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Ivy and Bean: No News Is Good News (Ivy & Bean #8)

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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. ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by Chronicle Books (first published October 21st 2011)
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Donna Bills
Jan 15, 2012 Donna Bills rated it really liked it
Break out your favorite mini cheese snack encased in red wax and spend a few minutes with the latest Ivy and Bean adventure. When i was about 8, I thought I "discovered" the awesomeness of soft red wax from Gouda cheese as a modeling compound. I can totally sympathize with the two friends' obsession with obtaining the wonderful substance! Of course their thrifty parents see the small overpriced cheese balls as a luxury item a family on a budget can do without. So the girls set out to earn their ...more
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Parents; Kids
Ivy and Bean are best friends. They may seem like opposites at first glance: Bean is small and dark, Ivy is a tall redhead. Bean uses bad language, plays practical jokes on people, loves to be outside, and isn't afraid of getting dirty. Ivy loves to read, is soft-spoken, and plans to be a witch when she grows up. Together they can accomplish anything.

Ivy and Bean have a problem. They are the only kids at school who don't get Mini Babybel cheese in their lunchbox. (In the book it is called Bellde
Cathe Olson
Oct 31, 2012 Cathe Olson rated it really liked it
The Ivy + Bean series is so popular with the 2nd grade girls at my elementary school so I finally decided to read one myself. In this book, Ivy and Bean are desperate to get some lowfat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you-serving size that's all the rage at their school. They don't care about the cheese, it's the wax coating that all the kids playing with that they covet. Since their parents refuse to buy the expensive snack, they decide to raise the money by selling newspaper subscripti ...more
Elisha Condie
Nov 02, 2011 Elisha Condie rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Oh, how we love Ivy & Bean. Ivy is quiet, smart, well dressed, and has a potions lab in her room. Bean is loud, impatient, and so so funny. We all love these two girls. This is the latest Ivy & Bean book out and it took just a couple nights to get through - which was SAD because we all wanted it to last longer.

In this book the girls want to earn money to buy the little wax wrapped cheeses -they need that wax and their parents won't buy it. So they write a newspaper about their street
Mar 08, 2016 Arja rated it really liked it
Shelves: lapset
Eka Isa+Beani ja kokeilin, voiko sarjaa lukea missä järjestyksessä tahansa. Kyllä voi. Kiva kirja.
Dec 19, 2011 nicole rated it liked it
Shelves: chapter_books, 2011
Sometimes I can't believe what these girls get away with.

Loved Bean's Dad's reaction to their very unflattering neighborhood newspaper... until he realized the neighbors had read it too. Meanwhile Ivy & Bean are a couple satisfied hellions, chomping on their cheese. I also love that the entire premise of a book can revolve around a childhood obsession with cheese wax. Ah, elementary school trends, how you mystify and delight.
Dec 16, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it
I have been reading the Ivy + Bean books to my girls at bedtime since October (roughly one a week). This was the last in the series that we read and I'm kind of sad there aren't any more to read. I have had so much fun reading these out loud. I've let Ruby read pages here and there but I selfishly want to read because the dialogue is fun for me to read. I have voices for the different characters and I love the writing.

This is the first chapter book series where Ruby has really related to the cha
Nov 21, 2011 Leslie rated it really liked it
Natalya was 6 or 7 when we picked up the first Ivy+Bean book by Annie Barrows. N has since moved onto Teen shelves, but I still try to keep up on “the two friends who never meant to like each other” and their adventures. First, the books are just that delightful. Second, Sophie Blackall is one of my favorite Illustrators (as many of you know). There are a lot of fun chapter books for the 6-10 age group. If you need to narrow it down: Ivy + Bean has and continues-to-be brilliant. Check them out.

Feb 05, 2013 Irene rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: People who like earlier books in the series
Shelves: children
After reading the first four books in this series more or less in order, it occurred to me that after you read the first book, in which Ivy and Bean meet, there really is no need to read the rest of the books in order. The girls are second graders in all the books, and each book describes a stand-alone incident spanning no more than a few days. So, even though I haven't read all the books through Book 7 yet, I picked up Book 8 because it was available at the library. I don't think I'm missing ou ...more
Gail Gauthier
Dec 06, 2012 Gail Gauthier rated it really liked it
I love Ivy and Bean.

