Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary is one of those universal names in children's literature - everyone knows and loves at least one of her books. Today, she turns 95, and I think she deserves as many birthday shout-outs as possible. Two of my favorite childrens lit experts are featuring her on their excellent blogs:

Anita Silvey @ her wonderful Children's Book-A-Day Almanac

John Schu @ Watch.Connect.Read. 
I even get a shout out here, so thanks for that, John!

And as most of you know, one of Cleary's most popular books, Beezus and Ramona, was recently made into a hit movie, starring Selena Gomez as Beezus.

So, a huge thank you to the birthday girl for all the wonderful stories and characters she has shared!  Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!


  1. Dear Mr. Henshaw is my favorite Beverly Cleary book. I posted lots of materials on my blog to teach this book in the classroom. I used to teach 4th grade before becoming a stay at home dad.


    My kids and I read one of her picture books, The Growing Up Feet last night. They loved it.

  2. Thanks for sharing, Eric! I remember reading "Dear Mr. Henshaw" when I was in fourth grade. We read that book as we learned to compose letters :-)

  3. Happy birthday, Beverly Cleary!

    P.S. Thanks for the shout-out. :)

  4. Anytime, John :-) Thanks for visiting my blog!