Ivy + Bean by Annie Barrows

March 19, 2012 - 2:51 pm No Comments

When Ivy moves into the neighborhood, Bean’s mother encourages her to go and meet Ivy. They are both 7 years old and could be friends. Bean says she has enough friends and isn’t interested in being Ivy’s friend because she looks boring. Well, it turns out Ivy isn’t so boring. Bean finds out how great Ivy is when Ivy rescues Bean from her angry older sister and they become quite the duo.

Not only do these books celebrate friendships between girls, but they are also a series which is great because children who are just beginning chapter books tend to latch onto a series and stick with it which gets them reading even more.

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