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Beverly Cleary Books In Order

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Publication Order of Henry Huggins Books

Henry Huggins (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Henry and Beezus (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Henry and Ribsy (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Henry and the Paper Route (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Henry and the Clubhouse (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ribsy (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ellen & Otis Books

Publication Order of Ramona Quimby Books

Beezus and Ramona (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramona the Pest (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramona the Brave (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramona and Her Father (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramona and Her Mother (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramona Forever (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramona's World (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ramona Quimby Non-Fiction Books

The Beezus and Ramona Diary (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just for Me (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of First Love Books

Fifteen (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Luckiest Girl (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jean and Johnny (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sister of the Bride (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ralph S. Mouse Books

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Runaway Ralph (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ralph S. Mouse (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Leigh Botts Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Beaver and Wally (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emily's Runaway Imagination (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Here's Beaver! (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ribsy and the P.T.A. (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mitch and Amy (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Socks (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leave It to Beaver (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Love (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Chuck (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Here Come The Twins (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twins Again (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mouse House Trio (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Muggie Maggie (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Two Times the Fun (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Hullabaloo ABC (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Real Hole (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Dog Biscuits (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janet's Thingamajigs (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Growing-Up Feet (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Petey's Bedtime Story (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Girl from Yamhill (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Own Two Feet (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Avon Camelot Books

Lottie & Lisa (By: Erich Kastner) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summerdog Comes Home (By: George Albert Zabriskie) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (By: Mike Thaler) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baseball Fever (By: Ray Cruz,Johanna Hurwitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble with Tuck (By: Theodore Taylor) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irma and Jerry (By: George Selden) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Basic Fun (By: Susan Drake Lipscomb,Margaret Ann Zusnich) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: Jerome Beatty Jr.) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You (By: Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rich Mitch (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summerdog (By: Thom Roberts) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bet You Can't! (By: Kathy Darling,Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earth is Flat--And Other Great Mistakes (By: Laurence Pringle) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Attic Wall (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: Bruce Curtis,Stephanie Young) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gremlins (By: George Gipe) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maura's Angel (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jellyfish Season (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: Andrew Glass,Catherine Edwards Sadler) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get Rich Mitch! (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of the Melted Diamonds (By: Carol Farley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: George E. Stanley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moroccan Mystery (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (By: Steve Senn) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: Tim Schoch) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: Joan Eckstein) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Codebreaker Kids (By: George E. Stanley) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Camp Creeps (By: Tim Schoch) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Lost Look-Alike (By: Carol Farley) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breezy (By: Leda Blumberg) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing the Sun (By: Paul Pitts) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anne Frank (By: Johanna Hurwitz) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Vanishing Villain (By: Carol Farley) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Upstairs (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Brother (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haunting in Williamsburg (By: Lou Kassem) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Ever Kids' Book of Lists (By: Eugenie Allen) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents (By: Louis Phillips) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of King Midas (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tons of Trash (By: Joan Rattner Heilman) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maria, a Christmas Story (By: Theodore Taylor) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Travel Through Time (By: James M. Deem) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beardance (By: Will Hobbs) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: Mike Thaler) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mummy's Curse (By: Daniel Cohen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Snoop Sam Snout and the Case of the Missing Marble (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Main Street (By: Susan Kirby) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comet Luck (By: Madge Harrah) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kwanzaa (By: Mildred Pitts Walter) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Mom (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Own Two Feet (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spookhouse (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harry the Poisonous Centipede (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going for the Gold: Shannon Miller (By: Septima Green) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: Lila Perl,Marion Blumenthal Lazan) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombie Queen (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freak Show (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going to Net (By: Various) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lasting Echoes (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracks in the Snow (By: Lucy Jane Bledsoe) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Along the Ohio (By: Patricia Willis) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War (By: Anita Lobel) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Chupacabras (By: Marie G. Lee) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Ever, Gordy (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Becoming Felix (By: Nancy Hope Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakaway (By: Kimberley Griffiths Little) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: Dawn Knight) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: Jacqueline Shannon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaving Summer (By: Donal Harding) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flea Circus Summer (By: Cheryl Ware) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calling Me Home (By: Patricia Hermes) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pizza That Time Forgot (By: William DeAndrea,Matthew Deandrea) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Me, Love My Broccoli (By: Julie Anne Peters) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get on the Net (By: Robert Pondiscio) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Try This at Home! (By: Vicki Cobb) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights (By: Kathleen Krull) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Mango Magic (By: Sylvie Hossack) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Answers (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can of Worms (By: Kathy MacKel) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orphan Journey Home (By: Liza Ketchum) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bearstone (By: Will Hobbs) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alice-by-Accident (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death at Devil's Bridge (By: Cynthia C. DeFelice) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

It's Fine to Be Nine(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Heaven to Be Seven(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Great to Be Eight(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Beverly Cleary was one of the mostwell known American authors of the children and young adult fiction books. She was considered to be one of the most successful writers of America as she had sold around 91 million printed copies of her novels, all over the world, since the publication of her debut novel in the year 1950.

Beverly Cleary sadly passed on March 25th, 2021. She was 104 years old.

Some of the best known characters developed by Cleary include Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse, and Henry’s dog Ribsy. She has won the National Book Award in the year 1981 for one of her books titled ‘Ramona and Her Mother’. Her winning list of prestigious awards also includes the Newberry Medal for one of her successful novels titled Dear Mr. Henshaw. For her enormous contribution to the American literature throughout her lifetime, author Cleary was awarded with the National Medal of Arts as well as the Laura Wilde Medal. Throughout her writing career, she has been associated with a number of literary associations, including the Library Service for Children Association, Congress Living Legend Library, etc.

Beverly had written over 30 books in her writing career for the children and young adults. Most of the characters developed by her in her books are normal children who face different challenges in their lives, which many people face while growing up. The stories written by her are liberally full of humor. Author Cleary was born on April 12, 1916, as Beverly Atlee Bunn in McMinnville, Oregon, United States. She has reached 100 years of age, which is a rare achievement in itself. Cleary was the only child of her parents and used to live with them on a farm. Her father used to work as a farmer, while her mother was a school teacher. When author Cleary was 6 years old, her family shifted to Portland, Oregon, where she completed her studies of elementary education and high school. During her first grade in school, she was made to join the struggling readers’ group because of her inability to read properly. She says that her class was divided into 3 groups, namely Bluebirds, Blackbirds, and Redbirds. She was in the Blackbirds group and considered it disgraceful. Later, she was helped by her school librarian and she began enjoying reading books. By her third grade, she picked up speed and started spending more time in her school library. She was suggested by a teacher in her 6th grade to become a children’s writer, after reading the essays that she had written for her class assignments. After the completion of her high school studies, author Cleary joined the Chaffney Junior College. At that time, she aspired to become a children’s librarian. But, after completing 2 years of her junior college, Cleary enrolled herself at the California University in Berkeley, from where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in the subject of English in 1938.

While studying at the university, she also came across her husband named Clearance Cleary. In the year 1939, author Cleary completed her graduation from the Library and Information Science School at the Washington University. After that, she worked as a children’s librarian in Washington for one year. Due to the disapproval of her relationship with Clearance, author Cleary ran away and got married to him in the year 1940. At the end of the Second World War, the couple moved to Carmel, California, and settled there. Being a children’s librarian, author Cleary used to help the young patrons to get over with the difficulty of finding books with interesting characters. After some time, she began struggling to find enough books that she would suggest to the children. After several years of performing her role as a children’s librarian, author Cleary decided to write her own children’s books related to the characters that she thought could relate to the children’s interests. She believed that she had a missionary spirit in her as a children’s librarian, like all others. Cleary even believed that the children deserve good quality books to read, and it is the duty of the librarians to encourage them to select and read the appropriate books. Eventually, author Cleary wrote her first novel titled Henry Higgins in 1950, which was followed by other books and series, featuring her popular characters.

One of the successful novel series written by author Beverly Cleary is titled as ‘Ramona Quimby’. This series follows the Henry Higgins series ad features Ramona Quimby and his sister Beezus Quimby, living in the neighborhood of Henry Higgins. The first book of the series is titled as ‘Beezus and Ramona’. It was published by the Oxford University Press in 1955. At the start of this novel, Beezus Quimby is depicted as having his hands full with her younger sister named Ramona. Beezus thinks that there might not be any other 4 year old sister like Romana as she keeps creating troubles for her. Ramona always one bite from each and every apple in the basket and sometimes, secretly invite 15 other children of her age in the house party. Because of her troubles and mischiefs, she would often get the attention of everyone. Beezus endures the trials and tribulations that is felt by every elder sister. Being the big sister of Ramona, she is expected to take her responsibility, but she seems to be too young herself to take embarrassing plights caused by Ramona. Beezus seems to struggle with mixed feelings about her little sister.

The next novel of the Ramona Quimby series written by author Beverly Cleary was released under the title ‘Ramona the Pest’. This novel was also published by the Oxford University Press in the year 1968 and features the lead characters in the form of Ramona an Beezus Quimby, and Henry Higgins. At the start of this novel, it is shown that Ramona does not think of herself as a pest, as opposed to the thinking of everyone else about her. She seems worried about Davy, who runs away from her every time she goes near him. During her kindergarten class, Ramona always disrupts the proceedings during the rest time. In spite of all her mischievous activities, she still wonders how she gets into trouble every time. The success of this book proved that author Cleary is indeed the most popular American novelist in the children’s books genre.

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2 Responses to “Beverly Cleary”

  1. Jacilyn / Jc: 2 years ago

    Your books are amazing Beverly Cleary. p.s I love them

  2. MIKE KEMPENICH: 3 years ago

    What books would be best for an 11-year-old girl just completing an IE course in English? I was thinking about Beverly Cleary books…

    Can you send me a list that would help us pick the right books?

    Mike and Charlotte classroom teachers QSI of Benin


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