Beverly Cleary Turns 100!
Bring on the toothpaste cake! NPR books published a lovely article about the popular writer to commemorate her centennial birthday on April 12. “I think children want to read about normal, everyday kids,” she told NPR in 1999. “That’s what I wanted to read about when I was growing up. I wanted to read about the sort of boys and girls that I knew in my neighborhood and in my
school. . . . I think children like to find themselves in books.” We encourage you to read it and enjoy memories of meeting Ramona Quimby for the first time!