Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10U5.335137

Who is Ida B. Applewood? She is a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and her story will resonate long after you have put this book down. How does Ida B cope when outside forces—life, really—attempt to derail her and her family and her future? She enters her Black Period, and it is not pretty. But then, with the help of a patient teacher, a loyal cat and dog, her beloved apple trees, and parents who believe in the same things she does (even if they sometimes act as though they don't), the resilience that is the very essence of Ida B triumph...and Ida B. Applewood takes the hand that is extended and starts to grow up.

This first novel is both very funny and extraordinarily moving, and it introduces two shining stars—Katherine Hannigan and Ida B. Applewood.

Audio Cassette
Published on August 24, 2004 by Listening Library (Audio)
ISBN-10: 1400090938
ISBN-13: 9781400090938
29 Book Reviews
  • 00022939
    00022939over 6 years55 stars
    i love this book
    • caitlin_ortiz
      caitlin_ortizover 6 years44 stars
      my sister has read it and said it was sad:(
      • yayacreekside
        yayacreeksideover 7 years44 stars
        This book is very page turning. It also very fun to read.
        • ikyra_marie
          ikyra_marieover 7 years
          This is a great book.It has a good message and it was interesting at the same time.
          • geek103
            geek103over 7 years55 stars
            It is such a GOOD book!
            • brookie3093
              brookie3093almost 8 years55 stars
              her life is hard her mother has cancer and her dad has to sell parts of their land to pay the medical bill but all in all the book is amzing
              • haasjm
                haasjmalmost 8 years55 stars
                I loved this book. It's about accepting new changes and friends. I love how it relates to the book, True(... Sort of) by the way the earth talks to them. I recommend this book to people that like reading about life suddenly falls apart but then gets put back together.
                • edmodo-hsvdjbx2jx
                  edmodo-hsvdjbx2jxabout 8 years55 stars
                  This was one of my favorites and I found it in the library a long time ago, but than this summer I saw a friend reading it, and decided to reread it in which I did. The book is such a touching book, in which a girl has to learn to grow up.
                  • emi1
                    emi1over 8 years
                    i love it!!
                    • emi1over 8 years
                      this book is really good