Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

by Dianne White on April 10, 2012

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What elementary student hasn’t loved THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE, or laughed out loud while reading Beverly Cleary’s books about RAMONA QUIMBY and HENRY HUGGINS?

For many young readers, Cleary’s books are among a short list of the “best of the best” books. For that reason, it seems appropriate that, across the nation, Cleary’s April 12th birthday will be remembered as DROP EVERYTHING AND READ day, a celebration established to encourage families to drop everything, and pick up a favorite book to read together. Won’t you join the ReaderKidZ in celebrating?

Enjoy a Reading Rockets interview with Cleary HERE and a 2011 LA Times interview HERE.

Don’t miss Cleary’s WEBSITE!

Barbara Younger April 11, 2012 at 5:07 am

Beverly Cleary is my heroine! I loved Ellen Tebbits the best. That’s when I learned that families really are different. My mother wouldn’t have been able to stitch up a monkey dress. Ellen even has her own Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Tebbits

Carol Baldwin April 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Fun post. I wanted to post it on FB but didn’t find a button on this site. Do you have one?

Dianne April 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Thanks for sharing the Ellen Tebbits wiki, Barbara!!
Carol – I’ve added a FB button. Thanks for sharing the post with others!

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