"Bean could be described as a Junie B. and Clementine type of child in that she tends to go her own way. Her creator describes her as "loud and wild." The difference between Bean and the other leads in the big, girl series is that Bean is comfortable with who she is. She isn't always anxiously interacting with adult characters who reassure her in some way or are involved in helping her learn a reassuring lesson. Most of Bean's interaction is with another child and not adults.
Mar 21, 2016 Quince rated it it was ok
I listened to this on disk during a long car ride. It was boring in the extreme. But at least it passed the time.
Kendra Loch
Apr 10, 2016 Kendra Loch rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Ivy and Bean are two young girls that need to make some money, ten dollars to be exact. They need their special cheese that has individual serving sizes-not for the cheese itself necessarily but for the red wax that is on the outside of this cheese. After Ivy asks her mom for it straight up and her saying no, Bean's dad suggests that they trying earning the money by making a neighborhood newspaper. So, the girls set out on a mission to find out just what happens in the lives of their neighbors w ...more
Jun 13, 2012 Sheri rated it really liked it
This is a cute book from a series of early readers or first chapter books. It is an interesting story about cheese and how to make money to buy some. On the theme of earning money and honoring
your subscriptions. They write a neighborhood newsletter. Cute and good for first and second grade to suggest reading chapter book series.
Penni Russon
This was a hoot! This is the second one we've read, and we loved it, more than the first (which was the first). Lots of laugh out loud moments, and some truly great dialogue. I love the suburban setting, the ordinariness, and that the colour and richness and humour come from gentle, credible set ups.
Kathy Marker
Apr 23, 2016 Kathy Marker rated it it was amazing
I had a warm feeling as I read this book about 2 young friends who brainstorm a way to make money to buy their desired cheese with a wax wrapper that everyone but them were able to enjoy playing with. They listen to advice from a dad, who suggested writing a newsletter to sell, and then teaches them the difference between a poor and good effort. We learn interesting details about their neighbors and houses as they scout around for news. The dialogue is so fun and real for the age of the girls, a ...more
Ivy and Bean are at it again, but this time it’s all in the name of cheese. Well, maybe not cheese, but definitely the delightfully fun and very versatile red wax wrapper around the outside of low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size. Everyone at school has them with their lunch except for Ivy and Bean, but they’re on a mission. After Bean’s dad suggests a neighborhood newspaper the girls set out to discover exactly what goes on in the lives of their neighbors, even if th ...more
Books Kids Like
Oct 19, 2013 Books Kids Like rated it really liked it
Everyday at lunch, Ivy and Bean watch in envy and agony as fellow students unwrap Belldeloon cheese from its wonderful red wax cover. No one eats the cheese, but everyone plays with the lovely red wax. Oh, how Ivy and Bean wish they could have some "Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size." Alas, their parents won't buy it. At a suggestion from Bean's father, the girls sell subscriptions to a Pancake Court newspaper penned by none other than Ivy and Bean. To find news, the girls ...more
Sep 14, 2015 Izzy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 6th-grade
This is the eighth book in the Ivy and Bean series which I love! I have read all of the books up to this point! I like the illustrations in the series. The books are short, but they tell good action packed stories. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series!
Bella Ceruti
Jul 20, 2015 Bella Ceruti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a wonderful book. It was very very funny, I especially liked the part when ivy and bean got a picture of the bad kid when he was a baby with no diaper on! I hope my cousin likes it when she reads it! I recommend this book!
Oct 23, 2012 Charolette rated it it was amazing
I liked this book because the mother's would not give in to Ivy and Bean's continuous request for the cheese wrapped in the "just for you size". In the mother's opinion the cheese was not worth the cost but the wax was worth more to Ivy and Bean. In an effort to get the needed money they were told the story about the neighborhood newspaper that told all the recent news. This was the perfect opportunity for Ivy and Bean to get the needed money for the cheese and learn what it would be like to loo ...more
Dec 10, 2013 Marya rated it liked it
Shelves: children-series
I always love the parents here and their different styles. Bean's mom can figure out she's being played and gets supremely annoyed by it (I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THAT CHEESE!). She's the one with rules and the one who ends up having to stick it to the girls most of the time as the most involved parent. Ivy's mom also figures out she's being played, but seems more bemused by it than anything else. Ivy's mom floats in and out of the series, pleasant but not overly connected to anything. Bean's ...more
Courtney Umlauf
What are the girls to do when their moms refuse to buy the "low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size" that they so desperately want (if only for the delightfully moldable wax coating on the outside)? Of course, find a way to make money and buy the cheese themselves. Bean's Dad suggests writing and selling a neighborhood newspaper, a perfect idea. Now all that's left is for the girls to go out and get the news. But when they don't find anything interesting, Ivy and Bean do ...more
Princess Lollipop
Oct 06, 2014 Princess Lollipop rated it it was amazing
Have you read this book yet? If not, read it right now. It's a funny book about two girl and you probably laugh when you read it!
Apr 24, 2013 Lisa rated it did not like it
The first book was pretty good. We all enjoyed it. This one wasn't good. Right off the bat the author starts comparing wax from cheese to "boogers". I'm sorry, but why all the talk of "boogers"? That word really grosses me out, so we just don't use that word up in this piece. Do eight-year-olds need to be grossed out to enjoy reading? NO! Eight-year-olds are cool and intelligent and do not need the constant references to nose-picking. A cheap move, in my opinion. Please don't insult our eight-ye ...more
Judith Donohue
Feb 17, 2015 Judith Donohue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to my five year old granddaughter for introducing me to Ivy and Bean.
Sep 05, 2014 Ava rated it it was amazing
Great amazing wonderful stupendous celebratory the best wow beautiful nice
Caitlyn Ford
Mar 01, 2016 Caitlyn Ford rated it really liked it
This was a funny book. I love all of the description.
Aug 13, 2014 Tanya rated it really liked it
One of my favorites. I think I laughed more than the girls.
Feb 25, 2014 Christina rated it really liked it
The kids and I laughed a lot when we read this together.
Aug 07, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2014, mg
Man, now I want one of those individual cheeses.
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Annie grew up in Northern California, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Medieval History. Unable to find a job in the middle ages, she decided upon a career as an editor, eventually landing at Chronicle Books in San Francisco, where she was in charge of "all the books that nobody in their right mind would publish." After earning an M.F.A. in Creative Wri ...more
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