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Review: Bean Takes a Walk
On April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments |

We're positively gushing over this thoughtful new review of Bean Takes a Walk from Old Mate ...

Discover Bean Meets the Sasquash!
On March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Fan favorite Murray (a.k.a. The Sasquash) has made his YouTube Debut! Don't miss this charming ...

Bean’s YouTube Debut!
On February 25, 2017 | 0 Comments |

We've been making and sharing behind-the-scenes videos with you guys for a while, but now ...

“Why is it blurry?” – Using photographic techniques in illustration
On February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments |

When Ann and I started developing Bean in the Garden, I wanted to find a ...

Words & Pictures
On February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Creating a picture book from opposite sides of the world is no easy feat! In ...

5 Ways to Help Kids Give Constructive Feedback
On February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Learning to give and receive feedback is an important part of growing as a writer. ...

All About Audience
On February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments |

There are lots of important things to think about when you're in the pre-writing phase. ...

Bella’s Diary: Bean’s Birthday
On January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Dear Diary, Yesterday was the best day ever! As you know, I've spent weeks trying ...

The Writing Process
On January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Whether you're writing a 80,000 word novel or a 36 page picture book, knowing the ...

Sneak Peek: Bean Draws a Flower
On January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Matt is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the illustrations for Bean in ...

The Importance of Reviews
On January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Did you know that 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations? ...

Printable: Story Organizer
On January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Prewriting is an important part of the writing process, whether you're creating one story or ...

Wilson Wims School Visit – Recap
On January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Matt and I created Bean in the Garden because we love delighting kids. That's why it's always ...

Book 5 Cover Reveal!
On January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Matt and I have so much fun coming up with Bean in the Garden story ...

Interview with Chloe Pink
On January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments |

In this series, Bean interviews his friends from other popular children’s books. If you have ...

5 Ways to Raise Kids Who Are Kind
On January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments |

When I meet with school groups, I'm fond of saying that Bean in the Garden aims to ...

Sneak Peek: Book 5!
On January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments |

We're just weeks away from the release of Bean in the Garden Book 5. Matt ...

Calling All Gift Givers!
On January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Did you give Bean to small humans over the holidays? We want your photos! Send us ...

Patron Spotlight: Heather Huppmann
On January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Heather Huppmann is a writer, photographer, advocate, cancer survivor and new homeschooling mom extraordinaire! We ...

Ann Bevans Joins SCBWI
On January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Ann Bevans is now a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators ...

Two Upcoming Readings!
On January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments |

It's been a busy time in the Garden as we prepare for two upcoming readings. ...

Game Center Launches!
On January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments |

Matt and I have been busy over the holidays...making lots of fun stuff for you! ...

Bean on the go!
On November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments |

As you may have heard, Ann and Bean are going on an adventure! We hope ...

Sneak Peek: Bean Floats a Boat
On October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments |

It's almost time for Bean's next adventure, Bean Floats a Boat! You've come to the right ...