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Ivy and Bean Make the Rules (Ivy & Bean #9)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  1,308 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
Bean's older sister, Nancy, is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Bean doesn't care. She doesn't want to go to camp. She wouldn't go even if they begged her. So ha. So ha ha. So-wait a second Bean and Ivy ...more
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published September 5th 2012 by Chronicle Books (first published July 13th 2012)
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Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Parents; children
Bean: small, dark, mischievous with a penchant for bad words and practical jokes. Ivy: taller, redhead, soft-spoken with a flare for using big words and reading constantly. Together: unstoppable.

This book is so good. The first 5-star I've given to an I&B book.

It all starts when Nancy, Bean's older sister, is going to Girl Power 4 Ever Camp. She is 11. Since Been is only 7, she can't go. The only camp available to 7-year-olds is lame Puppet Fun! camp.

Bean plans on building a tree house. When
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Oct 20, 2013 Books Kids Like rated it really liked it
Even though Bean loudly proclaims that she doesn't have time to go to some silly camp during spring break, a part of her wishes that she could spend the week doing crafts, studying nature, learning first aid, dance, drama, and social skills at Nancy's Girl Power-4-Ever camp. Bean, with Ivy's help, tries to build a tree house. When that fails, the girls make a tent. Then, they invent Camp Flaming Arrow and put up their tent in the park where all the other camps are taking place. The first day, ...more
Sep 26, 2012 Barbara rated it liked it
When Bean's older sister Nancy heads off to a female empowerment day camp, Bean wishes she could do the same. Her best friend Ivy convinces her that they don't need to wait until they're old enough for the camp; instead, they will be in charge of their own camp at the park. While things start off very slowly, by the time the book finishes, the two have attracted many other children and have hunted Komodo dragons, led a tap dancing troupe, bandaged themselves and wandered about the park as ...more
Ivy + Bean is a series for young grade-schoolers that I just cannot resist following, even now that Natalya has “outgrown” them. And yet, who was that blue-haired young lady giggling from behind a book and coming up to me to set it down with a satisfied sigh? “Oh, mom, the zombie-part was awesome. And the Komodo-catcher…; and the…” I love Ivy + Bean.*

Feeling a bit sorry for the younger daughter who WILL NOT go to Puppet Fun! the only camp for her age-group, Bean’s mom thinks Bean is finally old
Dec 02, 2013 Marya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-series
I've noticed that many series for girls tend to feature a token collection: girls from different backgrounds come together to make one girl supergroup. And no, I'm not referring to race or socioeconomic class, but rather high school clique, a la the jocks, the nerds, etc. What's always puzzled me is what the girls have in common. They all have amazing adventures, but it seems their only function is to collaborate on these adventure projects. In real life, the jocks want to play sports, the nerds ...more
Mariellen Matz
Nov 13, 2014 Mariellen Matz rated it liked it
Shelves: bookshelf
Bean's older sister is going to Girl Power 4-Ever camp but Bean can't go because she is not old enough. Bean's mother can tell she is jealous of her sister and after talking to Ivy's mom the mothers decide the two girls are old enough to walk to monkey park together with out adult supervision. Bean and Ivy decide to start their own camp, Camp Flaming arrow. As the week goes on the girls gather quite a few campers and have the week of their lives!

A few activities you can do with this book is ask
Cindy Hudson
Jan 30, 2013 Cindy Hudson rated it it was amazing
Ivy and Bean fans can rejoice at the new title in the series, Ivy + Bean Make the Rules.

Bean thinks it’s not fair that her sister Nancy gets to go to Girl Power 4-Ever summer camp while she is only old enough to sign up for Puppet Fun! At seven, she’s not a baby anymore, and she wishes others would realize that too.

But Bean doesn’t want to just stay home moping around while Nancy has fun all day, so she’s excited when her mom says she’s old enough to walk to the park with Ivy. That’s when the fu
Courtney Umlauf
Bean won't admit it, but she's disappointed when she finds out she's too young to go to Girl Power 4-Ever camp with her sister Nancy. But that's OK, Ivy and Bean will just create their own camp at the park; one they'll plan and run themselves with younger neighborhood kids as their campers. Each day's theme presents them with plenty of opportunities to use their imaginations, ending with their study of Great Women of History, in which they act out the battle between Boudica, Queen of the Britons ...more
Dec 01, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars

4/5 stars from me

5/5 from my 7 year old niece.

My niece enjoys Ivy and Bean. I've read a number of the books from the series with her.

Ivy and Bean are fun kids. And their adventures are always fun to read about.

In this story Bean's older sister Nancy (who is also very fun to read about) goes to camp. So Ivy and Bean make their own camp.

