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Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Today we celebrate National Babysitter’s Day. Almost every child has had the experience being taken care of by a babysitter—many later even become one themselves—and that story has been played out again and again in children’s books. The protagonists of today’s book, two irrepressible seven-year-old girls, encounter that situation in Ivy + Bean Take Care […]

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Featured on May 31, 2011

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