September 25, 2012

Ivy & Bean Week 7: What's the Big Idea?

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:

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? Or maybe...maybe something different.

Ah the science fair! I never got a chance to do the science fair.  My older sister did.  One time she did an experiment testing what froze the fastest.  She tested different things like juice, milk, water and so on.  I have no clue what her final outcome was, but I remember being kinda jealous that I never got to do anything like that.  I have a feeling, though, and Ivy and Bean have some pretty crazy ideas for their project!

To learn more about Ivy & Bean check out the websites below.

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 messed up the giveaways early on, so I'm taking some of these later weeks and giving them to those winners, so there won't be a giveaway until next week! 

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!)


  1. Thank you for another week of great prizes and a wonderful book! This story is a favorite at my house!
    I love Ivy and Bean throwing ice cubes up to the sky until Nancy tries to embarrass them.

  2. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

    Jasmine @ the bookish mama
    thebookishmama at gmail dot com