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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Ivy + Bean

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ISBN/EAN: 9780811849098

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide, Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive introduction to Ivy and Bean. Illustrations.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pub. Date: January 1 2007
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Paperback
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
Lower Years,
Book Level: 3.2
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Price: €4.75

Ivy + Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go

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ISBN/EAN: 9780811849111

Second-graders Ivy and Bean set out to expel the ghost who's living in the girls' bathroom at their school.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pub. Date: May 1 2007
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Paperback
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Book Level: 3.6
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Ivy + Bean Break the Fossil Record

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ISBN/EAN: 9780811862509

"Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record".
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pub. Date: February 29 2008
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Paperback
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Book Level: 3.1
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Ivy + Bean Take Care of the Babysitter

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ISBN/EAN: 9780811865845

Bean is dismayed to learn that her sister is going to be her babysitter. That's not fair! But with help from Ivy, mischeif and mayem ensue, begging the question: Who is really in charge.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pub. Date: July 25 2008
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Paperback
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Lower Years,
Book Level: 3.1
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Ivy & Bean Bk 7: Whats the Big Idea

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ISBN/EAN: 9780811866927

It's the Science Fair! And the second grade is all over it. Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something with explosions? Or maybe something diffent.
Pub. Date: October 5 2010
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Hardback
Availability: Re-Printing
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Ivy + Bean Doomed to Dance

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ISBN/EAN: 9780811876667

Finally! After months of begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they wanted... well, not exactly. It turns out ballet lessons are actually about learning how to dance gracefully. If only the girls hadn't promised their parents to finish the entire ballet course!
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pub. Date: August 2 2010
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Paperback
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Book Level: 3.6
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Ivy + Bean Make the Rules

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ISBN/EAN: 9781452102955

Bean's older sister, Nancy, is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do things that Bean will never know about. Bean doesn't care. She doesn't want to go to camp. Wait a second! Bean and Ivy can make their own camp, their own better camp. Illustrations.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pub. Date: October 1 2012
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Hardback
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Ivy and Bean Take the Case

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ISBN/EAN: 9781452106991

Latest addition to the critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and bestselling Ivy + Bean series!
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pub. Date: September 24 2013
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Hardback
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Magic Half

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ISBN/EAN: 9780385616300

Miri has a few problems: she's the middle child, stuck between two sets of twins; she's been sent to her room for smacking one of her brothers over the head with a shovel. But when Miri sees a little piece of glass taped to her bedroom wall and decides to take a peek through it, she finds she has a much bigger problem to deal with.
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: June 1 2009
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Paperback
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Ivy & Bean Bk 2: and the Ghost That Had to Go: Bk 2

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ISBN/EAN: 9780811849104

Second-graders Ivy and Bean set out to expel the ghost who is living in the girls' bathroom at their school.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pub. Date: October 26 2007
Author: Barrows, Annie
Format: Hardback
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
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Price: €11.89