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Beverly Cleary

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Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12th, is celebrated across the country on D.E.A.R. Day, with activities related to the Drop Everything and Read Program. One of the most popular and honored authors of all time, Beverly Cleary has won the Newbery Medal for DEAR MR. HENSHAW, and both RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8 and RAMONA AND HER FATHER have been named Newbery Honor Books. She makes her home in coastal California.

Beverly Cleary

Books by Beverly Cleary

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Education, Humor

Eight-year-old Ramona Quimby's zest for life is infectious as ever. Whether speaking her mind to her third-grade teacher, or befriending her schoolyard bully, Ramona can't be kept down! Then one day an embarrassing incident in the classroom leaves Ramona completely humiliated. Can she bounce back from this one?

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Adventure, Children's, Classics

In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn.

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Humor

In this third and final Mouse novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, Ralph heads to school to see what humans do all day . . . and to discover what the S in Ralph S. Mouse stands for!

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Friendship, Humor

Good ol' Ribsy's ever-curious mind has always gotten him into scrapes, but this time he may have gone too far. After a comical turn of events, Ribsy finds himself in the wrong station wagon with the wrong children. Ribsy will do anything to find Henry, but there's plenty of excitement to be had along the way --- and scoring a touchdown for a local high school team is onlypart of the fun!

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Family, Family Life, Friendship, Humor

Henry and his friends are building a no-girls-allowed clubhouse. With a private space of their own away from everyone else --- and even a top secret entry password --- they're all thrilled with their boy fort. But Henry's about to find out that nothing --- not even a sign --- will keep gutsy Ramona out of their clubhouse…and her retaliation may just ruin Henry's newspaper career.

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Alan Tiegreen - Children's, Family, Family Life, Humor

Life can move pretty fast --- especially when you're in the third grade, your teenage sister's moods drive you crazy, and your mom has a suspicious secret she just won't share. Plus, Mr. Quimby's new job offer could have the entire family relocating. It's a lot to handle for Ramona. But whatever trial comes her way, Ramona can count on one thing for sure --- she'll always be Ramona…forever!

by Beverly Cleary and Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Humor, Social Issues

Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. Then she gets into trouble for pulling her classmate's boingy curls during recess. Even worse, her crush rejects her in front of everyone. Beezus says Ramona needs to quit being a pest, but how can she stop if she never was trying to be one in the first place?

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Family, Family Life, Humor

With a teacher who doesn't understand her, a tattletale classmate and a scary dog who follows her on the walk home from school, Ramona has a hard time acting like the big girl everyone expects her to be. But when she shows up to school with a missing shoe, Ramona gets a fresh grip on her courage in order to make it through a mortifying situation.

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Family, Family Life, Humor

Ramona Quimby is no longer seven, but not quite eight. Not allowed to stay home alone, yet old enough to watch pesky Willa Jean, Ramona wonders when her mother will treat her like her older, more mature sister, Beezus. But with her parents' unsettling quarrels and some spelling trouble at school, Ramona wonders if growing up is all it's cracked up to be.

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Family, Fiction, Humor

Seven-year-old Ramona Quimby's world is turned upside-down when her father unexpectedly loses his job. Things grow tense in the Quimby house, but Ramona resolves to help in any way she can --- even downsizing her Christmas list. But with bills piling up and her parents constantly stressed, Ramona wonders if life will ever go back to normal.

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Friendship, Humor

Just as Henry Huggins is complaining that nothing exciting ever happens, a friendly dog sits down beside him and looks pleadingly at his ice-cream cone. From that moment on, the two are inseparable. But when Ribsy's original owner appears, trying to reclaim his dog, Henry's faced with the possibility of losing his new best friend. Has Klickitat Street seen the last of rambunctious Ribsy?

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Humor

With a motorcycle to rev and the open road to see, Ralph S. Mouse is itching to run away from his overprotective family. But once he escapes to a summer campground nearby, the horrors of the wild make him doubt his plan. Then he befriends Garf, a sad and friendless boy at the camp. Though he wants desperately to be back home with his relatives, Ralph realizes that he may need to help Garf before he can help himself.

by Beverly Cleary

In RAMONA’S WORLD, Ramona is nine, the same age that her big sister Beezus was in BEEZUS AND RAMONA, and even though Ramona is still most definitely the little sister, she’s a brand-new big sister, too. And with that new role come new responsibilities, ones Ramona is not sure she’s ready for.

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Family, Family Life, Friendship, Humor

All the older kids work their own paper route, but because Henry is not eleven yet, Mr. Capper won't let him. Desperate to change his mind, Henry tries everything he can think of to show he's mature and responsible enough for the job. But it might just be the irrepressible Ramona Quimby who shows Mr. Capper just how capable Henry is.

written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Children's, Diet, Family, Family Life, Friendship, Humor

Henry's attempts at raising money for his bike fund keep falling flat. Selling bubble gum on the playground gets him in trouble with his teacher, and then Ribsy's nose for mischief almost ruins Henry's paper route. Even pesky little Ramona Quimby manages to get in the way of Henry's chance at a bike. But no matter what, Henry can always count on reliable Beezus to stick by his side.