Bean and ivy book series
Ivy and Bean
Children's series about a pair of girls. Book 1. Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew… More. Want to Read. Shelving menu. Shelve Ivy and Bean.
My parents were forever trying to get me to like the kids of their friends. These kids were often weird. It was a problem. Ivy and Bean are very different. Bean is loud and wild and goofy. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas.
In the stories, Ivy a quiet, intellectual child and Bean a rambunctious child become fast friends despite their differences and their initial reluctance to like each other — "two friends who never meant to like each other", as the tagline for the series goes. They are both 7-year-old girls who live on a cul-de-sac in a suburban environment on Pancake Court, in an unnamed town.