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World record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?
About the author (2011):
Award winning author Annie Barrows was born in San Diego, California. She graduated from UC Berkeley. After graduation Annie became an editor editing books on a wide-range of topics. After she had edited a couple hundred books, she decided that that she could probably write one herself so she went to writing school. After writing several books for adults she decided she'd like to write for children. Annie is the author of the Ivy and Bean Series which have won numerous awards including: 2007 ALA Notable Children's Book, Booklist, Editor's Choice, Best Books of 2007 Kirkus Reviews, The Best Children's Book of 2006, Best Early Chapter Books, Book Links, Best New Books for the Classroom, 2006, New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006. she is also the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Her title The Truth According to Us, also made The New York Times Best Seller List.
Sophie Blackall was born in 1970 and grew up in Australia. She received a Bachelor of Design in Sydney in 1992 with honors. She spent the following few years painting robotic characters for theme parks, providing the hands for a DIY television show, and writing a household hints column. She also had many exhibitions of paintings in galleries in Sydney and Melbourne. She moved to New York City in 2000. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Architectural Digest, Town and Country, Vogue, and Gourmet. She has illustrated over thirty books for children including Ruby's Wish, Meet Wild Boars, Pecan Pie Baby, Big Red Lollipop, and the Ivy and Bean series. She won the 2016 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear and the 2019 Randolph Caldecott Medal for Hello Lighthouse. Her first book for adults was entitled Missed Connections: Love, Lost and Found.
Title: Ivy + Bean Break the Fossil Record
Ivy + Bean, Annie Barrows
Author: Annie Barrows
Illustrated by: Sophie Blackall
Edition illustrated, reprint
Publisher: Spotlight, 2011
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