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Beverly Cleary
Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12th, is celebrated across the country on D.E.A.R. Day, with activities related to the Drop Everything and Read Program. One of the most popular and honored authors of all time, Beverly Cleary has won the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, and both Ramona Quimby,... show more



Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12th, is celebrated across the country on D.E.A.R. Day, with activities related to the Drop Everything and Read Program. One of the most popular and honored authors of all time, Beverly Cleary has won the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. She makes her home in coastal California.

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Birth date: April 12, 1916
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Jodi's Classroom Favorites
Jodi's Classroom Favorites rated it 6 months ago
Dear Mr. Henshaw was one of the first chapter books that I remember reading. I was captivated by the story and re-read the book numerous times. The story dives into heavy situations, such as divorce, bullying, and moving to a new school. I loved that the main character would write to his favorite au...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 11 months ago
I decided to give this book a reread. I loved it growing up and found that even reading it as an adult, I loved it just as much. Before this, I read Ramona the Pest, in which Ramona is in kindergarten, so it was interesting to see how much Ramona has grown up between book 2 and book 8. This one focu...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 11 months ago
I loved Beverly Cleary's books growing up, especially the ones about Ramona. I recently found a few copies of my old books and thought I'd read them now that I'm an adult. I love this one just as much as I did when I was a kid. It is easy to relate to Ramona, even as an adult. She doesn't want to be...
Teacher Baker
Teacher Baker rated it 1 year ago
The Mouse and the Motorcycle written by Beverly Cleary is a 5.1 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. The fictitious story follows the life of a mouse named Ralph that rides around on a toy motorcycle that he gets from a young boy. Ralph must work with the boy to get him medicine, and the boy ...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 1 year ago
Ralph the Mouse lives with his family in a hotel. Kevin and his family stay in the hotel where Ralph sees Kevin's toy motorcycle and desires to ride it. After all, it is the perfect size for a mouse. Ralph gets a chance to ride it but he gets into a lot of trouble which puts his family in trouble. R...
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