Ivy + Bean Blog-A-Bration (Week 2)

Welcome to week 2 of the Ivy + Bean Blog-A-Bration! Thank you to everyone who read last week's post and entered the giveaway. I contacted the lucky winners.

This week we are celebrating Ivy + Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go (Book 2). I find that one of the best ways to "sell" this book to my second and third graders is to share three or four excerpts.

I recommend sharing the following lines/paragraphs:

"Bean wanted the oath to be about turning her older sister Nancy to stone, maybe not forever, but for a month at least." -Page 18

"Bean and Ivy never got much chance to spit because their mothers didn't like it. So they each made a big one and gooshed into letters. They had more spit than they knew what to do with. The paper tore in one place. And you really couldn't see their names when it dried. 'That just makes it more mysterious,' Bean said." -Page 22

"Bean tried not to talk. She promised not to talk. But every day she talked. Mostly, she was trying to be helpful. She was trying to explain things to kids who didn't understand. For example, regrouping. Eric didn't understand regrouping. Ms. Aruba-Tate had explained it, but he didn't understand it. So he added instead of subtracting. Bean couldn't stand to watch him add when she knew he was supposed to subtract." -Page 29

See, don't you want to run to your public library to check out a copy?

Chronicle has generously agreed to give away a paperback copy of Ivy + Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go and three sets of Ivy + Bean Mini Notes.

Rules for the Giveaway

1. The giveaway will run from August 22 to 11:59 PM on August 25.

2. You must be at least 13.

3. Please pay it forward.

Coquette Maman
In the Pages

Kid Lit Frenzy

Media Darlings

One Page to the Next

Roundtable Reviews for Kids

Ruth Ayres Writes


The Children’s Book Review

The Family That Reads Together

The O.W.L.

There’s A Book

Van Meter Library Voice

Watch. Connect. Read.

The winner of Ivy + Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Book 2) will be entered into a drawing to win this AMAZING package:

A complete set of Ivy and Bean hardcover books signed by Annie Barrows
1 Ivy and Bean Paper Doll Play Set
1 Ivy and Bean Button Factory
1 Ivy and Bean READ Poster signed by Annie Barrows
Set of Ivy and Bean Silly Bandz (not pictured, but they are so cute!!)
Set of Ivy and Bean stickers


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