It was a cute read. And if you like Ivy and Bean books then you'll enjoy this one too.
Sep 03, 2013 Donald rated it really liked it
My favorite so far! Ivy and Bean start their own summer camp and they are a success! With their fertile imaginations, the "traditional" aspects of other camps turn in to something much more fun! My daughter and I both loved the twist at the end, when the girls take down their tent! :-)
We have our fingers crossed for a #10!
Apr 17, 2013 Karol rated it it was amazing
This was a fun little romp. The story is about Bean being to young to attend the girls day camp with Nancy. Ivy and Bean come up with a plan and create their own fun filled day camp. I was impressed that Nancy gave the girls kudos for a job well done. It showed that big sisters can appreciate younger sisters.
Cari Young
Apr 21, 2013 Cari Young rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect book for second and third grade girls. Ivy and Bean create their own fun, crazy summer camp, and nearby kids randomly join in. No adult structure, just kids playing outside together, running around, making tents out of blankets, pretending to be zombies or Komodo dragons. A great choice for summer reading, to inspire a child's own creative fun.
Jul 29, 2014 Maggie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is way above my reading level but I still loved it
Mar 19, 2014 Christina rated it it was amazing
My favorite so far.
Apr 14, 2014 Loraena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-aloud
One of my favorite Ivy & Bean books.
Shanon Simons
Dec 06, 2016 Shanon Simons rated it it was amazing
Loved it! This book was amazing it was s funny. I loved the part when they had to make their own camp it was the best. I think my favorite part had to be when they had nature studies I think this this is a book that everyone should read at least once. I recommend this book to people who like funny books.
Nov 21, 2016 Jane rated it really liked it
The Ivy and Bean series is one of my favorites for children in kindergarten through second or third grade. In my experience, both girls and boys enjoy the stories.
Oct 11, 2016 Emmi rated it it was amazing
It was my favourite book. It inspired me to make my own club (or rather camp). No one really came though. I also remember how i got it. I bugged my granddad to buy it for me (hihihi).
Katie Fitzgerald
Bean’s sister, Nancy, gets to spend her Spring Break at Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, but the only camp Ivy and Bean are old enough to attend is Puppet Fun, which they are decidedly not interested in. Thankfully, the girls’ moms have given them permission to play at Monkey Park on their own, which gives them the perfect opportunity to start their own camp. Camp Flaming Arrow has crafts and nature study, just like Girl Power 4-Ever, but it also has lots of activities never before seen at any camp, ...more
Feb 21, 2013 Irene rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Okay for first-graders
Shelves: children
If Goodreads allowed for 1/2 stars, this one would have gotten 3 1/2 stars. This book ties with Book 3 (Ivy + Bean Break the Fossil Record) as my favorite of the series so far. (We have only Books 6 and 7 left to read.)

Bean isn't old enough to attend the week-long girls camp that Nancy is going to, so she and Ivy decide to make their own camp. The two girls show initiative, creativity, and leadership!

I like that this book introduces readers to a real-life historical figure, Boudicca, the queen
Regemma Mismawn
bean sees her sister singing "girls are cool girls are greate girls have the power to cre-ate!" bean suddenly just gets really annoyed when its time to drop her sister nancy to camp. after she drops her off she tells ivy about her sister nancy, and where she was going. as usual,ivy came up with a solution.TO MAKE THEIR OWN CAMP! and they started to name it ivy came up with camp nentherland bean came up with camp flaming arrow of course they couldnt have done both so they did eenie meenie minee ...more
Young Reader Reaction: Ivy and Bean are always welcome at our house, and our daughter loves reading - and laughing - about their adventures and perspectives on life.

Adult Reader Reaction: “Camp Flaming Arrow” is such an apropos camp name for Bean and Ivy … plenty of visual, plenty of irony. This is a book for the nonconformist conformists. The kids who, as a class, rebel against the dress code and all wear black! The story is funny, with laugh-out-loud moments, but also poignant. I loved the par
Sam Ott
Dec 02, 2015 Sam Ott rated it liked it
Ivy + Bean Make the Rules #9 by Annie Barrows and illus. by Sophie Blackall, published in 2012.
Genre: Fiction
Format: Hardcover, print.
Plot: In this ninth chronicle of Ivy and Bean's andventures, Bean is upset and jealous about the day camp that her sister goes to over the summer and teams up with Ivy to make their own camp, Camp Flaming Arrow. They spy on the camp that Bean's sister is at and echo those activities in their own way. Several other children also join and they have a great time pl
Jan 04, 2013 Georgina rated it it was amazing
i loved it. nancy the big sister of bean was going to camp. but bean wanted to go camp too but the camp was for older kids. so she made her own camp with ivy. camp flaming arrow. she had a piece of paper that said what they did at the camp of nancy's, so they did the same thing at their camp. their camp became very popular. too little kids who they met in the park, and kids from their school went to the camp. i want to go their camp!
Eileen Lazala
Jun 05, 2013 Eileen Lazala rated it liked it
beans older sister Nancy is going to summer camp 4-ever and she will do arts and crafes, music and ect. so that means no more Nancy or her bossing ivy and bean around. sooooooooooooooooo that means they can make there own rules
I liked this book because it shows kids do have freedom

Jul 05, 2013 Christy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: easy-reader, popular
Bean's older sister, Nancy, is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Bean doesn't care. She doesn't want to go to camp. She wouldn't go even if they begged her. So ha. So ha ha. So-wait a second Bean and Ivy
Jan 02, 2016 Zoe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love ivy and bean!

This book makes me crack up! Ivy and bean and some new friends and some friends from school catch a komodo dragons (actually their friend from school) they dance on a bin while there are thumb tac on the bottom of their shoes. The pretend to be zombies and a few other stuff. Camp Flaming arrow is a success!
Oct 27, 2012 Shelli rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book from the Ivy and Bean Collection! Ivy and Bean are not old enough to get into camp "Girl Power 4-Ever!" and they are too old and uninterested in attending "Camp Puppet Fun." Instead they create their own camp, appointing themselves camp counselors. A super fun read that kids off all ages can read and giggle over.
Sep 20, 2013 Christina rated it really liked it
I read this with my 8 year old daughter. I was thrilled with the book. The girls Ivy and Bean are fun and silly. It is age appropriate. The most important thing is that they are not sassy or disrespectful like so many main characters for similar book series are. We will read more.
Susannah Goldstein
Sep 25, 2013 Susannah Goldstein rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
Ivy and Bean at their best. Bean and Nancy have a very realistic rapport in this one, and I love how Barrows plays on the tension of the years when children are caught between little kids and tweens.
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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 ...more
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