Henry Huggins Books In Publication Order
- Henry Huggins (1950)
- Henry and Beezus (1952)
- Henry and Ribsy (1953)
- Henry and the Paper Route (1957)
- Henry and the Clubhouse (1962)
- Ribsy (1964)
Ellen & Otis Books In Publication Order
- Ellen Tebbits (1951)
- Otis Spofford (1953)
Ramona Quimby Books In Publication Order
- Beezus and Ramona (1955)
- Ramona the Pest (1968)
- Ramona the Brave (1975)
- Ramona and Her Father (1977)
- Ramona and Her Mother (1979)
- Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1981)
- Ramona Forever (1984)
- Ramona’s World (1999)
Ramona Quimby Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- The Beezus and Ramona Diary (1986)
- Just for Me (2013)
First Love Books In Publication Order
- Fifteen (1956)
- The Luckiest Girl (1958)
- Jean and Johnny (1959)
- Sister of the Bride (1963)
Ralph S. Mouse Books In Publication Order
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1965)
- Runaway Ralph (1970)
- Ralph S. Mouse (1982)
Leigh Botts Books In Publication Order
- Dear Mr. Henshaw (1983)
- Strider (1991)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Beaver and Wally (1961)
- Emily’s Runaway Imagination (1961)
- Here’s Beaver! (1961)
- Ribsy and the P.T.A. (1963)
- Mitch and Amy (1967)
- Socks (1973)
- Leave It to Beaver (1978)
- Young Love (1982)
- Lucky Chuck (1984)
- Here Come The Twins (1989)
- The Twins Again (1989)
- Mouse House Trio (1989)
- Muggie Maggie (1990)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Two Times the Fun (2005)
Picture Books In Publication Order
- The Hullabaloo ABC (1960)
- The Real Hole (1960)
- Two Dog Biscuits (1986)
- Janet’s Thingamajigs (1987)
- The Growing-Up Feet (1987)
- Petey’s Bedtime Story (1993)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- A Girl from Yamhill (1988)
- My Own Two Feet (1995)
Judy Blume Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- It’s Heaven to Be Seven (With: Roald Dahl,Judy Blume,,Patricia MacLachlan) (2000)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- It’s Fine to Be Nine (2000)
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Beverly Cleary Books Overview
Genuinely funny books for children are few and far between. So, when a story like Henry Huggins comes along, it comes to stay. Children everywhere see themselves in this irresistible boy’s adventures. During an unforgettable year that begins when Henry discovers a lost, hungry dog he calls Ribsy, listeners will have a grand time. Before the suspenseful conclusion, they’ll meet Henry’s friends on Klickitat Street, including Beezus and her little sister, Ramona, and enjoy lots of hilarious happenings. No wonder this continuously engaging and heartwarming story is a classic!
Henry and Beezus
Henry Huggins is friends with Beezus Quimby even though she’s a girl and has a pesky little sister. Her name is Ramona, and she’s got a way of causing trouble!
When Henry finds a bonanza of gum balls, Beezus helps him take them to school to sell. She knows he’s trying to earn money for a bike. Henry’s best chance to get one comes when there’s an auction for lost bikes at the police station. He sets off to buy a red one, but Beezus and Ramona tag along and Ramona brings a fat slimy garden slug…
In her first book, Henry Huggins, Beverly Cleary created funny, endearing characters and situations that left readers asking for more. In this second adventure, Henry tries to get the bike he longs for, and readers laugh while hoping that Henry’s dreams come true.
Henry and Ribsy
Mr. Huggins is going fishing next month, and of course, ten year old Henry wants to go with him. Henry can just imagine sitting in a fishing boat and reeling in an enormous Chinook salmon. If Henry can keep his dog, Ribsy, out of trouble for a month, Mr. Huggins promises to take them both fishing. It sounds easybut then again, nothing is ever easy for Henry and Ribsy! Before Henry can stop him, Ribsy steals a policemans lunch, declares war with the garbage man, and makes all the ladies of the Parent Teacher Association very angry. Will Henry ever get the chance to catch his big fish? For over 40 years, Beverly Clearys wonderful, fun filled stories have delighted millions of children around the world. Now, narrator Jeff Woodman brings one of this Newbery Medal winning authors most popular tales to a new generation in this captivating narration of Henry and Ribsy.
