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Ivy + Bean: No News Is Good News: Ivy + Bean, Book 8

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Girls start a newspaper in fun, mischievous adventure.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

A mix of mischievous & fun

Overall it was a nice story. A few times the girls did some troublesome things like lying and exaggerating stories in their newspaper and pretending to be dead but it does tell a few lessons - earning money and respecting other’s privacy along the way. In the beginning of the book though the girls talk about training to be a witch and making potions which seemed out of place and possibly troublesome for some religious families.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The eighth book in the Ivy + Bean series is by turns funny, relatable, heartwarming, silly, and prankish. It's an engaging read for young girls, with delicate black-and-white pencil drawings that portray the title characters' trials, tribulations, and fascinations with realism and wit. This book celebrates differences and girl friendship -- Ivy is quiet, Bean is loud, and in spite of their best efforts to resist their parents' urge to pair them together as friends, they realize they really do like each other.

Readers will find a sidesplitting adventure that speaks their language, and parents can appreciate that this is the sort of book series that fosters a deep love of reading and sparks curiosity.

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