Beverly Cleary


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.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Henry and the Clubhouse
Henry and Beezus
Henry and Ribsy
Henry and the Paper Route
Henry Huggins
Ramona and Her Mother

Most Popular Beverly Cleary Books

    chapter • 208 Pages
    Beezus and Ramona
    #1 in Series
    Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers
    chapter • 192 Pages
    Runaway Ralph
    #2 in Series
    Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray, Paul Zelinsky
    chapter • 176 Pages
    Ralph S. Mouse
    #3 in Series
    Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers
    chapter • 96 Pages
    Muggie Maggie
    Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
    chapter • 160 Pages
    Dear Mr. Henshaw
    Paul O. Zelinsky, Beverly Cleary
    chapter • 176 Pages
    Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray, Alan Tiegreen

Book Stats


All Beverly Cleary Books

2021The Mouse and the Motorcycle208
2021Henry and the ClubhouseJacqueline Rogers224
2021Henry and BeezusJacqueline Rogers224
2021Henry and RibsyLouis Darling208
2021Henry and the Paper RouteJacqueline Rogers224
2021Henry HugginsLouis Darling208
2021RibsyTracy Dockray240
2020Ramona and Her MotherJacqueline Rogers224
2020Ramona ForeverAlan Tiegreen208
2020Ramona and Her FatherJacqueline Rogers192
2020Ramona's WorldJacqueline Rogers240
2020Ramona the PestJacqueline RogersLouis Darling240
2020Ramona the BraveJacqueline Rogers208
2020Ramona Quimby, Age 8Jacqueline Rogers208
2005Two Times the FunCarol Thompson96
1993Petey's Bedtime StoryDavid Small32
1991StriderPaul O. Zelinsky176
1990Beezus and RamonaJacqueline Rogers208
1990Muggie MaggieTracy Dockray96
1987Janet's ThingamajigsDyanne Disalvo-Ryan32
1984Lucky ChuckJ. Winslow Higginbottom48
1983Dear Mr. HenshawPaul O. Zelinsky160
1982Ralph S. MouseJacqueline Rogers176
1973SocksTracy DockrayAlan Tiegreen176
1970Runaway RalphTracy DockrayPaul Zelinsky192
1967The Growing-Up FeetDyanne Disalvo-Ryan32
1967Mitch and AmyTracy Dockray288
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
1953Otis SpoffordTracy Dockray208
1951Ellen TebbitsTracy Dockray160


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


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