Annie Barrows' bestselling chapter book series, Ivy + Bean, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading— for more than a decade! With more than 5 million copies in print, Ivy & Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation.
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IVY + BEAN: ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY
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Love for the Internationally Bestselling Series
"[Ivy and Bean is] responsible for making my six year old daughter fall in love with reading! It is a treasure for kids and moms and dads and grandparents. My daughter loves Ivy and Bean and so do I and so does my 82 year-old mom, so thank you, thank you, thank you."
—Carrie, San Mateo, CA
—Katie, Portland, OR
"I spent yesterday's lunch hour outside in the sun with Ivy and Bean and I finished feeling all warm and happy—both from the sun and from these delightful girls."
—Adam, North Carolina
"I loved this book. The characters are so much more developed than in most easy readers."
Meet Annie Barrows on Tour!
Decatur Book Festival – September 1st
“Ivy + Bean Weekend”
Annie Barrows + Sophie Blackall
Copperfield's Petaluma - September 7th
Mrs. Dalloway’s – September 8th
Book Passage Corte Madera – September 8th
Books, Inc Laurel Village San Francisco – September 9th
Kelper’s Menlo Park – September 9th
Books, Inc Berkeley - September 15th
Burlingame Public Library – September 19th
Third Place Books Seattle - September 28th
McNalley-Robinson – October 3rd
Heartland Fall Forum - October 4th
Signing with Sophie Blackall
Wild Rumpus October 5th-6th
Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA - October 21st
Vroman's Pasadena, CA - October 22nd
Texas Book Festival - October 27th-28th
Join the Ivy + Bean Readalong!
About the Authors
Sophie Blackall has illustrated many books for both children and adults. Her illustrations have won awards including the Caldecott Medal, and can be found everywhere from the New York Times to the transit posters on the New York Subway. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn.
Annie Barrows started writing books when she was nine, but they never turned out the way she wanted, so she gave up on writing for twenty-five years. She's written a bunch of books for grown-ups, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. Annie lives in Berkeley, California with her husband and two daughters. One daughter is like Ivy and the other is like Bean.