Our beloved neighborhood bookstore got us started on the Ivy and Bean books, which are so well loved that our kids can open them up to favorite passages and pictures. The suburban neighbors are just naughty enough to impress young readers with their mischief. And for those parents who prefer not to read a seemingly endless series (I’m looking at you, Magic Tree House*), I’m happy to report that this series caps off at ten volumes.
*But seriously, color me impressed, Mary Pope Osborne. Fifty plus books in the series so far? Much respect.