“She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.” — Beverly Cleary, Ramona the Pest
“I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house.” “One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.” — Beverly Cleary on reading and her childhood.
Happy birthday to one of our absolute favorite authors! She's 101 today! What is everyone’s favorite book by Beverly Cleary? Our goal is to read them all.