Virtual Visit with "Ivy and Bean" creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall!

On Thursday, April 15th, The Book Stall, an indie bookstore based in Winnetka, IL, is proud to present a free program for Chicago-area schools (and some far beyond Chicago) featuring author Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie Blackall.  They are celebrating the release of the 12th book in the series, Ivy and Bean Get to Work!

Order these books from The Book Stall and receive a 10% discount. This discount is already built into our online pricing You can also order Book #11, Ivy + Bean: One Big Happy Family (new in paperback) or start the series with book #1, Ivy and Bean! Each book will include a bookplate signed by both author and artist while supplies last, as well as a nifty pencil case!

Deadline to order for school delivery is Saturday, April 17th.  Please read the guideilnes carefully--we want to be sure we get your books to the right place--nearly a dozen schools will be participating!

IMPORTANT: PLEASE enter your school, your student's full name, and grade level in the "Order Comments" section of your online order!

A sample note in the Order Comments section would read:  "Wilmot, Jane Smith, 2nd grade"

You may also order by phone: 847-446-8880

Note:  When you order online, you'll have the choice of 

  • In-store pickup: $0.00. We'll notify you when your order is ready, and you can pick up your books at The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street in Winnetka. 
  • School pickup: Choose this option and enter your school name, the student's name, and student grade level, and we'll deliver your books to school.
  • Ground Shipping: $5.00 or $10.00  (This option means your book will be mailed to you at home.)
  • Local Community Delivery: $4.00  (Note that the Book Stall ONLY delivers to Winnetka, Wilmette, Northfield, Evanston, Glenview, Glencoe and Highland Park--you can only choose this option if you are located in these communities!)
Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12) (Ivy & Bean #12) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797205106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Chronicle Books - April 6th, 2021

Ivy and Bean go searching for treasure in Book 12—the final story in the New York Times bestselling early chapter book series!


Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781452169101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Chronicle Books - March 17th, 2020

"This story defies expectations of what an early chapter book can be." School Library Journal
"Ivy and Bean are irresistible." Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Ivy & Bean – Book 1 (Ivy and Bean Books, Books for Elementary School) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780811849098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2007

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to quickly hide and Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive introduction to the Ivy and Bean Book Series.