Author

Beverly Cleary

Biography

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.

Henry Huggins
Henry and the Clubhouse
Beezus and Ramona
Ramona's World
Petey's Bedtime Story
Strider
Henry and the Paper Route
Muggie Maggie

Most Popular Beverly Cleary Books

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle
    Beverly Cleary
    Ramona Quimby, Age 8
    Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers
    Socks
    Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray, Alan Tiegreen
    Henry and Beezus
    Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers
    Ramona the Pest
    Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers, Louis Darling
    Runaway Ralph
    Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray, Paul Zelinsky

Book Stats

39
Authored
0
Illustrated
10
Collaborators

All Beverly Cleary Books

YearTitleIllustratorPages
2017Henry HugginsLouis Darling160
2014Henry and the ClubhouseJacqueline Rogers224
2013Beezus and RamonaJacqueline Rogers208
2013Ramona's WorldJacqueline Rogers208
1993Petey's Bedtime StoryDavid Small32
1991StriderPaul O. Zelinsky176
1990Henry and the Paper RouteJacqueline Rogers224
1990Muggie MaggieTracy Dockray96
1987Janet's ThingamajigsDyanne Disalvo-Ryan32
1984Lucky ChuckJ. Winslow Higginbottom48
1984Ramona ForeverAlan Tiegreen208
1983Dear Mr. HenshawPaul O. Zelinsky160
1982Ralph S. MouseJacqueline Rogers176
1981Ramona Quimby, Age 8Jacqueline Rogers208
1979Ramona and Her MotherJacqueline Rogers224
1977Ramona and Her FatherJacqueline Rogers208
1975Ramona the BraveJacqueline Rogers192
1973SocksTracy DockrayAlan Tiegreen176
1970Runaway RalphTracy DockrayPaul Zelinsky192
1968Ramona the PestJacqueline RogersLouis Darling192
1967The Growing-Up FeetDyanne Disalvo-Ryan32
1967Mitch and AmyTracy Dockray288
1965The Mouse and the Motorcycle176
1964RibsyTracy Dockray208
1963Sister of the Bride272
1961Emily's Runaway ImaginationTracy Dockray288
1961Here's Beaver!144
1961Two Dog BiscuitsDyanne Disalvo-Ryan32
1961Beaver and Wally128
1960Leave It to Beaver158
1960The Hullabaloo ABCTed Rand40
1960The Real HoleDyanne Disalvo-Ryan32
1959Jean and Johnny224
1958The Luckiest Girl272
1956Fifteen208
1954Henry and RibsyLouis Darling176
1953Otis SpoffordTracy Dockray208
1952Henry and BeezusJacqueline Rogers224
1951Ellen TebbitsTracy Dockray160

Collaborators

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