Author

Beverly Cleary

Biography

<p>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.</p><p>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!</p><p>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. <em>Dear Mr. Henshaw</em> won the Newbery Medal, and <em>Ramona Quimby, Age 8</em> and <em>Ramona and Her Father</em> 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.</p>

Most Popular Beverly Cleary Books

Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers
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Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers
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Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers, Louis Darling
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All Beverly Cleary Books

Ellen & Otis Book Series

Henry Huggins Book Series

Leave It to Beaver Book Series

Ramona Quimby Book Series

Ralph Mouse Book Series

Leigh Botts Book Series

Jimmy and Janet Book Series

Collaborators

Jacqueline Rogers
Louis Darling
Tracy Dockray
Alan Tiegreen
Paul Zelinsky
Paul O. Zelinsky
Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan
J. Winslow Higginbottom
Ted Rand
David Small

Personal Info

Books Stats

39Authored

Most Recent Book

Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling
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Highest Rated Book

Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
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5.5
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