Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Beloved children's author Beverly Cleary is celebrating her 102nd birthday today!

Best known for her Henry Huggins series and Ramona Quimby series, Cleary has published dozens of books and has won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.  As a young child, she developed a love of books from her mother, who was a volunteer librarian, but Cleary initially struggled with reading.  Her persistence in learning paid off, however, and by third grade she'd caught up with her classmates and was looking for new stories to read.   

To her dismay, she found that the sorts of books she most wanted to read, funny stories about young children like her, were largely absent from the books available at the time.  This was a problem she resolved to correct as an adult. "If you don't see the book you want on the shelves, write it," Cleary, said.  With her stories about Ramona, Henry, and other adventurous youngsters, Cleary did just that.

 

 

The Henry and Ribsy Box Set: Henry Huggins, Henry and Ribsy, Ribsy Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062360632
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Published: HarperCollins - April 28th, 2015

Dear Mr. Henshaw Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780380709588
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Published: HarperCollins - May 31st, 2000

$28.00
SKU: B-1125

$28.00
SKU: L-1145

Ralph S. Mouse (Ralph Mouse #3) Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709571
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Published: HarperCollins - November 21st, 1993

Runaway Ralph (Ralph Mouse #2) Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709533
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Published: HarperCollins - March 18th, 2014

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph Mouse #1) Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709243
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Published: HarperCollins - August 15th, 1990

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709564
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Published: HarperCollins - January 26th, 2016

Ramona the Pest Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709540
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Published: HarperCollins - March 19th, 2013

Beezus and Ramona Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709182
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Published: HarperCollins - April 15th, 1990

Ramona the Brave Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709595
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Published: HarperCollins - March 19th, 2013

Henry Huggins Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709120
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Published: HarperCollins - February 15th, 1990

Socks Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780380709267
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Published: HarperCollins - April 14th, 2015

Ramona and Her Father Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709168
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Published: HarperCollins - April 15th, 1990