Annie Barrows Presents "Iggy Is Better than Ever!"

Attention fans of Ivy and Bean, Ramona, Henry Huggins, and other beloved fictional kids!

We are thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Annie Barrows, as she discusses her brand-new bookIggy Is Better than Ever!, the second book in her series on the irrepressible Iggy. She will be joining us via Crowdcast, a platform similar to Zoom. Register HERE.

Thanks to Annie, we have autographed bookplates to include with every book purchased!

"Barrows's omniscient narrative voice is brilliant. . . Fellow fourth graders will love Iggy for his honesty and humor. But everyone will probably love him most for his motto: 'It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.'" -- The New York Times Book Review

We have hosted Annie live in the store in the past, and trust us, time with Ms. Barrows is time well spent! This program is aimed at kids eight and up, and everyone who loves reading about rascally, impulsive, mischievous, and good-hearted kids. (We are sure you are none of these except maybe good-hearted, it's just that you like reading about rascals and mischief, right?  Right?) Think of some questions for Ms. Barrows, because there will be time set aside for your questions after her presentation. 

About the Book: One thing led to another . . .Have you ever heard those words? Sometimes it means "Things got better." That's not what it means in this book. In this book, Iggy gets an idea--a perfectly fine idea--and then, unfortunately, the principal shows up, and then, even more unfortunately, there's an incident with a basketball, and then, before you know it, Iggy's flying through the air.

How did it all happen? It's really hard to explain. You'd better read the book.

In the second book in Annie Barrows's series about how causing a little bit of trouble can sometimes be a whole lot of fun, Iggy almost realizes that the consequences of his actions can affect others. Almost.

Praise for Iggy:  "Humorous and action filled . . . [students] will be reminded that reading can be fun." - School Library Connection

"This book is deeply ethical and totally hilarious. It's wise, generous, and delightfully unsanctimonious. Seriously: The Best of Iggy is one of the finest and funniest middle-grade books I've read in years." - Mac Barnett, author of the bestselling Kid Spy series

"Warning: Do not let 'extenuating circumstances' keep you from getting to know the inimitable Iggy. You'll be laughing so hard--pancake everywhere--that you won't even realize the young troublemaker just stole your heart." - Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody and STINK series

"Only Annie Barrows could have penned this outrageously clever, laugh-out-loud book, a magical feat that somehow combines hilarious hijinks with a thoughtful look at why we make mistakes -- and how we make amends. I haven't adored a well-intentioned troublemaker this much since Henry Huggins and Junie B. Guaranteed fun, this is the perfect family read." - Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal Winner for The One and Only Ivan"

"If you've ever done anything you regretted, or never regretted anything you've done, IGGY is for you." -Jon Scieszka, inaugural National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

About the Author: Annie Barrows doesn't want to ruin this book by telling you what happens in it. But she really, really wants to say that the thing in this book you will find the most unbelievable--it involves something green--that thing is TRUE! It actually happened to a guy she knows at the gym. And guess what. He still has it, the green thing, in a scrapbook. How disgusting!

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

Online Crowdcast event!
Iggy Is Better Than Ever Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984813336
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

The second book in the Iggy series about the lovable troublemaker by New York Times bestselling author Annie Barrows (Ivy + Bean).

One thing led to another . . .


The Best of Iggy Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984813305
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ivy + Bean comes a hilarious new series featuring a high-energy, lovable troublemaker.