Celebrate D.E.A.R. with Ramona all month long in April!

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Download The World of Ramona Quimby Teacher’s Guide for your classroom or library.

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Drop everything and download common core-standardized D.E.A.R. activities.

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Beverly Cleary Honors and Awards

  • 1978 Newbery Honor Book, Ramona and Her Father
  • 1982 Newbery Honor Book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8
  • 1984 Newbery Medal, Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • National Book Award, Ramona and Her Mother
  • Catholic Library Association's 1980 Regina Medal Award
  • University of Southern Mississippi’s 1982 Silver Medallion*
  • Children’s Book Council 1985 Everychild Award*
  • American Library Association’s 1975 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award*
  • Named a 2000 Library of Congress "Living Legend"*

*All presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children’s literature. In

addition, Mrs. Cleary’s books have received more than 35 state awards based on

the direct votes of her young readers.

Praise for Beverly Cleary

"Cleary is adept at taking everyday events and making the reader see the humor and delight in simple things. Everyone will want to visit with this old friend."

— Sharon Salluzzo, Children’s Literature

"America’s favorite author for children…her sharp recollections of the complex feelings of childhood and her ability to relate those feelings in a way that is both humorous and comforting to the reader make her work ever popular with children and adults."

— Joanne Kelly, The Beverly Cleary Handbook

"Who is Beverly Cleary? She is the author who has made books exciting to children – hundreds and thousands and generations of children. How can you repay Beverly Cleary for such an outstanding contribution?"

— Caroline Feller Bauer, Horn Book Magazine

"[Beverly Cleary] has the rare gift of being able to reveal us to ourselves while keeping an arm around our shoulder... Cleary is able to sketch clearly with a few perfect strokes the inexplicable adult world as seen through a child’s eyes."

— Katherine Paterson, Washington Post Book World

"[Beverly Cleary’s] impact as a children’s book writer cannot be overestimated…her sensitive, penetrating awareness of individual children and their needs endures."

— Cathryn M. Mercier, Twentieth-Century Children’s Writers