The library has been a busy place in the last couple of week. Story Port and Port Tots have started again. January 16th is a class for all the people who want learn how to download e-books, from 6-8 pm. Also classic movie night is January 19th at 6 pm. The movie is She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.
I want to tell you about the series of books we just added to the library, Ivy & Bean is the first book. Ivy just moved to the neighborhood but Bean doesn’t want to play with her because she looks like a nice girl and that of course means boring. Ivy doesn’t want to play with Bean either because Bean looks boring. Then one day Bean needed a place to hide to get out of trouble and ended up in Ivy’s yard. Ivy was pretending to be a witch. Bean decides she is not so “nice” after all, Ivy decides Bean is not so “nice” either and a great friendship is born.
The next 6 books in the series tell of all the adventures Ivy & Bean have together. This is a delightful book for those who are just starting to read chapter books. The book includes lots of illustrations by Sophie Blackall. Ivy and Bean is written by Annie Barrows. She is a mom to two daughters just like Ivy & Bean. She published the first Ivy and Bean book in 2006. It was followed by 9 other books in the series.She has also written a book for adults: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. A novel for older children, The Magic Half, was published by BloomsburyUSA in 2008. Its sequel, Magic in the Mix, came out in 2014.
You can get the book reviewed here, which was Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”