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Sophie Blackall - Illustrator

Featured books by Sophie Blackall

The Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

The Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Lindsay Mattick Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

In 1914, Harry Colebourne, a vet on his way to tend horses in World War 1, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, and he took her to war. Harry Colebourne's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey - from the fields of Canada to an army base in England...And finally to London Zoo and Christopher Robin...

Other books by Sophie Blackall

Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12)

Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12)

Author: Annie Barrow Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2022

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. Ivy and Bean already have that all figured out. At least, they thought so, until they met Herman the Treasure Hunter. Now everyone in the second grade is looking for treasure-and finding it. Everyone except Ivy and Bean, that is. They need to get out their shovels and turn up some treasure on the double!

Ivy & Bean Boxed Set Books 10-12

Ivy & Bean Boxed Set Books 10-12

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2022

Ivy and Bean are always up to something. Whether it's solving mysteries, starting a babysitting business, or becoming treasure hunters, their adventures are always hilarious and filled with surprises! This box set includes books 10 + 11 + 12

Things to Look Forward To

Things to Look Forward To

Author: Sophie Blackall Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2022

Everyone needs things to look forward to: big things and small things, on good days and on bad days, whether we actively create delight for ourselves or simply allow it to enter our lives. In these pages, beloved author and illustrator Sophie Blackall has gathered a collection of joys for all of us - reminders that every day the sun comes up and new babies are born. She includes suggestions that you bake muffins for a friend, or draw a face on an egg and put it in the fridge where it will smile at you each time you open the door. With wisdom, whimsy, and compassion, the 52 illustrated ideas in this book offer moments of uplift and serendipity for yourself and your loved ones. A message of hope and solace in hard times and of joyful anticipation at times of new beginnings - whether you're grieving a loss or starting a new chapter - and for all the days in between - THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO is full of gentle reminders of the objects, occasions, gestures, and ideas that warm our hearts. There is always something bright on the horizon, and sometimes that horizon can be a lot closer than we think.

The Beatryce Prophecy

The Beatryce Prophecy

Author: Kate DiCamillo Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2022

A magical medieval tale from two masters, Newbery Medal-winning Kate DiCamillo and Caldecott Medal-winning Sophie Blackall - a fantastical meditation on fate, love and the power of words to spell the world. We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home. In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood and holding fast to the ear of Answelica the recalcitrant goat. As the monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret - one that imperils them all. And so it is that a girl with a head full of stories must venture into a dark wood in search of the castle of a king who wishes her dead. But should she lose her way, Beatryce knows that those who love her - a wild-eyed monk, a man who had once been king, a boy with a terrible sword and a goat with a head as hard as stone - will never give up searching for her. And to know this is to know everything.

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Author: Susan Hood Illustrator: Sophie Blackall, Emily Winfield Martin, Strickland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2022

Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own. -Shelf Awareness (starred review) This book has definitely made an impact on my life. -Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women-each paired with a noteworthy female artist-to the next generation of activists, trailblazers, and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada's Violin and Lifeboat 12, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history. In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You'll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six-year-old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create. And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belpre, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappe, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai-all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This poetry collection was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author's note, a timeline, and additional resources. With artwork by award-winning and bestselling artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet. A 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year Named to the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Selected for CCBC Choices Book 2019 Selected as a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019 Named to the Cuyahoga County Public Library's 2018 list of Great Books for Kids 2020-2021 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee

The Beatryce Prophecy

The Beatryce Prophecy

Author: Kate DiCamillo Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2021

A magical medieval tale from two masters, Newbery Medal-winning Kate DiCamillo and Caldecott Medal-winning Sophie Blackall - a fantastical meditation on fate, love and the power of words to spell the world. We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home. In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood and holding fast to the ear of Answelica the recalcitrant goat. As the monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret - one that imperils them all. And so it is that a girl with a head full of stories must venture into a dark wood in search of the castle of a king who wishes her dead. But should she lose her way, Beatryce knows that those who love her - a wild-eyed monk, a man who had once been king, a boy with a terrible sword and a goat with a head as hard as stone - will never give up searching for her. And to know this is to know everything.

