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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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 FestivalSeptember 1st

Bay Area

“Ivy + Bean Weekend”

Annie Barrows + Sophie Blackall

Copperfield's Petaluma - September 7th

Mrs. Dalloway’sSeptember 8th

Book Passage Corte MaderaSeptember 8th

Books, Inc Laurel Village San FranciscoSeptember 9th

Kelper’s Menlo ParkSeptember 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

Los Angeles

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.

ILLUSTRATOR—Sophie Blackall

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. 

AUTHOR—Annie Barrows

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