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Ivy and Bean (Unabridged)

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Annie Barrows introduces Ivy and Bean, two unique girls who certainly didn't plan on becoming friends. Bean, a mischievous yet lovable tomboy, never thought she'd enjoy playing with Ivy, the quiet new neighbor who looks rather boring. Ivy, however, happens to be a witch in training!

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510L
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01:05
Ivy and Bean (Unabridged)

Ivy & Bean Take Care of the Babysitter (Unabridged)

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Annie Barrows' pint-sized adventurers have captured the attention of young listeners eager for clever and witty stories. Barrows has received multiple accolades, including a starred review from Booklist and glowing praise from School Library Journal. In their fourth outing, bookish Ivy and rambunctious Bean must outwit the most awful babysitter ever - Bean's older sister Nancy.

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440L
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01:03
Ivy & Bean Take Care of the Babysitter (Unabridged)

Ivy & Bean: Bound to Be Bad (Unabridged)

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The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue. In this fifth book, the girls decide to be so good and kind and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good. Illustrations.

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500L
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01:10
Ivy & Bean: Bound to Be Bad (Unabridged)

Ivy & Bean: Doomed to Dance (Unabridged)

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Annie Barrows has won critical acclaim and become fabulously popular among young readers for her enchanting Ivy and Bean books. In Doomed to Dance, Ivy and Bean pester their parents into letting them take ballet lessons - but ballet isn't quite what the girls thought it would be! And now they have to get through the entire ballet course, just like they promised.

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530L
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01:19
Ivy & Bean: Doomed to Dance (Unabridged)

Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Unabridged)

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Annie Barrows' Ivy & Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go will have kids jumping in their seats one instant and rolling on the floor laughing the next. While Bean is the loudest girl in her class, Ivy is the quietest, best-behaved second grader. So when Ivy scares the whole class silly by saying there's a ghost in the girls' bathroom, everyone is surprised!

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580L
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01:20
Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Unabridged)

Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record (Unabridged)

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Annie Barrows' infectiously fun Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record will have kids racing outside to shovel some dirt. Everyone in the second grade wants to set a world record. While other kids attempt to break records involving cartwheels and M&Ms, Ivy has a much neater idea. She and Bean will be the youngest people to ever unearth dinosaur fossils!

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520L
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01:14
Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record (Unabridged)

Ivy and Bean: What's the Big Idea (Unabridged)

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Annie Barrows' Ivy and Bean books star a pair of mismatched best friends who are nevertheless inseparable. The science fair is here, and everyone in Ivy and Bean's second-grade class couldn't be more excited. This year's theme is global warming, and all of the kids are working on their own projects and experiments. But what are Ivy and Bean up to?

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550L
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01:19
Ivy and Bean: What's the Big Idea (Unabridged)

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Unabridged)

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Ramona's job is to be nice to fussy Mrs. Kemp, who watches her while her mother works. If Mrs. Quimby didn't work, Mr. Quimby couldn't return to college. On top of all that, third grade isn't turning out as Ramona expected, even though she enjoys her class's new reading program, D.E.A.R. Danny the Yard Ape teases her, and, on one horrible day, she throws up - at school.

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860L
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02:07
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Unabridged)

Ramona Forever (Unabridged)

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Ramona's life changes the moment Howie Kemp's mysterious uncle arrives from Saudi Arabia. Howie and his sister, Willa Jean, talk only about Uncle Hobart. Ramona's mother makes secret phone calls and stops eating dessert, and Aunt Bea is hiding something, too. Whatever surprises are in store, Ramona is determined to be happy and helpful.

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810L
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02:12
Ramona Forever (Unabridged)

Ramona the Pest (Unabridged)

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Ramona Quimby is thrilled to be starting kindergarten. She likes a little boy named Davy so much she wants to kiss him, and she loves Susan's beautiful curls so much she wants to pull them to see them boing. Her teacher even promises her a present just for sitting still! So how does Ramona get in trouble? Well, anyone who knows Ramona knows that she is never a pest on purpose.

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850L
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02:35
Ramona the Pest (Unabridged)

Henry Huggins (Unabridged)

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Genuinely funny books for children are few and far between. So, when a story like Henry Huggins comes along, it comes to stay. Children everywhere see themselves in this irresistible boy's adventures.

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670L
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02:30
Henry Huggins (Unabridged)

Ramona and Her Mother (Unabridged)

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Ramona feels this is the awkward age - too little to stay by herself after school when her mother is at work, but too big to enjoy playing with pesty Willa Jean at her sitter's house. These days, all Ramona really wants is to twitch her nose and be her mother's little rabbit like she used to be. Can't she be her mother's little girl forever?

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860L
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02:18
Ramona and Her Mother (Unabridged)

Ramona the Brave (Unabridged)

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Ramona is happy to have a new bedroom all to herself - during the day, at least. It's not as easy to be brave when there might be ghostly, boneless gorillas oozing under the door at night. Then there is the big, mean dog that steals Ramona's shoe on her way to school. Any other first grader might be frightened.

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820L
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02:18
Ramona the Brave (Unabridged)

Ramona's World (Unabridged)

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The Best Year Ever!

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750L
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02:58
Ramona's World (Unabridged)

Ramona and Her Father (Unabridged)

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When her father loses his job, Ramona decides to help out. Maybe she could earn a million dollars making a TV commercial, or get her father to stop smoking to save money (and his lungs). She is full of ideas. Some work, some don't. But when her father says he wouldn't trade her for a million dollars, Ramona knows all is right in her world.

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840L
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02:08
Ramona and Her Father (Unabridged)

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