Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Tomorrow (April 12) is Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday!

Happy Birthday, Ms. Cleary!

In those years, more than 91 million copies of her books have been sold and she has written almost a book a year for 50 years!

Tomorrow is also D.E.A.R. Day ("Drop Everything and Read" Day)!

The concept of "Drop Everything and Read" is referenced in the second chapter of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, and Ramona is the campaign spokesperson. The aim of this nationwide initiative is to encourage families to designate a special time to "drop everything and read" at home. So, on April 12, families will be encouraged to take at least 30 minutes to put aside all distractions and enjoy books together.(http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/dear#clearyinterview)

In honor of Ramona Quimby, D.E.A.R, and of course, Ms. Cleary's 100TH BIRTHDAY (!), I'll be giving away a copy of Ramona Quimby, Age 8 to one lucky winner! To enter, simply leave me a comment on this post by midnight (CDT) Tuesday night (4.12.16)! Congratulations to Candy W.! You've won a copy of Ramona Quimby, Age 8!

So, tomorrow, "don't eat a reader!"...drop everything and read (after you enter of course)!


  1. I love Beverly Cleary! I so related to Ramona as a kid.

  2. Sarah HutsonApril 11, 2016

    Happy birthday to Ms Cleary!

  3. Danielle RobinsonApril 12, 2016

    I loved reading Beezus and Ramona years ago!