Conversations with Authors - Annie Barrows (Virtual Event)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Tuesday, October 6th • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

Annie Barrows

in conversation with Sam Ricks


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us throughout the week at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET for a new chat with a different author.

 

Annie Barrows’ new release, Iggy is Better Than Ever, is the second book in her wonderful children’s book series that demonstrates how causing a little bit of trouble can sometimes be a whole lot of fun.

Annie wrote several non-fiction books on topics ranging from fortune-telling to opera before turning her attention to children’s books. In 2006, the first book in her children’s series, Ivy + Bean was published. This title, an ALA Notable Book for 2007, was followed by nine others. The Ivy + Bean series appears with some regularity on the New York Times bestseller list and a number of other national best-seller lists. The Ivy + Bean books have been translated into fourteen languages; in 2013 Ivy + Bean: The Musical premiered in the San Francisco Bay Area. A novel for older children, The Magic Half, was published by BloomsburyUSA in 2008. Its sequel, Magic in the Mix, came out in 2014.

In addition to her children’s books, Annie is the co-author, with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which was published by The Dial Press in 2008. A New York Times bestseller, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been published in thirty-seven countries and thirty-two languages. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.

Sam Ricks is the illustrator of the Iggy Series. He has illustrated more than 20 books for kids, including the Geisel Award-winning Mo series. He lives with his family in Utah.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

 

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Iggy Is Better Than Ever Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984813336
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

The second book in the Iggy series about the lovable troublemaker by New York Times bestselling author Annie Barrows (Ivy + Bean).

One thing led to another . . .


The Best of Iggy Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984813305
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ivy + Bean comes a hilarious new series featuring a high-energy, lovable troublemaker.


Ivy & Bean – Book 1 (Ivy and Bean Books, Books for Elementary School) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780811849098
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2007

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to quickly hide and Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive introduction to the Ivy and Bean Book Series.


Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Book 2) (Ivy & Bean #IVYB) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780811849104
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 23rd, 2006

Now that Ivy and Bean are friends, they do gymnastics club together, sit together in Ms. Aruba-Tate's second grade, and tell each other their darkest secrets. And when Ivy discovers a ghost in the school bathroom, it will take both girls' courage and imagination to make it go away. Another entertaining installment in this series about two mischievous, funny, clever girls.


Ivy and Bean: Break the Fossil Record - Book 3 (Ivy & Bean #IVYB) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780811856836
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 31st, 2007

World record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?


Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter: Book 4 (Ivy & Bean #IVYB) Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Annie Barrows
$5.99
ISBN: 9780811865845
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 27th, 2008

The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the latest installment from series creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. In Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, the two girls hatch a plan to prove that Bean's big sister is the world's worst babysitter. Of course plans go awry, but fun ensues!


Ivy and Bean #5: Bound to be Bad (Ivy & Bean #IVYB) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780811868570
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 22nd, 2009

The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in paperback! In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good.


Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Book 6) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780811876667
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 1st, 2010

Finally! After months of begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want . . . well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not cover karate chops and roundhouse kicks. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire balletcourse!


Ivy and Bean What's the Big Idea? (Book 7) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781452102368
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 7th, 2011

It's the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it! Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes? Something with ice cubes?


Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News (Book 8) (Ivy & Bean) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781452107813
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Published: Chronicle Books - July 4th, 2012

The 8th book in the New York Times bestselling Ivy & Bean series is now available in paperback! Ivy and Bean need some money. Ten dollars, to be exact. Never mind what for. Okay, it's for low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-one serving size. Don't ask why. But how are Ivy and Bean going to make ten dollars?


Ivy and Bean Make the Rules (Ivy & Bean #9) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781452111483
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 13th, 2013

Bean's older sister is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Wait a second!


Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Book 10) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781452128719
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 12th, 2014

Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!


Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781452169101
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 17th, 2020

"This story defies expectations of what an early chapter book can be." School Library Journal
"Ivy and Bean are irresistible." Kirkus Reviews, starred review


The Magic Half Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781619636255
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 16th, 2014

Miri is the non-twin child in a family with two sets of them—older brothers and younger sisters. When her family moves to an old farmhouse in a new town, the only good thing seems to be Miri's ten-sided attic bedroom. But when Miri gets sent to her room after accidentally bashing her big brother on the head, she finds herself in the same room . . . only not quite.


Magic in the Mix Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781619637986
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - October 20th, 2015

New twin sisters Miri and Molly are ready for a normal life. But just when they think there's smooth sailing ahead, a door opens, time folds, and magic is unleashed from their very special house.


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385341004
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 5th, 2009

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

“Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love


What John Marco Saw: (Children’s Self-Esteem Books, Kid’s Picture Books, Cute Children’s Stories) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Nancy Lemon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452163369
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2019

From the bestselling author Annie Barrows, What John Marco Saw is a captivating tale that celebrates the importance of slowing down.


Nothing Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062668240
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 2nd, 2018

“Remarkable.”—New York Times Book Review