Henry and the Paper Route
Henry Huggins can’t wait until he turns eleven years old, so he can have a paper route like his friend Scooter McCarthy. Henry wants to prove to the route manager that he is responsible enough to handle the job right now. First he thinks of giving away free kittens with newspaper subscriptions, and then his advertising scheme helps his class win the newspaper drive. But he still doesn’t have a paper route. Will Ramona Quimby, making a real pest of herself, help Henry get the job he wants so much?
Henry and the Clubhouse
For Henry Huggins and his friends Robert and Murph, a clubhouse is a place where they can do as they please, without being bothered by girls. The sign that says NO GIRLS ALLOWED THIS MEANS YOU especially means Ramona Quimby. Lately Ramona has been following Henry on his newspaper route, embarrassing him in front of Henry’s customers. The day Ramona follows Henry to the clubhouse, she wants to teach him girls aren’t so bad, but she almost puts an end to his newspaper career forever.
Henry Huggins’ dog, Ribsy, is hopelessly lost in a huge shopping mall parking lot. It’s raining hard, the pavement is slick, horns are honking, and drivers are shouting. When Ribsy thinks he has found the Hugginses’ new station wagon at last, he jumps in the open tailgate window and falls asleep, exhausted. When he wakes up to find himself in the wrong car, lots of little girls pet him and make plans to give him a bath. All Ribsy wants to do is go home to Henry. Instead, he’s about to begin the liveliest adventure of his life.
Performed by Neil Patrick Harris
Ellen was eight years old and wore bands on her teeth. Her best friend had just moved away and she missed her. Still, as she walked to the Spofford School of the Dance one Saturday, she was almost glad she had no best friend. Best friends do not have secrets from each other, and Ellen had a secret she did not want to share with anyone. But by the time the dancing lesson was over surely the most devastating dancing lesson on record, Ellen had found a best friend and shared her secret. The best friend was Austine, and the secret was that Ellen was wearing woolen underwear. So was Austine!
This whole book is a cause for rejoicing, for Mrs. Cleary has done it again. Ellen Tebbits is as funny as Henry Huggins. Perhaps it is even funnier. The children who read it will decide for themselves. Louis Darling, who has provided the wonderful illustrations, has already made his decision. He calls it a draw.
There was nothing Otis Spofford liked better than stirring up a little excitement, particularly at school. A less resourceful teacher than Mrs. Gitler would have found him pretty hard to take. But even Mrs. Gitler did not entirely relish the bullfight at the fiesta arranged for the P.T.A. meeting. Otis was disappointed at not being the toreador, but as the front half of the bull he managed to steal the whole show, to the annoyance of his classmates and his teacher. It was then that Mrs. Gitler suggested that Otis might someday get his comeuppance.
Of all Otis’s acquaintances, the neat and well-behaved Ellen Tebbits was the one he most enjoyed teasing. Strangely enough, it was Ellen who at last brought about his comeuppance. But before that happens, his losing spitball battle with Mrs. Gitler, his surprising affection for the experimental baby rat, and his insect collecting on behalf of the football hero provide a feast of fun for any child or grownup.
Mrs. Cleary’s gifts as a writer are many, and her real understanding warms every page of this wonderful story of a ‘bad boy.’
Beezus and Ramona
This is the first title in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona’s sister, Beezus, tries very hard to be patient, but how many nine year old girls have to put up with their embarrassing, annoying little four year old sisters? Sisters are supposed to love each other, but pesky little Ramona just doesn’t seem very lovable to Beezus. Beverly Cleary is one of America’s most popular authors and has won many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. Beezus and Ramona is being published to coincide with the publication of the lastest Ramona title, Ramona’s World. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content Nine year old Beezus Quimby has her hands full with her little sister, Ramona. Sure, other people have little sisters that bother them sometimes, but is there anyone in the world like Ramona? Whether she’s taking one bite out of every apple in a box or secretly inviting 15 other 4 year olds to the house for a party, Ramona is always making trouble and getting all the attention. Every big sister can relate to the trials and tribulations Beezus must endure. Old enough to be expected to take responsibility for her little sister, yet young enough to be mortified by every embarrassing plight the precocious preschooler gets them into, Beezus is constantly struggling with her mixed up feelings about the exasperating Ramona.
