Staff recommended stories by Beverly Cleary

We bid farewell to the children’s author Beverly Cleary, who spent her life writing books about beloved characters Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Ralph S. Mouse. Cleary was a librarian, committed to sharing the joy of reading with children and families. Below is a list of favorite stories by Cleary shared by TBF staff members.

“As the youngest sister, I’ve got to go with Beezus and Ramona (1955).” – Lois Kim, Executive Director
Beezus and Ramona (1955).” – Gavin Quinn, Programs and Financial Coordinator

Ramona the Brave (1975) and The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1965).” – Claire Burrows, Deputy Director

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1981).” –  Susannah Auby, Development Associate

“As a cat lover, Socks (1973).”  – Nicole Wielga, Logistics and Volunteer Coordinator

“Great memories being a teen reading Fifteen (1956) and Sister of the Bride (1963) during the summer.” – Ke’ara Hunt, Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Dear Mr. Henshaw (1983), not only because it’s an epistolary and I love epistolaries, but also because it’s an epistolary between students and their favorite authors!” – Matt Patin, Literary Director

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