Books by Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows has written a bunch of books for grown-ups, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. Sophie Blackall is an illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers an


IVY AND BEAN TAKE THE CASE by Annie Barrows
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Only a stooge couldn't love Ivy and Bean. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The intrigue swirls thick 'round Pancake Court. Read full book review >
IVY AND BEAN MAKE THE RULES by Annie Barrows
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Making the rules rules! (Fiction. 6-9)"
It's spring break, and Bean's big sister, Nancy, is off to Monkey Park, where she'll get to spend every day having secret, big-kid fun at Girl Power 4-Ever Camp for girls 11-14. Bean is 7. Read full book review >
IVY AND BEAN BOUND TO BE BAD by Annie Barrows
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Any child who's had to suffer a time-out will relate to this one. (Fiction. 6-10)"
How hard can it be to be bad? Read full book review >
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The engrossing subject matter and lively writing make this a sure winner, perhaps fodder for a TV series."
The German occupation of the Channel Islands, recalled in letters between a London reporter and an eccentric gaggle of Guernsey islanders. Read full book review >
IVY AND BEAN TAKE CARE OF THE BABYSITTER by Annie Barrows
Released: April 17, 2008

"Readers will look forward to the next installment of this series that celebrates the joys and thrills of friendship, unrestricted play and unfettered imagination. (Fiction. 6-10)"
The kids of Pancake Court are constructing a volcano from a giant mound of dirt, but right in the middle of the eruption Bean is called home. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC HALF by Annie Barrows
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Narrative nuance and finely tuned character development are sacrificed to quick pacing and plotting, however, a trade-off that will keep middle-graders turning the pages but that may make this offering a disappointment for fans of the superb Ivy Bean chapter books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Miri, singleton daughter sandwiched between two sets of twins, feels depressingly ordinary. Read full book review >
IVY AND BEAN BREAK THE FOSSIL RECORD by Annie Barrows
Released: July 1, 2007

"Just right. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Best friends Ivy and Bean return for a very welcome third outing. Read full book review >
IVY AND BEAN AND THE GHOST THAT HAD TO GO by Annie Barrows
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This strong follow-up to Ivy and Bean (June 2006) is bound to please fans. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Best mates Ivy and Bean reunite for some schoolyard hijinks in this sophomore collaboration from Barrows and Blackall. Read full book review >
IVY AND BEAN by Annie Barrows
Released: June 1, 2006

"Readers are bound to embrace this spunky twosome and eagerly anticipate their continuing tales of mischief and mayhem. (Fiction. 6-10)"
A charismatic duo makes their debut in this new chapter-book series. Read full book review >