August 21, 2012

Ivy & Bean Blog-A-Bration Week 2! +Giveaway

As you know here on The O.W.L. I highlight books at all ranges of middle school readers (and in my middle school that's grades 5-8), because of this I was super excited to be asked to participate in the countdown to International Ivy & Bean Day on October 13th!

These 9  weeks are going to be fun!!!!

Each week I'll be highlighting a different Ivy & Bean book plus hosting a giveaway! Then on week 9 - all the previous winners will get a chance at a super awesome prize!

Before I get into all those details I want to first talk about this week's book:

Best friends Ivy and Bean are back and looking for adventure in the second installment of this engaging new series. This time they've made an amazing discoverya ghost in the school bathroom! Ivy and Bean can see its cloudy form and its glowing eyes. They can hear its moaning voice. This is the best thing that ever happened at school until the teachers find out. Now Ivy and Bean have to figure out how to get the ghost out of the bathroom. Will they succeed? Maybe. Will they have fun? Of course!

This summary reminds me of a time my friend and I were home alone.  We were probably in the 4th grade.  All of a sudden the lights in the back of the house went out! All of them.  We both kind of panicked and basically ran out of the house.  As we are standing on the sidewalk we watch as one by one all the lights in the house go off!! We were freaked.  My sister comes down the sidewalk, and we start telling her everything.  At first she keeps a straight face, but then cracks up.  She had snuck into the the house and done it.  Was I mad??? Yes!!! But also happy it wasn't a true ghost!!!  This is looks soooooo cute! Ghost stories and ghost hunting seem to be really in right now, so it's fun to see Ivy & Bean were in on it too!  

To learn more about Ivy & Bean check out the websites below.
Annie Barrow's site
Chronicle Books Site

And check out what other bloggers participating are doing!

And of course if you want to buy the book you can click HERE!  
(you'll be taken to my favorite children's bookstore The Red Balloon)

Now for the giveaway!

I have up for grab:
 1 copy of Ivy & Bean
3 Sets of Ivy & Bean Mini Notes

There will be three winners.  One winner for the copy of the book and one set of mini notes.  
2 others will win the mini notes.

Remember the winners from each previous week are entered for the grand prize.  And what is the grand prize you ask???

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 super-secret really cool prize still being worked on (stay tuned!)

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway! My oldest daughter loves Ivy & Bean

  2. I love everything Ivy and Bean, I must say. And really loving following along with this blog celebration happening!

  3. Sounds like such a cute book. I love the Ivy & Bean books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Ivy and Bean are adorable. Well, I've read the first book anyway. But this one sounds perfect for Halloween! Thanks.

  5. thanks for the great give a way!