Author(s): Barrows, Annie
Newest title in the series that has been critically acclaimed, commercially successful (over 800,000 units sold!), and enthusiastically embraced by 6-10 year olds. *Established series that continues to gain momentum with retailers, educators, AND kids. *Educators are increasingly focusing on growing kids' science skills (especially girls). *Great for both boys and girls ages 6 to 10. *Depiction of girls and their antics is spot-on in both words and pictures. * Within the context of the story, presents the issue of global warming in a thought-provoking yet non-frightening way--perfectly on target for the audience. *You can never have too many funny books for this age group. *A terrific friendship story with very real, strong girl characters. *A laugh-out-loud funny story. *Award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall brings her own sense of fun to these mischievous and delightful characters.
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 book for kids. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. One daughter is like Ivy and the other is like Bean. They both make a lot of potions. Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two delightful, spying, scheming, spell-casting children. Her previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars.