Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary

An international favorite, Beverly Clearly's books have appeared in over twenty countries and been translated into fourteen languages. Her numerous beloved 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.

She was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and, until she was old enough to attend school, lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged with the state library to have books sent to Yamhill, acting as librarian in a lodge room upstairs over a bank. It was there that the young Beverly learned to love books. By the third grade she spent much of her time either with books or on her way to and from the public library. Before long her school librarian was suggesting that she should write for boys and girls when she grew up. The idea appealed to her, and she decided that someday she would write the books she longed to read: funny stories about her neighborhood and the sort of children she knew.

Following graduation from junior college in Ontario, California, and the University of California at Berkeley, Mrs. Cleary entered the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington, Seattle. There she specialized in library work with children. She served as Children's Librarian in Yakima, Washington, until she married Clarence Cleary and moved to California. The Clearys are the parents of twins, now grown.

Her books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the 1984 Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw. Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 were named 1978 and 1982 Newbery Honor Books, respectively. Among Mrs. Cleary's other awards are the American Library Association's 1975 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Catholic Library Association's 1980 Regina Medal, and the University of Southern Mississippi's 1982 Silver Medallion, all presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. In addition, Mrs. Cleary was the 1984 United States author nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Equally important are the more than thirty-five statewide awards Mrs. Cleary's books have garnered based on the direct votes of her young readers.

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Beezus and Ramona
Ramona Collection Book 1
by Beverly Cleary
Reissue from HarperTrophy
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Complete Ramona Collection
by Beverly Cleary
for 2nd-4th grade
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Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
from William Morrow & Company
Realistic Fiction for 5th-9th grade
1984 Newbery Medal winner
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Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
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Realistic Fiction for 5th-9th grade
1984 Newbery Medal winner
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Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
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Realistic Fiction for 5th-7th grade
Newbery Medal
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Ellen Tebbits
by Beverly Cleary
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Ellen Tebbits
by Beverly Cleary
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Emily's Runaway Imagination
by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Tracy Dockray
2008th edition from HarperCollins
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Girl From Yamhill
by Beverly Cleary
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Henry and Beezus
by Beverly Cleary
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Henry and Ribsy
by Beverly Cleary
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Henry and the Clubhouse
Henry Huggins Book 5
by Beverly Cleary
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Henry and the Paper Route
by Beverly Cleary
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Henry Huggins
by Beverly Cleary
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Henry Huggins series
by Beverly Cleary
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Mouse and the Motorcycle
Mouse & the Motorcycle #1
by Beverly Cleary
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Animal Fantasy for 2nd-4th grade
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Muggie Maggie
by Beverly Cleary
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Muggie Maggie
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Otis Spofford
by Beverly Cleary
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Otis Spofford
by Beverly Cleary
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Ralph S. Mouse
Mouse & the Motorcycle #3
by Beverly Cleary
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Animal Fantasy for 2nd-4th grade
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Ramona and Her Father
Ramona Quimby Books
by Beverly Cleary
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Humorous Stories for 2nd-4th grade
1978 Newbery Honor Book
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Ramona and Her Mother
by Beverly Cleary
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Ramona and Her Mother
by Beverly Cleary
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Ramona Forever
Ramona Quimby Books
by Beverly Cleary
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Humorous Stories for 2nd-4th grade
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Ramona Quimby, Age 8
by Beverly Cleary
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1982 Newbery Honor Book
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Ramona the Brave
Ramona Quimby Books
by Beverly Cleary
Reprint from HarperCollins
Humorous Stories for 2nd-4th grade
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Ramona the Brave
by Beverly Cleary
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Ramona the Pest
Ramona Collection Book 2
by Beverly Cleary
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Ramona's World
by Beverly Cleary
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Ribsy
by Beverly Cleary
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Runaway Ralph
Mouse & the Motorcycle #2
by Beverly Cleary
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Animal Fantasy for 2nd-4th grade
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$6.79
Socks
by Beverly Cleary
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Strider
by Beverly Cleary
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