Happy 98th Birthday Beverly Cleary!
One of the most influential writers in Children’s literature, Beverly Cleary, celebrated her birthday this week. Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon on April 12, 1916 making her 98 years old. Thanks to Ms. Cleary we have all the Ramona Quimby books to read and reread, Henry and Beezus (and let’s not forget Ribsy), Dear Mr. Henshaw, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and so many others.Did you know Cleary did picture books as well? Check her website and you’ll see them there: www.beverlycleary.com. There is a wonderful video on the site with Ms. Cleary talking about her books. Celebrate by reading one of her books to your children or even for yourself!