Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday Beverly Cleary

Happy 100th Birthday to one of the most influential children's authors, Beverly Cleary! 

What an amazing women! Growing up she was not only someone many of us thought was amazing (because we were from her home state), she was one of the most popular children's authors! We loved her books. I still do. Some of her books still grace my bookshelves now. While her books may not be required elementary school reading like they were back when we were growing up, I love that her books still exists. Along side one of my all time favorite childhood books, Charlotte's Web, was some of the Ramona Quimby books. I still have some of these books today for my kids. Thank you Ms. Cleary for all the wonderful stories you have shared with us, and the characters who meant something to us! Here's to celebrating another 100 years of unforgettable characters, stories, and children's books. 

Check out the collection of children's books Beverly Cleary has written, here.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~