Negative Cat

Negative Cat

Author: Sophie Blackall Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2021

Two-time Caldecott winner Sophie Blackall spins a winning tale about Max, a feline whose behavior doesn't win any raves, except from the boy who believes in him and finds a way to turn a negative into a positive. When a boy is FINALLY allowed to get a cat, he has no doubts about which one to bring home from the shelter. But Max the cat isn't quite what the family expected. He shuns the toy mouse, couldn't care less about the hand-knitted sweater, and spends most of his time facing the wall. One by one, the family gives up on Max, but the boy loves his negative cat so much, he'll do anything to keep him. Even the thing he dreads most: practicing his reading. Which, as it turns out, makes everything positive!

Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12)

Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

Ivy and Bean go searching for treasure in Book 12-the final story in the New York Times bestselling early chapter book series! 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. Now everyone in the second grade is looking for treasure-and finding it. Everyone except Ivy and Bean, that is. They need to get out their shovels and turn up some treasure on the double! * A laugh-out-loud adventure * Bestselling series-more than 6 million copies sold! * From beloved author Annie Barrows and award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall Ivy and Bean make Career Day-and every day-so much fun with their mischievous antics. * Children's books for kids age 6-9 * Great early chapter book series for boys and girls * Perfect for fans on the Judy Moody, Dory Fantasmagory, and Clementine series

Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11)

Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2020

This story defies expectations of what an early chapter book can be. School Library Journal Ivy and Bean are irresistible. Kirkus Reviews, starred review Annie Barrows's 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 6 million copies in print, Ivy + Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation! Now in paperback! Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one. * Fantastic fun for 1st- to 4th-grade readers, teachers, parents, and grandparents * Funny and heartwarming; early readers will love the continuing adventures of best friends Ivy and Bean. * Strong positive characters for girls and great lessons on friendship in an easy-to-follow chapter book. For young chapter book readers who love Bink and Gollie, Dory Fasntasmagory, and Judy Moody. * For kids ages 6-9 * Educators, parents, siblings, grandparents * Best friends books

Winnie's Great War The remarkable story of a brave bear cub in World War One

Winnie's Great War The remarkable story of a brave bear cub in World War One

Author: Lindsay Mattick, Josh Greenhut Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Everyone has heard of Winnie-the-Pooh, but not everyone knows about the real Canadian bear who lent him her name. This is a wonderful tale of courage and friendship, for fans of Michael Morpurgo. Come on a heart-warming adventure, inspired by the journey undertaken by an extraordinary bear called Winnie during World War One. From her early days with her mama in the Canadian forest, to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, Winnie has a remarkable wartime story to tell. And when she meets a little boy called Christopher Robin Milne in London Zoo, he loves her so much that he names his teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh in her honour. Sophie Blackall's wonderful black and white artwork brings Winnie to life and will capture young readers' imaginations. The author, Lindsay Mattick, is the great grand-daughter of Captain Harry Colebourn - who originally rescued Winnie as a cub - and the story contains entries from his real wartime diaries from WW1. The book also includes a selection of artefacts from the Colebourn Family Archives. The result is a one-of-a-kind exploration into the realities of war, the meaning of courage, and the power of friendship, all told through the historic adventures of one astonishing bear.

Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11)

Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2018

Book 11 in The New York Times bestselling Ivy & Bean series Ivy and Bean are back, and they are funnier than ever: Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one. * Perfect chapter book and book series for young readers * Funny, relatable characters and story line * Annie Barrows is the bestselling author of books for both children and adults including the Ivy & Bean series which has more than 5 million copies in print Longtime Ivy and Bean fans won't be disappointed and young readers who have yet to check out the series will find this a fine starting point. - Entertainment Weekly A classroom favorite, Ivy and Bean have been keeping kids laughing - and reading - for more than a decade. * Books for independent readers ages 6-9 * Elementary school chapter books * Books for grades 1-4

Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Author: Lindsay Mattick Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Before there was Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie . . . Here begins the moving true story of a real bear adopted by soldiers during World War One. The inspiration behind the nation's best-loved bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a vet on his way to tend horses in World War One, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie and he took her to war. In this very special book, Harry Colebourn's great-granddaughter tells the true story of this remarkable friendship, and an even more remarkable journey. From the fields of Canada to an army base in England, and finally to London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend. A boy called Christopher Robin . . . Finding Winnie was the winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal

Lord and Lady Bunny--Almost Royalty!

Lord and Lady Bunny--Almost Royalty!

