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.
The books were nice, but I was charged for gift wrapping and to include gift message
there was no nice wrapping or a nice message card. Read more
I bought these for my bookworm daughter who is 6-years-old. She tore through each of these books, and has even re-read them all on her own. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Parilou
I loved Beverly Cleary when I was a child, so I wanted to give my granddaughter these books to help her with her reading. I seems to have worked! Read morePublished 10 days ago by Susan E. Gosland
Got it for my 6 year old and seems a little advanced for her in terms of understanding the storyline. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SuJung
I bought these books for my oldest daughter, who just turned 4. I wanted to start reading "grown up" books to her. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amanda Guthrie
Great price for this set of Ramona books. My daughter (almost 9) loved them and breezed through all 4 books. Ordering volume 2 soon!Published 1 month ago by C Clemons