There’s no one in the world like Beverly Cleary, either. This terrifically popular author of over two dozen children’s books has withstood the test of time for generations, as her many awards, including the Newbery Medal, attest. Two books in the Ramona series, Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8, were also named Newbery Honor Books. Louis Darling’s wonderful ink illustrations are the kind that will stay with a reader for a lifetime. Ages 8 to 12 Emilie Coulter
Ramona the Pest
At last Beverly Cleary has given Ramona Quimby a book of her own. No longer is she the shy nemesis of Henry Huggins or the exasperating responsibility of Beezus. Instead she is a five year old with spirit’and a rare opportunity to explain her side of things.
The story deals with Ramona’s entrance into kindergarten, a memorable event for all concerned. Whether Ramona is proving what a good rester she is by snoring delicately during quiet time or whether she is pulling Susan’s tempting curls, she makes her presence known. Most of the time Ramona loves her teacher, Miss Binney, wholeheartedly. How Miss Binney feels is anyone’s guess. Mrs. Quimby tells her daughter, ‘She will never forget you as long as she lives.’
Nothing seems quite so funny to children as the tales of what they did when they were little. Here then is an account of kindergarten days for readers who have passed that awkward stage. Many will find that Ramona’s escapades hilarious; others will be moved by her struggles to make a place for herself in an uncomprehending world.
Ramona the Brave
This is the third title in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona tries her hardest to be brave and fearless, but now she has her own bedroom it’s sometimes a little difficult to be brave you never know what could be lurking under the bed. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content Teenagers think they’ve got it rough. Try being a misunderstood 6 year old! Ramona Quimby is bound and determined to be brave as she weathers first grade, her mom’s return to work, and sleeping in the spooky dark all alone. But nothing seems to go her way this year. From a fierce dog on the sidewalk to a copycat in her classroom, Ramona has her hands full.
Beverly Cleary has a real knack for the subtle emotional complexities of young children. Never condescending, she sees children as real people with real feelings. For this, and for her hilarious tales of an imaginative and ‘spunky gal,’ Cleary’s countless fans adore her. Winner of many awards, including the Newbery Medal, Cleary has written over two dozen books for young people. Two titles in her beloved Ramona series, Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8, were named Newbery Honor Books. Alan Tiegreen’s witty and lively line drawings have graced many of Cleary’s books over the decades, capturing the exuberant spirit of one of literature’s favorite hero*ines. Ages 8 to 12 Emilie Coulter
Ramona and Her Father
Ramona Quimby is a character intimately known by Beverly Cleary readers. In this story of Ramona’s year in second grade they will come to know Mr. Quimby equally well. As it opens he loses his job without warning, and Ramona’s seven year old view of this all too frequently family crisis rings every change of mood from tears to laughter.
Not surprisingly, Ramona takes an active hand in the problems that develop. She practices television commercials in order to earn a million dollars, but only succeeds in insulting her teacher when she delivers a disparaging line about wrinkles in pantyhose. She grows concerned that Mr. Quimby’s smoking will turn his lungs black launches an energetic No Smoking campaign. Sometimes Mr. Quimby’s temper frays under the strain of his uncertain future and Ramona’s attentions, but he proves as resilient as his daughter and the Quimbys cope better than they realize.
Once again children will be both entertained and comforted by the understanding of their triumphs and tribulations that they find in this wise, funny book.
‘Another warm, funny, pithy story about Ramona, now in second grade. Daddy loses his job and there are resultant strains on family finances and relationships, but life goes on. In any household containing Ramona it could hardly do otherwise.’ Booklist
Ramona and Her Mother
Beverly Cleary has given books to each member of the Quimby household except Mrs. Quimby. Now she gets her turn at last in a story that hits the high and low points of a working mother’s life as seen from Ramona’s seven and a half year old viewpoint.
Inevitably domestic tensions, not without their amusing side, occasionally arise. Mr. and Mrs. Quimby sometimes forget who is to do what, as when the Crock Pot is not plugged in and dinner remains uncooked. Beezus acquires a ludicrous teased hairdo at the student body shop while Ramona gets a becoming pixie haircut. Ramona, who feels unloved, takes to twitching her nose like a rabbit in a cozy picture book until her teacher becomes concerned that something is making her nervous.
Yet Ramona is wrong. She is loved, and readers will rejoice with her when she discovers the wonderful truth. Few writers today are as skilled as Mrs. Cleary at showing families in the round, and here she is at the peak of her powers.
/Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content At 7 and a half, with working parents and a sister at ‘a difficult age,’ Ramona Quimby tries hard to do her part to keep family peace. Usually, however, she ends up behind every uproarious incident in the house. Whether she’s dying herself blue, watching while her young neighbor flings Kleenex around the house, or wearing her soft new pajamas to school one day under her clothes, of course, Ramona’s life is never dull. Through it all, she is struggling for a place in her mother’s heart, worried that she might be unlovable. Not a chance. Ramona Quimby is nothing if not lovable.
Beverly Cleary’s gift for understanding the tangle of thoughts and emotions in a child’s mind and heart is remarkable. Luckily, in addition to being empathic, witty, and astute, Cleary is also prolific. She has created over two dozen children’s books, and been presented with many awards, including the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, as well as the Newbery Honor for Ramona and Her Father and for Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Ages 8 to 12 Emilie Coulter
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Ramona Quimby, one of the most loved characters in children’s fiction, has now reached third grade. At school, she acquires a new teacher, Mrs. Whaley, who addresses the class as ‘you guys.’ At home, she helps the family ‘squeak by’ as her father returns to college to become an art teacher.
All the Quimbys have their ups and downs, but none feels them more intensely than Ramona. Her low point is undoubtedly reached the day she throws up in class and Mrs. Whaley instructs the children to hold their noses and file into the hall. But three days later Ramona recovers her verve sufficiently to give a book report in the style of a T.V. commercial, bringing down the house with her final ad lib line of ‘I can’t believe I read the whole thing!’
Writing with humor and compassion, Beverly Cleary continues her chronicle of a child’s growth and lovingly reaffirms the durability of the memorable Quimby family. They may not be nice all the time, but they stick together through good times and bad.
‘Ramona’s World’, the latest of the ‘Ramona Series’ to be published, has already sold over 100,000 copies in hardback in the USA. Its sales in the USA are second only to ‘Harry Potter’. In this seventh book in the series, Ramona finds everything around her is changing. Howie’s mysterious uncle arrives from Saudi Arabia, and Ramona’s mother and aunt seem to be keeping secrets. Life for Ramona is full of discoveries and surprises, but whether she is happy or sad, helpful or a pest, she will always be Ramona Forever! Beverly Cleary is one of America’s most popular authors and has won many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. It is a well loved series about a great character. Mums and Dads will remember Ramona from their own childhood. It tackles common issues with humour and sympathy. It is illustrated in black and white. Beverly Cleary lives in California.
To the delight of Ramona Quimby readers everywhere, Newbery Medal winning author Beverly Cleary has just made Ramona’s World a little bit bigger. As she starts the fourth grade, Ramona believes that this year will be ‘the best year of her life, so far.’ She can show off her calluses from swinging on the rings in the park; the boy she calls Yard Ape sits across the aisle from her; her teacher praises her writing; and she has a new baby sister, Roberta. But best of all, she has a new best friend, Daisy. Little does Ramona know the challenges her fourth grade year holds in store. Not only must she improve her rotten spelling, but she must also be a good role model for baby Roberta. And her mother wants her to spend more time with the awful Susan. Life isn’t easy, especially when she is surrounded by perfect spellers and everyone praises her big sister, Beezus, for being responsible. Sometimes Ramona fails, often with hilarious results. But with the support of family and friends, she discovers something reassuring that being imperfect can be perfectly fine. 01 AZ Young Reader Award Masterlist Intermed. cat., 01 Colorado Children’s Book Award Jr. Novel Cat., 00 01 Young Reader’s Choice Award Program Masterlist, and 00 01 Keystone to Reading Book Award Masterlist 00 Children’s Choices IRA/CBC
It seems too good to be true. The most popular boy in school has asked Jane out and she’s never even dated before. Stan is tall and good looking, friendly and hard working everything Jane ever dreamed of. But is she ready for this?Suppose her parents won’t let her go? What if she’s nervous and makes a fool of herself? Maybe he’ll think she’s too young. If only she knew all the clever things to say. If only she were prettier. If only she were ready for this…
With her usual warmth, perceptiveness, and humor, Beverly Cleary creates the joys and worries of a young girl’s first crush.
