IVY & BEAN BOXED SET: BOOKS 10-12 (Ivy + Bean, 10-12), by Sophie Blackall and Annie Barrows, Chronicle Books, Aug. 2, 2022, Paperback, $17.97 (ages 6-9)
The latest Ivy & Bean box set features Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall’s latest edition, Ivy + Bean Get To Work! which came out Aug. 2.
Meet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other: Ivy and Bean are very different. Bean is loud and wild and goofy. She loves to be involved in games and poke her nose in other people’s business. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. She spends most of her time learning how to be a witch. Each girl thinks the other one is weird. Each girl thinks she could never be friends with the other. But sometimes opposites can become the best of friends because they’re opposites!
Ivy + Bean Box Set 4 (Books 10-12) includes:
- Ivy + Bean Take the Case (Book 10):There’s a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren’t any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!
- Ivy + Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11): Ivy’s worried. She’s read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. Ivy doesn’t have any brothers or sisters. That’s why she’s worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.
- Ivy + Bean Get to Work! (Book 12): It’s Career Day at Emerson Elementary School, and all the students have to choose what they want to be when they grow up. No problem. Best friends Ivy and Bean already have that all figured out. At least, they thought so, until they met Herman the Treasure Hunter…. —Synopsis provided by Chronicle Books
There are a lot of reasons this series is so popular — relatable characters, smart writing and illustrations that build on the text are just a few. Readers who have just advanced to chapter books enjoy the shorter chapters that are full of illustrations. But they don’t just appeal to emerging readers. Those who have advanced past them, still get excited for new books because they know the stories will be great.
This is one of my go-to series for recommendations.
And for those of you wanting more Ivy & Bean content, you’re in luck. The first of three live action Ivy & Bean Netflix movies based on the bestselling books launches Sept. 2.
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