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Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) Paperback – October 6, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 5
  • Series: Books 4-6
  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Box Csm St edition (October 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811876659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811876650
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Annie Barrows accomplishes the almost impossible task of reflecting the world of second grader, creating the tension and drama of family and friendships in language that can be read easily by child who recently graduated from easy readers to early chapter books. " - Lisa Von Drasek, Children's Librarian, Bank Street College of Education

About the Author

Annie Barrows is the author of many books for adults, including the bestselling The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

More About the Author

I could tell you a whole bunch of facts about myself--born here, went to school there, blah blah--but that doesn't seem like much fun. So I've decided to make you guys do some work. If you can figure out these puzzles, you'll know all sorts of interesting things about me. And many of them are true, too.

1. I was born in a year with a 2 in it. Also a 6.
2. I was born in a city in California that begins with an S and has eight letters total.
3. The first time I moved, I couldn't move.
4. My best friend lived next door, had four older brothers and sisters, and a name that rhymes with Gabe. She had thirty-seven plastic horses and one real horse.
5. My first job was in a place with lots of books. My second job was in a place with lots of sugar. My third job was in a different place with lots of books.
6. I went to college in a town with a K in it and I studied a subject that ends in Y.
7. After I was done with college, I got a job. And then another one. And then there was one after that. Don't worry about it.
8. One of the following things is not true: I have been up in a hot air balloon. I have six toes on one of my feet. I can read palms.
9. I have written fifteen books under three different names. See if you can figure out what they are.
10. I have two pets. They are bigger than a bar of soap and smaller than a shoe, and they really like parsley.

Have fun!
Annie Barrows



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The story lines are cute, funny, and wholesome.
Laura Smith
My 6 year old daughter loved the series and cannot wait for more books in the series to be published.
Zolo
I love the Ivy+Bean series, if you don't I wouldn't recommend this book.
Jon Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 10, 2011
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The Ivy & Bean books were among the first "long" books my first-grade daughter could read on her own, and she loves them. I love that they are much better literature than the Rainbow Magic series she also adores. I'd say they are more like the Ramona books: they're not formulaic like so many modern "early chapter book" series; each book in the series tells a different engaging story. Ivy and Bean are realistic characters who have realistic relationships with their parents, neighbors, classmates, and teachers.

This boxed set was a Christmas gift much appreciated by the six-year-old recipient. The vinyl-sticker paper dolls that come with the set are very nice quality and a fun extra.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 4, 2011
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My six-year-old daughter loves to read and has recently started reading chapter books. Once she got over her obsession with the Junie B. Jones series, I managed to get her interested in the Cam Jansen series of books and then I discovered the Ivy and Bean series. My daughter loves the central characters, Bean and her best friend Ivy. The girls are precocious, intelligent, and always up to some adventure (or misadventure, depending on how one looks at it!). These traits appeal to my daughter as she is quite the adventurer herself, and the chapters are relatively short, which makes it easy for her to read independently. The books average about 100-120 pages, and she manages to read up to 40 pages per sitting (around 45 minutes).

What I found to be fascinating was that the plot for each story is so well-written and developed that my daughter could not stop once she started reading! I usually sit with her and supervise her reading, helping out with some difficult words, and she gets so involved with the story that she just keeps on reading. This to me is the mark of a good book, one that entices a young reader to keep reading. The language is not overly simplified, on the contrary, there are some challenging words which I help my daughter with (pronunciation and definition, if necessary).

The black and white illustrations that appear in each chapter add to the appeal of these books. This boxed set is a value buy since it contains three of the Ivy and Bean books, i.e. Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad, and Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance. In addition, there is a bonus in the form of 2 stand-up Ivy and Bean dolls, plus four sheets of removable plastic wardrobe stickers which provide hours of fun for young children.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BPB on March 31, 2011
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I have a daughter who is 7. The Ivy and Bean series is one of our favorites that we read every night. I strongly suggest them. Good story with interesting content and very nice language and pictures, etc..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. King on February 20, 2014
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I bought the Entire Series on the recommendation of a coworker. The books are cute, because the girls are funny. However, I could do without the witchcraft, ghosts, and spells. I didn't do my homework, and did not expect that at all. My daughter is 6, and it's not a subject that I wish to expose her to right now, and definitely not the type of subject matter I want her to be reading. It's too late for regret, but next time I will do my homework.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brianna Tobar on January 2, 2013
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These 3 books are really awesome,fun,and you sometimes fell like you want to keep on reading until you finish all 3 books. But in my opinion you should read all of the books. I wish I could give these books 100 stars
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By Book Crazy on August 1, 2014
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My daughter loved the first Ivy and Bean set so we bought her these. She doesn't seem to enjoy them as much as the first boxed set, but she'll read them eventually and is still glad to own them. Unfortunately, instead of reading these, she had her older brother reading them to hr at bedtime to help her fall asleep. So she does like the stories. It's the love of reading we have to work on.
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By Y. Choi on July 11, 2014
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My 6 year old daughter loved the series and cannot wait for more books in the series to be published.
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