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Beverly Cleary

  • 5 stars across 16 books
    Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

    Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

    Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.

    Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly one hundred children's books.
    11th October 2000

    Ralph S. Mouse

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    1st April 2013

    Just for Me: My Ramona Quimby Journal

    Do you ever feel like you have to share everything? Whether it's a bedroom with a sibling or a seat on the bus, there ne... More

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    5th May 2016

    A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir

    Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhill is Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary's heartfelt and relatable memo... More

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    1st April 2011

    Hullabaloo

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    28th February 2001

    Sister of the Bride

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    20th May 2010

    The Trouble with Ramona and Beezus

    Big sister, Beezus, tries really, really hard to be patient with her little sister Ramona, but Ramona has the habit of d... More

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    3rd June 2010

    The Unstoppable Ramona and Beezus

    No matter how hard Ramona tries, she just can't seem to stop getting into scrapes and mischief. She doesn't mean to, an... More

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