1. Read one (or more!) of the Ivy & Bean books (Ivy and Bean, Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go, Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record) with your classroom.
2. Have your students write about a special friend of their own: what did they think of their friend before actually meeting him/her? How are each of them different and what makes their friendship so special now? What do they think of Ivy and Bean's friendship? (Want more ideas? Download a friendship-focused Ivy and Bean teacher's guide below.)
3. Submit entries along with a self-addressed mailing label to Ivy and Bean Friendship Contest, Chronicle Books, 680 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (by submitting an entry you are granting us permission to use content for promotional use). Deadline to receive entries: February 15, 2008.
All entries will receive 40 magnetic bookmarks (while supplies last), the Runner-Up will receive a classroom set of autographed books, and the Grand Prize will win an expenses-paid event at your school with the author! Order the books any way you'd like or right here!
Chronicle Books is currently running a contest for their "Ivy and Bean" series of books to WIN a school visit from author Annie Barrows.