Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record

Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record

By Annie Barrows; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811856836, 114pp.

Publication Date: September 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?

About the Author
Annie grew up in Northern California, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Medieval History. After earning an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Mills College, Annie wrote a number of books for grown-ups. In 2003, Annie grew weary of grown-ups, and began to write for kids, which she found to be way more fun. Her first children's book, Ivy and Bean, was an ALA Notable Book for 2007.

SOPHIE BLACKALL is the illustrator of "Meet Wild Boars", a "Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books" Blue Ribbon selection. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record

"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