The Luckiest Girl
Shelley Latham can’t wait to get to San Sebastian, where flowers bloom in November, oranges grow on the trees, and the sun shines almost every day. And once she’s there, things get even better. In no time, she catches the attention of two boys: one, a good looking basketball star, the other, an interesting, fun boy who likes journalism. Shelley feels like The Luckiest Girl in the world. Now she’s about to discover the magic of falling in love and a whole lot more!
Jean and Johnny
First DateFifteen year old Jean is astonished when a handsome Johnny whirls her round the dance floor. She’s never given much thought to boys before; now Johnny is all that’s on her mind. Finally she finds the courage to invite him to a dance. But the excitement of a new dress and a scheme to take Johnny’s photograph cannot stop jean’s growing uneasiness that she likes Johnny a lot more than he likes her…
This high school story, which is both funny and touching, is about a girl who lacks self confidence, and a boy who has too much.
Sister of the Bride
Love and marriage but where’s the fun?A wedding in her own family! Barbara can hardly wait! As Sister of the Bride, Barbara is looking forward to a new dress, a lovely ceremony, and perhaps the start of a little romance with someone from the wedding party. Instead, she finds herself lost in the shuffle of anxious planning, pre wedding bickering, and practical money concerns. Is this what marriage is all about? Then Barbara wants no part of it!While Barbara dreams of lacy wedding veils, her older sister Rosemary remains exasperatingly practical in this lifelike story of a family in the throes of wedding preparations.
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
‘Boy!’ said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. ‘Boy, oh boy!’ Feeling that this was an important moment in his life, he took hold of the handgrips. They felt good and solid beneath his paws. Yes, this motorcycle was a good machine all right. Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His thrill ride does not last long. The ringing telephone startles Ralph, and he and the motorcycle take a terrible fall right to the bottom of a metal wastebasket. Luckily, Keith, the owner of the motorcycle, returns to find his toy. Keith rescues Ralph and teaches him how to ride the bike. Thus begins a great friendship and many awesome adventures. Once a mouse can ride a motorcyle…
almost anything can happen!
One of the most popular characters ever created by Beverly Cleary is the small brown mouse named Ralph, whose modest appearance disguises the soul of a daredevil. Now he returns in a book that tells how he runs away from home on his mouse sized motorcycle in search of freedom and adventure. Ralph’s destination is a summer camp, where he hopes crumbs from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be plentiful. But instead of finding freedom, he lands in a cage, doing endless loop the loops on an exercise wheel. The story of how Ralph and a lonely boy named Garf discover they speak the same language involves a villainous cat, a grouchy hamster, and many campers. Each episode is funnier than the last. On one level, Mrs. Cleary’s story is a delightful tour de force. On another, it delivers a message about running away that is all the more effective because it is unobtrusive.
Ralph S. Mouse
‘Look, Ryan,’ he said. ‘I’m in trouble and I don’t have time to tell you about it. Just take me and my motorcycle with you, and don’t ask questions.”To school?’ Ryan was surprised. Ralph’s pesky cousins are wrecking his motorcycle, and his janitor friend, Matt, is in trouble because there seem to be mice in the hotel. All in all things are not going well at the Mountain View Inn. So Ralph persuades his young pal Ryan to take him to school. Ralph is an instant hit with Ryan’s classmates. But he doesn’t like being forced to run through a maze or the threat of an exterminator coming to the school. Worst of all, Ryan gets into a fight with a classmate, and Ralph’s precious motorcycle is broken. Is Ralph S. Mouse smart enough to steer this sad situation to a happy ending?
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Dear Mr. Henshaw,
I wish somebody would stop stealing the good stuff out of my lunchbag. I guess I wish a lot of other things, too. I wish someday Dad and Bandit would pull up in front in the rig…
Dad would yell out of the cab, ‘Come on, Leigh. Hop in and I’ll give you a lift to school.’
Leigh Botts has been author Boyd Henshaw’s number one fan ever since he was in second grade. Now in sixth grade, Leigh lives with his mother and is the new kid at school. He’s lonely, troubled by the absence of his father, a cross country trucker, and angry because a mysterious thief steals from his lunchbag. Then Leigh’s teacher assigns a letter writing project. Naturally Leigh chooses to write to Mr. Henshaw, whose surprising answer changes Leigh’s life.
Winner of the Newbery Medal
An ALA Notable Book
Strider has a new habit. Whenever we stop, he places his paw on my foot. It isn’t an accident because he always does it. I like to think he doesn’t want to leave me.
Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can. He’s a dog that loves to run; because of Strider, Leigh Botts finds himself running well enough to join the school track team. Strider changes Leigh on the inside, too, as he finally begins to accept his parents’ divorce and gets to know a redheaded girl he’s been admiring. With Strider‘s help, Leigh finds that the future he once hated to be asked about now holds something he never expected: hope.
Emily’s Runaway Imagination
Can imaginative Emily make her biggest dream come true?
Spunky Emily Bartlett lives in an old farmhouse in Pitchfork, Oregon’at a time when automobiles are brand new inventions and libraries are a luxury few small towns can afford. Her runaway imagination leads her to bleach a horse, hold a very scary sleepover, and feed the hogs an unusual treat. But can she use her lively mind to help bring a library to Pitchfork?
Adventure is pretty scarce in Pitchfork, Oregon. So why shouldn’t Emily bleach Dad’s old plow horse or try some of her other ideas? ‘Written with Cleary’s customary warmth and humor…
The time of the story, about 1920, is delightfully brought to life.’ BooklistAdventure is pretty scarce in Pitchfork, Oregon. So why shouldn’t Emily bleach Dad’s old plow horse or try some of her other ideas? ‘Written with Cleary’s customary warmth and humor…
The time of the story, about 1920, is delightfully brought to life.’ Booklist
Mitch and Amy
Mitch and Amy both think being twins is fun, but that doesn’t stop them from squabbling. Amy is good at reading. Mitch is a math whiz. Amy likes to play pretend. Mitch would rather skateboard. They never want to watch the same television show. And they always try to get the better of each other.
Then the school bully starts picking on Mitch — and on Amy, too. Now the twins have something rotten in common: Alan Hibbler. This twosome must set aside their squabbles and band together to defeat a bully!
Socks is the name of the newest character to be created by Beverly Cleary. He is a young tabby cat with four white paws, and he lives happily with a young married couple, Marilyn and Bill Bricker. The center of the Bricker household, Socks rules it affectionately but firmly. Into this loving home, however, comes another pet. This creature has a small, wrinkled, furless face, and Mr. and Mrs. Bricker spend an inordinate amount of time trying to burp it. Its arrival fills Socks with jealousy and a terrible anxiety. How the rivalry between Socks and Charles William, the Bricker baby, turns into an alliance makes a domestic drama both touching and funny. Although her story is about a cat and faithful to his point of view in every detail, Mrs. Cleary demonstrates with it the emotional upheaval experienced by a child who must learn to share his parents. As young readers come to understand Socks and his problems, they will gain a new understanding of themselves. But, most of all, they will laugh.
Vroom vroom! Ratta tatta,
ratta tatta. Cha kung!
Nobody can catch Lucky Chuck!
Speed along with Chuck in this reissue of a funny, fast paced tale by one of America’s most beloved authors, Beverly Cleary. You’ll quickly learn what happens when safety rules are ignored and be fascinated by the detailed motorcycle drawings. J. Winslow Higginbottom’s original pencil illustrations have been brightened with color to give Chuck’s bike a clean red shine for this new edition.
Happy reading and riding!
A curse on cursive! Maggie doesn’t really mean it when she vows never to read and write those wiggly, squiggly, roller coaster letters. After all, she uses the computer. But everybody seems to be taking her revolt very, very seriously. Maggie’s parents say she’ll enjoy it once she starts. Her teacher doesn’t want to listen when she points out how untidy grown ups’ handwriting can be. And her classmates think it’s a riot when her first try at signing her name makes it look like ‘Muggie.’ Now Maggie is too embarrassed to back down. Why can’t she just go on printing her whole life?Newbery medalist Beverly Cleary has penned a wise and funny book, filled with the perceptive humor that has earned her generations of fans.
Two Times the Fun
Jimmy and Janet are twins, but that doesn’t mean they are just alike. When we first meet Jimmy, he wants to dig a real hole. He likes to use a real, grown up shovel. While he’s working, his sister, Janet, pretends to be a bird! She likes to use her imagination. But the twins both like silly jokes, brand new boots, and talking to Mr. Lemon, the mailman. As Beverly Cleary writes about Jimmy and Janet’s doings, the unique understanding of children that she brings to all of her beloved books is coupled with a keen awareness of duo dynamics that comes from raising twins herself. Originally published as four separate picture books The Real Hole, Two Dog Biscuits, The Growing Up Feet, and Janet’s Thingamajigs, these are stories that a Jimmy would like because they are so true to life, and that a Janet would love because they are so believable.