Author: Polly Horvath Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2016

Beyond Clueless

Beyond Clueless

Author: Linas Alsenas Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2015

Marty Sullivan's life is over, her parents have enrolled her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile, at their local public school, her best friend, Jimmy, comes out of the closet and finds himself a boyfriend and a new group of friends. Marty feels left out and alone, until she gets a part in the school musical, Into the Woods, and Jimmy and his new crew are in it, too! Things start looking even better when Marty falls for foxy fellow cast member Felix Peroni. And Felix seems to like her back. But the drama is just beginning. . .Can Marty and Jimmy keep up their friendship? And is Marty's new beau everything he appears to be? Or is Marty too clueless to figure it all out before it's too late?

Ruby's Wish

Ruby's Wish

Author: Shirin Yim Bridges Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2015

Ruby is unlike most little girls in old China. Instead of aspiring to get married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family. Based upon the inspirational story of the author's grandmother and accompanied by richly detailed illustrations, Ruby's Wish is an engaging portrait of a young girl who's full of ambition and the family who rewards her hard work and courage.

Ivy + Bean + Me

Ivy + Bean + Me

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Notebook / blank book Release Date: 01/10/2014

Ivy and Bean have millions of fans who relish every twist and turn of the dynamic duo's adventures-whether they're playing pranks on Bean's sister, writing their own newspaper, or solving neighborhood mysteries. Now readers can add their own adventures and ideas to the mix! Funny prompts paired with hilarious illustrations make this journal the perfect place to get creative and join the fun.

Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Book 10)

Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Book 10)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! 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!

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire!

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire!

Author: Polly Horvath Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2014

Ivy and Bean Make the Rules

Ivy and Bean Make the Rules

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Bean's older sister is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Wait a second! Bean and Ivy can make their own camp, their own better camp: Camp Flaming Arrow, where counselors Ivy and Bean will give a whole new meaning to Crafts, Music, First Aid, and hands-on learning!

Ivy and Bean Boxed Set (Books 7-9)

Ivy and Bean Boxed Set (Books 7-9)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

New York Times best-selling series of books for children - Ivy + BeanIvy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other: This boxed set, Ivy and Bean Boxed Set: Books 7-9 continues the story of these two spunky characters. It includes the third of three books in the Ivy and Bean series. Author Annie Barrows talks about her award-winning Ivy + Bean series: One of the big problems of being a kid is that your parents often try to make you play with people you don't really like. My parents were forever trying to get me to like the kids of their friends. These kids were often weird. I didn't want to play with them. It was a problem. 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. Especially because their parents keep nagging them about it. But sometimes opposites can become the best of friends because they're opposites. Ivy and Bean Boxed Set: Books 7-9 includes: * Book 7: Ivy + Bean: What's the Big Idea? Wouldn't it be cool if Ivy and Bean found the solution to global warming? Wouldn't it be especially cool if the solution was shimmering pink goo in a test-tube and all the famous scientists in the world wished they had thought of it first? It's Science Fair time at Emerson School, and all the kids are supposed to find a way to cool down the earth. Some kids are planting trees. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something with explosions? Something with ropes? Something with ice cubes? Or maybe something very, very quiet . . . * Book 8: Ivy + Bean: No News Is Good News: Ivy and Bean need some money. Ten dollars, to be exact. Never mind what for. Don't even ask. Okay, it's for cheese. Two bags of lowfat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size. Don't ask why. But ten dollars is a lot of money. How are Bean and Ivy going to make ten dollars? Should they babysit? Eww, diapers. No. Should they wash the car? They're not allowed to touch the car. No. Should they write a newspaper about their neighbors and sell it? Yes. Great idea-and easy too! All Ivy and Bean have to do is snoop around Pancake Court and gets some news. It's very interesting what you can find out if you look in your neighbors' windows. It's even more interesting when the neighbors read about it in the newspaper. * Book 9: Ivy + Bean Make the Rules: It's Spring Break, and Bean's older sister, Nancy, is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Dance and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because you have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Bean doesn't care. She doesn't want to go to camp. She wouldn't go even if they begged her. So ha. So ha ha. So-wait a second! Bean and Ivy can make their own camp, their own better camp. It's Camp Flaming Arrow, where Crafts include escaping, Dance includes thumbtacks, First Aid includes zombies, and counselors Ivy and Bean make the rules. If you and your child liked Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House books, and Princess in Black ; you'll love Ivy & Bean.

Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News (Book 8)

Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News (Book 8)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

Ivy and Bean need some money. Ten dollars, to be exact. Never mind what for. Okay, it's for low-fat Bellideloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size. Don't ask why.How are Ivy and Bean going to make then dollars! Hey, maybe they should write a newspaper about Pancake Court and sell it. Great idea! And easy, too. All they have to do is snoop around the neighbourhood. Wow. It's very interesting what you can find out. It's even more interesting when the neighbours read about it in the newspaper.

Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News (Book 8)

Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News (Book 8)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

Ivy and Bean need some money. Ten dollars, to be exact. Never mind what for. Okay, it's for low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for you serving size. Don't ask why. How are Ivy and Bean going to make ten dollars? Hey, maybe they should write a newspaper about Pancake Court and sell it! Great idea! And easy, too. All they have to do is snoop around the neighborhood. Wow... It's very interesting what they can find out. It's even more interesting when the neighbors read about it inthe newspaper.

Ivy and Bean What's the Big Idea? (Book 7)

Ivy and Bean What's the Big Idea? (Book 7)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2011

It's the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it! Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes? Something with ice cubes? Or maybe? maybe something different.

Ivy and Bean Mini Notes

Ivy and Bean Mini Notes

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Cards Release Date: 01/05/2011

Ivy and Bean fans can pass important messages and share secret notes with these super-adorable mini notes. Includes 30 colorful fold-and-seal notes and stickers.

The Crows of Pearblossom

The Crows of Pearblossom

Author: Aldous Huxley Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the Caldecott-Medal-winning book Finding Winnie, created standout illustrations for this timeless picture book. Written in 1944 by Aldous Huxley as a Christmas gift for his niece, The Crows of Pearblossom tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Crow, who live in a cottonwood tree. The hungry Rattlesnake that lives at the bottom of the tree has a nasty habit of stealing Mrs. Crow's eggs before they can hatch, so Mr. Crow and his wise friend, Old Man Owl, devise a sneaky plan to trick him. This funny story of cleverness triumphing over greed, similar in tone and wit to the work of A. A. Milne, shows a new side of a great writer. Paired with stunning illustrations by Caldecott-winner Sophie Blackall, this timeless tale is sure to grab the attention of many readers-adults and children alike.Praise for The Crows of Pearblossom With Huxley's mordant wit in ample supply, this tale will entertain literary novelty seekers. -Publishers Weekly Huxley's story starts good and grim-just the thing to hold a young audience. -Kirkus Reviews A rather charming children's book. The story is clever, wittily told and bristles with spiky humor - and it could quite possibly become a new favorite among schoolchildren. In the reissued edition, Brooklyn-based illustrator Sophie Blackwell transforms the chapter book into a picture book. Huxley's standing as one of the grandfathers of dystopian Y.A. is already established. Perhaps the next generation will think of him as that guy who wrote about crows' eggs. -New York Times ARTSBEAT blog A vivid picture-book edition with robust and suitably disquieting illustrations by Sophie Blackall. -Wall Street Journal

Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2

Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2010

New York Times best-selling series of books for children - Ivy + BeanIvy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other: This boxed set, Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) continues the story of these two spunky characters. It includes the second of three books in the Ivy and Bean series. Author Annie Barrows talks about her award-winning Ivy + Bean series: One of the big problems of being a kid is that your parents often try to make you play with people you don't really like. My parents were forever trying to get me to like the kids of their friends. These kids were often weird. I didn't want to play with them. It was a problem. 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. Especially because their parents keep nagging them about it. But sometimes opposites can become the best of friends because they're opposites. Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) includes: - Book 4: Ivy + Bean Take Care of the Babysitter : What's the worst babysitter you can imagine? Okay, now multiply by a million. Bean's just found out that Nancy is babysitting for the afternoon. After Ivy rescues her from prison, the two girls turn tragedy into opportunity. - Book 5: Ivy + Bean: Bound to Be Bad: Ivy has decided to become good. Extra-super-duperly good. Bean figures that's a big waste of time-until Ivy explains that if you're really good, animals and birds follow you around. Wow! Animals and birds! Bean's going to be good, too! They're going to be nice; they're going to be sweet; they're going to be kind and generous and-Wait a second! How did they end up muddy, wet, and in trouble? - Book 6: Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance: Ooops. Ivy and Bean have made a terrible mistake. They thought that ballet meant leaping, kicking, and cool costumes. Instead, it means they're going to have to be The Two Friendly Squids in a ballet the teacher made up. How embarrassing. As disaster looms, the girls come up with a great escape plan. It's an easy plan, a simple plan, a beautiful plan. It only involves a field trip, a couple of sharks, and some weird animals that glow in the dark. If you and your child liked Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House books, and Princess in Black ; yo

Ivy and Bean What's the Big Idea? (Book 7)

Ivy and Bean What's the Big Idea? (Book 7)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2010

It's the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it! Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes? Somethingwith ice cubes? Or maybe . . . maybe something different .

Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Book 6)

Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Book 6)

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2010

Finally! After begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want . . . well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not include karate chops and roundhouse kicks to the villain's heart. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire ballet course! When it comes time for Ivy and Bean to participate in the ocean-themed class recital, the girls must figureout a way to get out of it without breaking their promises.

Ivy and Bean - Book 6

Ivy and Bean - Book 6

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2009

Finally! After begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want... well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not include karate chops and roundhouse kicks to the villain's heart. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire ballet course! When it comes time for Ivy and Bean to participate in the ocean-themed class recital, the girls must figureout a way to get out of it without breaking their promises.

Ivy and Bean #5: Bound to be Bad

Ivy and Bean #5: Bound to be Bad

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2009

In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good.

Jumpy Jack and Googily

Jumpy Jack and Googily

Author: Meg Rosoff Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Meet Jumpy Jack, a very nervous snail who is afraid of monsters, and Googily who is a very good friend indeed. Wherever they go, Googily kindly checks high and low just to make sure there are no scary monsters about. But, as every child knows, monsters come in many shapes and sizes. Some are even blue with hairy eyebrows and pointy teeth.

Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter: Book 4

Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter: Book 4

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2008

The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the fourth installment from series creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. In Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, the two girls hatch a plan to prove that Bean's big sister is the world's worst babysitter. Of course plans go awry, but fun ensues!

Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box

Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2008

Books 1-3 from The New York Times bestselling Ivy & Bean series Introduce independent readers to the award-winning Ivy & Bean series with this boxed set containing the first three books about two spunky second graders. - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor 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's Secret Treasure Box-which includes the first three books in the series-is a delightful introduction to these spunky characters and includes a secret treasure-hiding box with a cool surprise inside! * Book 1: Ivy & Bean: Both girls were sure they would never like each other, but when Bean finds herself in a pickle, Ivy helps out with a magical spell. * Book 2: Ivy & Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go: When Ivy discovers a ghost in the girls bathroom at school, she needs Bean's help to get rid of it as quickly as possible. * Book 3: Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record: The girls set out to prove that they broke a record and are in fact the youngest paleontologists in the world. * Annie Barrows is the bestselling author of books for both children and adults including the Ivy & Bean series which has more than 5 million copies in print. Fans of the Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House, and Princess in Black series will love the hilarious adventures of best friends Ivy and Bean. A classroom favorite, Ivy and Bean have been keeping kids laughing - and reading - for more than a decade. * Funny, relatable characters and storyline * Books for independent readers ages 6-9 * Elementary school chapter books * Books for grades 1-4

Ivy and Bean: Take Care of the Babysitter - Book 4

Ivy and Bean: Take Care of the Babysitter - Book 4

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/2008

The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the latest installment from series creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. In Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter , the two girls hatch a plan to prove that Bean's big sister is the world's worst babysitter. Of course plans go awry, but fun ensues!

Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go Book 2

Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go Book 2

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2008

Best friends Ivy and Bean are back and looking for adventure in the second installment of this engaging series. This time they've made an amazing discovery a ghost in the school bathroom! Ivy and Bean can see its cloudy form and its glowing eyes. They can hear its moaning voice. This is the best thing that ever happened at school until the teachers find out. Now Ivy and Bean have to figure out how to get the ghost out of the bathroom. Will they succeed? Maybe. Will they have fun? Of course!

Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record

Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/02/2008

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?

Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go

Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2007

Now that Ivy and Bean are friends, they do gymnastics club together, sit together in Ms. Aruba-Tate's second grade, and tell each other their darkest secrets. And when Ivy discovers a ghost in the school bathroom, it will take both girls' courage and imagination to make it go away. Another entertaining installment in this series about two mischievous, funny, clever girls.

Ivy and Bean: Break the Fossil Record - Book 3

Ivy and Bean: Break the Fossil Record - Book 3

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2007

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?

Ivy & Bean - Book 1

Ivy & Bean - Book 1

Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: Sophie Blackall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to quickly hide and Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive introduction to the Ivy and Bean Book Series. From beloved children's book author Annie Barrows, The Ivy & Bean collection has been delighting preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and kids of all ages for nearly two decades. Centered upon messages promoting friendship, empathy, and understanding, each book follows Ivy and Bean on their various adventures through adolescent life.

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