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November 27, 2015

Educator has a holiday book list: Ivy and Bean

Jessica DeLing M.Ed., educational specialist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, is making a list of BOOKS and checking it twice.  

Here is one reading pick for growing girls:

The Ivy + Bean series, by Annie Barrows, is about two girls that couldn‚Äôt be more different.  Although these two have opposite personalities, they are the best of friends.  These are great friendship stories.

Reading Level: Ages 6-10, Guided Reading Level M

Kid Approved:  A 7 year old girl says: ‚ÄúReading is sometimes not fun, but I always read these books.  Ivy is my favorite but Bean has the best ideas.‚Äù

Want more?: Visit for audio books, games and activities

Follow Jessica’s blog over the next several weeks for more book picks and holiday gift ideas!


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