The Hullabaloo ABC
Aha! Boo! Co*ck a doodle doo! It’s morning on the farm, and there are sights and sounds galore. Donkeys are braying, pigs are grunting, cows are mooing even the jays are jabbering! From clucks and cackles to rumbles and whoops, this rollicking alphabet book takes young readers on a barnyard romp that is chock full of noisy words they will love to hear and say out loud. Beverly Cleary’s timeless text comes to life in vibrant new illustrations by Ted Rand. Here is a book that is guaranteed to delight a whole new generation of readers.
The Real Hole
While his twin sister Janet likes make believe things, four year old Jimmy likes real things. One day he tells his father that he wants to dig the biggest hole in the world. By the end of the day, Jimmy manages to dig a real hole…
but how can his family use it? Illustrated.
Two Dog Biscuits
There are big dogs, little dogs, curly dogs, dogs that sniff, and dogs that wag their tails. But only one dog will get biscuits from twins Jimmy and Janet or will it? Maybe dog biscuits aren’t just for dogs after all!
Everyone needs thingamajigs, and four year old Janet means to keep, her thingamajigs to herself.
Each day Janet carefully chooses three little thingamajigs. And each day she neatly wraps them in a paper bag and puts them in her crib safe from her brother Jimmy’s meddling hands. But when the bags fill Janet’s crib, Mother is at her wit’s end until she saves the day by giving the twins a big surprise that makes Janet’s paper bag collection a thingamajig of the past.
In this delightful new Jimmy and Janet story, Newbery medalist Beverly Cleary vividly recreates the pride a child takes in growing up. DyAnne DiSalvo Ryan’s appealing, softly colored illustrations make this a true to life classic that is sure to find a place in every child’s heart.
The Growing-Up Feet
Four year old twins Jimmy and Janet can’t wait to grow up. So when they go off to get new shoes, they buy bright red boots that will’s t r e t c h and grow along with them. ‘Catches the nuances of preschool concerns with extraordinary precision.’ Kirkus Reviews.
Petey’s Bedtime Story
Petey’s in no hurry to go to sleep, but he loves being put to bed the bath, the books, the hugs, the chases, and, best of all, the story of the day he was born. One night, with Mommy and Daddy too sleepy to go on, Petey tells his own version of the day he came stomping into the world, cowboy boots and all!
A Girl from Yamhill
Generations of children have grown up with Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. For everyone who has enjoyed the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and all of the other poignant and colorful images of childhood brought to life in Beverly Cleary books, here is the fascinating true story of the remarkable woman who created them.
My Own Two Feet
The New Yorker said of the first volume of Beverly Cleary’s memoirs, ‘It is a warm, honest book, as interesting as any novel, and describes the growing up process with remarkable clarity and candor.’ Now the creator of Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins writes of her early adulthood with humor and insight, making Beverly Cleary’s own story as lively and irresistible as any of her novels. In 1934, Beverly Bunn left home to attend college in California, which she imagined as the land of orange groves and movie stars, far removed from the hardships of the Depression. As a young woman who 11 was sure where she wanted to go but did not know if she could find the money to get there,’ she juggled studies of Chaucer and French grammar with the many chores that came with life in a student cooperative house. She also found time to eat a bacon and tomato sandwich with a quiet young man named Clarence Cleary. Work as a librarian brought her into contact with all sorts of youngsters, from the children of the unemployed to the offspring of doctors and lawyers. But it was the children who built scooters out of apple boxes and roller skates who truly inspired her. They asked, ‘Where are the books about kids like us?’ and the young librarian responded with her first book, about a boy named Henry who had a dog named Spareribs later changed to Ribsy. Told with the deep understanding of human nature that has made her books beloved by three generations of readers, My Own Two Feet is a lively, unforgettable look at the early years of a woman whose books speak directly to the hearts and imaginations of children everywhere.
It’s Heaven to Be Seven (With: Roald Dahl,Judy Blume,,Patricia MacLachlan)
One of five anthologies that include stories by such beloved authors as Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger, Patricia MacLachlan, E.B. White, Judy Blume, A.A. Milne, Syd Hoff, and more. Each collection targets its very own special age group will want to collect them all!