Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to find stories for non-readers. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, inresponse to a boy's question, "Where are the books about kids like us?"
Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the Amercan Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature.
Her Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded the 1984 John Newbery Medal, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. In addition, her books have won more than thirty-five statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. Her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. Mrs. Cleary lives in coastal California.
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.
A wonderful read aloud collection for my kindergarten students. We have had many laughs together. I like the hard case that the books come in.... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J
I am a kindergarten/first grade teacher at a Christian School. It is so much fun reading books out loud to students. They love books like Ramona and Junie B. Jones. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicole M. Cartwright
Bought this for a little girl who loves to read. These are good stories that are an easy read. Good for encouraging young people to read.Published 5 months ago by MsT
I loved reading the Ramona books as a kid, glad i could share the joy of reading with my family!Published 5 months ago by Shirley Hopkins
I love to give my grandchildren books because they are such a great learning tool and a window to all worlds. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Bouwhuis
grand daughter loves the stories
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