Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box: Includes Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 and a Cool Secret Surprise! by Annie BarrowsIvy and Bean's Treasure Box: Includes Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 and a Cool Secret Surprise! by Annie Barrowssticker-burst

Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box: Includes Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 and a Cool Secret Surprise!

byAnnie BarrowsIllustratorSophie Blackall

Hardcover | October 15, 2008

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New York Times best-selling series of books for children - Ivy + BeanMeet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other: This boxed set, Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) is a delightful introduction to these spunky characters. It includes the first three books in the Ivy and Bean series, and a secret treasure-hiding box with a cool surprise inside!Author Annie Barrows talks about her award-winning Ivy + Bean series: One of the big problems of being a kid is that your parents often try to make you play with people you don't really like. My parents were forever trying to get me to like the kids of their friends. These kids were often weird. I didn't want to play with them. It was a problem.Ivy and Bean are very different: Bean is loud and wild and goofy. She loves to be involved in games and poke her nose in other people's business. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. She spends most of her time learning how to be a witch. Each girl thinks the other one is weird. Each girl thinks she could never be friends with the other. But sometimes opposites can become the best of friends because they're opposites.Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) includes: - Book 1: Ivy + Bean : Both girls were sure they would never like each other, but when Bean finds herself in a pickle, Ivy helps out with a magical spell. The results are glorious: Bean's sister Nancy loses her mind, and Ivy and Bean become forever friends. - Book 2: Ivy + Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go : Ivy discovers that there's a ghost in the girl's bathroom at Emerson School. What could be cooler? Nothing, until the teachers find out, and Ivy gets in trouble. The girls have to get rid of the ghost, and quick. Potions-and plumbing-come to the rescue. - Book 3: Ivy + Bean Break the Fossil Record : Bean wants to break a world record, but all she seems to be breaking is dishes. Out in Bean's backyard, Ivy and Bean dig up a pile of ancient bones and discover that they are record-breakers: they're the youngest paleontologists in the world! The problem is that nobody believes them.If you and your child liked Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House books, and Princess in Black; you'll love Ivy & Bean.
Annie Barrows has written many books for adults, 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 New York.
Title:Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box: Includes Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 and a Cool Secret Surprise!Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 7.5 × 5.63 × 2.25 inPublished:October 15, 2008Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811864952

ISBN - 13:9780811864954

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent series A collection of great stories for young girl readers transitioning to read on their own.
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marvelous Wonderfully written, it was a pleasure to read. Wish there were more books like these. I love these types of books, they are so full of life. What a sweet little story, I would recommend this to all my friends. I really enjoyed reading this book. What an inspiring book, kudos to the author.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely, laugh out loud stories (i'm talking to you adults!!) ivy and bean, great friends, mischievous but in a fun kid way - something that kids don't seem to be allowed to be these days my 7yo went through this set in about a week, loved them went through the whole series
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable Series! Great early reader chapter books! My daughter loved this series! They were easy enough for her to read on her own!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy transition to chapter books My daughter enjoys these books! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for early readers Fun and silly stories, popular with my students to read on their own
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my daughter loves these books! wants to read and collect the series
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from an amazing series loved these books when I was younger!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter loves this series Easy enough for her to read on her own and getting meaning out of! And she stays attentive due to the story line! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Resource I am a tutor for struggling readers, this book series has completely caught the interest of one. This is a great introductory book to chapter books for young readers. She is 8 and loves the stories. We haven't read them in order, but she also loves that they age up with the books.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gift This was perfect for my niece in Grade 1, easy for her to read on her own, will purchase the next books in the series for her for Christmas.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ivy & Bean I bought this set for my 5-year old daughter's Christmas gift. She LOVES Ivy and Bean. I read the first chapter to her and she now reads it on her own. She's now on book #2 less than 2-weeks later. Its easy to read, has interesting story lines, and the rambunctiousness of Ivy keeps her entertained. A good buy.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great books! Great books! My 7 year old loves them. Cheaper to buy the set than pay for each individual book.
Date published: 2009-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Book #1 - Funny and fun for both parent and child! Bean likes to play with other kids in the neighborhood, no matter older or younger. She loves to have fun! Bean also likes to play tricks on her older sister, who's at that age that she sees Bean as nothing more than a brat. Her mother suggests she meet and play with the young girl across the street - Ivy. But Bean is not willing to be friends with Ivy, so always seems to be quiet and reading and wearing dresses than going out and having fun. Ivy's mother wishes Ivy would go out and have fun with the neighborhood kids than spending all the time by herself. She suggests she meet and play with the young girl across the street - Bean. But Ivy is not willing to be friends with such a loud, obnoxious girl. One day, Ivy is sitting outside, reading, when Bean decides to hide in a bush and play a trick on her older sister. Seeing Ivy dressed in her robe, and holding a stick, she thinks maybe she can play a trick on Ivy as well, and begins to pretend to be a ghost. However, her trick on her sister backfires, and as she runs to find a place to hide, not wanting to get in trouble with her mom, Ivy invites her into her backyard to hide. A fun adventure for two girls how had no intentions of being friends! Parents will want to laugh right along with their kids! Although both Ivy and Bean never wanted to be friends, they bonded and banded together quickly, and both enjoyed conjuring up a plan to get back at Bean's sister. My daughter (7) loved the part of Ivy becoming a witch. My son (6) absolutely loved the worms, and both hooted when Bean's sister fell into the hole they dug. While both of my children know they'd never get away with a stunt like that, they thought the story was funny and loved how the girls became friends. And neither can wait to read book #2!
Date published: 2008-12-11

Editorial Reviews

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"