Ivy & Bean Day Blog-a-bration Week 8

And the count down to the 1st Annual International Ivy & Bean Day continues.  This week Chronicle Books is giving away a copy of Ivy & Bean Book 8: No News is Good News to one lucky winner and a set of mini-note cards to 3 other winners. Click here to check out the Ivy & Bean official page.

Description of the Book from GoodReads:
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 you serving size. Don t ask why. How are Ivy and Bean going to make ten dollars? Hey, maybe they should write a newspaper about Pancake Court and sell it! Great idea! And easy, too. All they have to do is snoop around the neighborhood. Wow...It s very interesting what they can find out. It s even more interesting when the neighbors read about it in the newspaper.

Mini-review - My thoughts on this book:
Ivy & Bean need to find a way to purchase cheese - yep, the kind that comes encased in red wax. With an idea from Bean's dad the girls sell and create a newspaper. And do it all in classic Ivy & Bean style. One of the things I love about Ivy & Bean books is how each situation has an element that rings true.  Second thing I love is how one thing always leads to another that leads to another and before you know it - watch out, trouble has arrived.  And with that trouble a lesson to learn from.  In Book 8, No News is Good News, Ivy and Bean learn the lesson about newspaper reporting and what can and cannot be told about your neighbors.  

Over this series of books, it has been fun to watch the characters grow in some ways but maintain that same great spirit of fun and adventure that began in the first book.   As a result, I think I have come to love Ivy & Bean even more with each book that comes out.
Other Bloggers celebrating Ivy & Bean Blog-a-Bration:
                     Media Darlings                                  
                     There's A Book                                  
                    In the Pages                                      
                      The O.W.L.                                         
                  Coquette Maman                            
                   Ruth Ayres Writes                           
                 One Page to the Next                    
                 Van Meter Library Voice               
               The Family That Reads Together
                Roundtable Reviews for Kids      
                                                               The Children's Book Review    

This week's giveaway will run from October 5th-October 7th.  Don't forget to enter the giveaway by filling in the form at the bottom of the page.

The Winners of this week's giveaways will be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway.  Thanks Chronicle Books for this great prize pack:

A complete set of Ivy and Bean hardcover books signed by Annie Barrows 

1 set of Ivy and Bean Paper Dolls 

1 Ivy and Bean Button Factory 

1 Ivy and Bean READ Poster signed by Annie Barrows 

Set of Ivy and Bean Silly Bandz · Set of Ivy and Bean stickers  
And a set of IVY & BEAN Dolls!!!!