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Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Ivy & Bean are back . . . and they are funnier than ever!

It’s been five years, the wait was long, but the great news is that New York Times-bestselling author Annie Barrows and Caldecott Medal-winner Sophie Blackall are back with another hilarious Ivy and Bean adventure. Join us as we celebrate One Big Happy Family, the latest installment in the highly popular, critically acclaimed Ivy and Bean series

Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.

Annie Barrows started writing books when she was nine, but they never turned out the way she wanted, so she gave up on writing for twenty-five years. Annie is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (the movie will be released by Netflix in August for the US market) but Ivy and Bean was her first book for kids. Sophie Blackall has illustrated more than twenty books, which have won awards such as the Caldecott Medal, Ezra Jack Keats Award, and the Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators. 

Later Event: September 10
Non-Fiction Discussion Group