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published July 1, 2010 by Chronicle Books LLC. 136 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Readers familiar with the redoubtable pair (Ivy + Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, 2008, etc.) will not be surprised to find that the plan gets off to a bumpy start (when Bean screams “BRA!” killjoy Dino just declares it “boring,” not bad) but then moves thrillingly into unimagined, escalating r...

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The kids of Pancake Court are constructing a volcano from a giant mound of dirt, but right in the middle of the eruption Bean is called home.

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Best mates Ivy and Bean reunite for some schoolyard hijinks in this sophomore collaboration from Barrows and Blackall.

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It’s spring break, and Bean’s big sister, Nancy, is off to Monkey Park, where she’ll get to spend every day having secret, big-kid fun at Girl Power 4-Ever Camp for girls 11-14.

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Chip, chip, chip, a tiny bit at a time”—is conveyed effortlessly without impinging on the terrifically childlike voice—“Lookit!

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Bean, an energetic girl with an inclination for mischief, just doesn’t see the appeal of her new neighbor Ivy, whom her mother extols as such a “nice girl,” which Bean readily translates to mean dull.

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Best friends Ivy and Bean return for a very welcome third outing.

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Barrows's narrative brims with sprightly dialogue and tidily ties everything together—both Bean and Ivy find a fast friend and set the stage for Ivy and Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go , scheduled for the fall.

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It's spring break, and Bean's big sister, Nancy, is off to Monkey Park, where she'll get to spend every day having secret, big-kid fun at Girl Power 4-Ever Camp for girls 11-14.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steubenville teens found 'delinquent' in rape trial Pittsburgh police officer and suspect shot during gunfire exchange today Weather watchers warn Pittsburgh region to brace for tough morning commute Fleury sets franchise record;

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City Book Review

The kit comes with enough buttons to make a dozen buttons, with the potential for more button designs.

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City Book Review

They started the camp because Bean wanted to do the same things as her sister Nancy, who was going to a camp for older girls who were eleven to fourteen years old.

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Common Sense Media

When Ivy offers to cast a "dancing spell" on Bean's older sister, Bean is thrilled.

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Portland Book Review

Extend reading comprehension by having kids read chapter titles before reading the chapter to hypothesize what might be discussed.

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Shelf Awareness

In this edition of Kids' Maximum Shelf--the monthly Shelf Awareness feature that focuses on an upcoming title that we love and believe will be a great handselling opportunity for booksellers everywhere--we present Ivy and Bean: What's the Big Idea?

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A Patchwork of Books

And it might well resonate deeply with middle grade readers who are themselves feeling unstuck in their lives, particularly those whose parents, like Lee and Joan's, are splitting up.If I were requiring seventh grade kids to read a historical fiction book, or if I were teaching about racism in th...

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Bean's mother suggests an idea that’s usually the kiss of death for a new friendship: Why doesn’t Bean play with Ivy, the new girl across the street?

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Having had the honor of reviewing Ivy + Bean’s debut story, there was much excitement in my household when the news came through: The second book is on its way!

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Ivy appears to be a quiet, proper little girl who always sits calmly on her front porch with a big book.

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