Beverly Cleary

Which Famous Literary Sisters Are You Most Like?

Are you and your sister(s) like the March girls, close and cooperative in times of great struggle or are you more like the put-upon Bennett sisters, trying to thwart their mother’s efforts to marry them off to the most eligible bachelor? Hopefully you and your sibs don’t have the worries that the Blackwood sisters do,… Read More »

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Seven Beverly Cleary Books You CLEAR(L)Y Need To Read Again

In case you haven’t heard (you probably have since the whole world loves her and have been buzzing about it for the past few weeks) it’s the one and only Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday today! Here are some of my personal favorites (in no particular order) and some unforgettable Cleary classics you should read again to… Read More »

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S.E.A.R.: Stop Everything And Read

In the wonderful story Ramona Quimby, Age 8, author Beverly Cleary introduces us to the notion of D.E.A.R., a classroom initiative that encourages young readers to Drop Everything And Read. It’s an organized, aspirational and thoroughly enjoyable prompt to engage children in literacy and a love of reading. But it’s not just for kids. There… Read More »

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