Beverly Cleary, celebrated Children’s Author died on March 25, 2021, at age 104.
Originally from McMinniville Oregon, Cleary, as both an author and a former children’s librarian, is well known by several generations of young readers for her creation of novels for children, most notably the Ramona Quimby series.
Zoe Chace from NPR’s All things Considered mentioned “Cleary’s simple idea — to write about the kids in her own neighborhood — ensured that her books have never gone out of print.”
In addition to all of the books that she has written, she was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000, and in 2003 she received the National Medal of Art from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Browse through the books that we have by her, or Grab A Stack when you stop by the Children’s Room.