Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, USA on April 12th, 1916 and passed away at the age of 104 on March 5th, 2021.

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Beverly Cleary Stats: The highest rated book by Beverly Cleary on Book Notification is Ramona the Brave, the 3rd novel in the Ramona Quimby series. The second-highest rated book is Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Ramona Quimby #6).

The most read book by Beverly Cleary on Book Notification is Beezus and Ramona, the first novel in the Ramona Quimby series. The second most read book is Ramona the Brave (Ramona Quimby #3).

Below is a complete list of Beverly Cleary books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Beverly Cleary is the Ramona Quimby Series.

List of Henry Huggins Books in Publication Order

List of Ellen & Otis Books in Publication Order

List of Ramona Quimby Books in Publication Order

List of Ramona Quimby Non-Fiction in Publication Order

List of First Love Books in Publication Order

List of Ralph S. Mouse Books in Publication Order

List of Leigh Botts Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Beaver and Wally
1961
2
Emily's Runaway Imagination
1961
3
Here's Beaver!
1961
4
Ribsy and the P.T.A.
1963
5
Mitch and Amy
1967
6
6
Socks
1973
7
Leave It to Beaver
1978
8
Young Love
1982
9
Lucky Chuck
1984
10
Here Come The Twins
1989
11
The Twins Again
1989
12
Mouse House Trio
1989
13
Muggie Maggie
1990

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Picture Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

List of Avon Camelot Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Lottie & Lisa (By: Erich Kastner)
Lottie & Lisa (By: Erich Kastner)
1952
2
Summerdog Comes Home (By: George Albert Zabriskie)
Summerdog Comes Home (By: George Albert Zabriskie)
1980
3
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (By: Mike Thaler)
1981
4
Baseball Fever (By: Ray Cruz, Johanna Hurwitz)
Baseball Fever (By: Ray Cruz, Johanna Hurwitz)
1981
5
The Trouble with Tuck (By: Theodore Taylor)
1981
6
Irma and Jerry (By: George Selden)
1982
7
Basic Fun (By: Susan Drake Lipscomb, Margaret Ann Zusnich)
Basic Fun (By: Susan Drake Lipscomb, Margaret Ann Zusnich)
1982
8
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard)
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard)
1983
9
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: Jerome Beatty Jr.)
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: Jerome Beatty Jr.)
1983
10
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You (By: Vicki Cobb)
1983
11
Rich Mitch (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat)
Rich Mitch (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat)
1983
12
Summerdog (By: Thom Roberts)
Summerdog (By: Thom Roberts)
1983
13
Bet You Can't! (By: Kathy Darling, Vicki Cobb)
Bet You Can't! (By: Kathy Darling, Vicki Cobb)
1983
14
The Earth is Flat--And Other Great Mistakes (By: Laurence Pringle)
1983
15
Behind the Attic Wall (By: Sylvia Cassedy)
Behind the Attic Wall (By: Sylvia Cassedy)
1983
16
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: Bruce Curtis, Stephanie Young)
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: Bruce Curtis, Stephanie Young)
1984
17
Gremlins (By: George Gipe)
Gremlins (By: George Gipe)
1984
18
Maura's Angel (By: Lynne Reid Banks)
1984
19
The Jellyfish Season (By: Mary Downing Hahn)
1985
20
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: Andrew Glass, Catherine Edwards Sadler)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: Andrew Glass, Catherine Edwards Sadler)
1985
21
Get Rich Mitch! (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat)
Get Rich Mitch! (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat)
1985
22
Mystery of the Melted Diamonds (By: Carol Farley)
1986
23
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: George E. Stanley)
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: George E. Stanley)
1986
24
Moroccan Mystery (By: Thomas McKean)
Moroccan Mystery (By: Thomas McKean)
1986
25
Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (By: Steve Senn)
1986
26
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: Tim Schoch)
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: Tim Schoch)
1986
27
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: Thomas McKean)
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: Thomas McKean)
1986
28
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: Joan Eckstein)
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: Joan Eckstein)
1987
29
The Codebreaker Kids (By: George E. Stanley)
The Codebreaker Kids (By: George E. Stanley)
1987
30
Summer Camp Creeps (By: Tim Schoch)
Summer Camp Creeps (By: Tim Schoch)
1987
31
The Case of the Lost Look-Alike (By: Carol Farley)
1988
32
Breezy (By: Leda Blumberg)
Breezy (By: Leda Blumberg)
1988
33
Racing the Sun (By: Paul Pitts)
Racing the Sun (By: Paul Pitts)
1988
34
Anne Frank (By: Johanna Hurwitz)
Anne Frank (By: Johanna Hurwitz)
1989
35
The Case of the Vanishing Villain (By: Carol Farley)
1990
36
Something Upstairs (By: C.S. Adler)
1990
37
Ghost Brother (By: C.S. Adler)
1990
38
A Haunting in Williamsburg (By: Lou Kassem)
1990
39
The Best Ever Kids' Book of Lists (By: Eugenie Allen)
1991
40
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents (By: Louis Phillips)
1992
41
The Adventures of King Midas (By: Lynne Reid Banks)
1992
42
Tons of Trash (By: Joan Rattner Heilman)
Tons of Trash (By: Joan Rattner Heilman)
1992
43
Maria, a Christmas Story (By: Theodore Taylor)
1992
44
How to Travel Through Time (By: James M. Deem)
How to Travel Through Time (By: James M. Deem)
1993
45
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: Sylvia Cassedy)
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: Sylvia Cassedy)
1993
46
Beardance (By: Will Hobbs)
1993
47
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart)
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart)
1993
48
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: Mike Thaler)
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: Mike Thaler)
1994
49
The Mummy's Curse (By: Daniel Cohen)
The Mummy's Curse (By: Daniel Cohen)
1994
50
Super Snoop Sam Snout and the Case of the Missing Marble (By: Anne C. Lemieux)
1994
51
Main Street (By: Susan Kirby)
Main Street (By: Susan Kirby)
1994
52
Comet Luck (By: Madge Harrah)
Comet Luck (By: Madge Harrah)
1994
53
Kwanzaa (By: Mildred Pitts Walter)
Kwanzaa (By: Mildred Pitts Walter)
1995
54
Vampire Mom (By: Don Whittington)
Vampire Mom (By: Don Whittington)
1995
55
My Own Two Feet
1995
56
Spookhouse (By: Don Whittington)
Spookhouse (By: Don Whittington)
1995
57
Harry the Poisonous Centipede (By: Lynne Reid Banks)
1996
58
Going for the Gold: Shannon Miller (By: Septima Green)
1996
59
8
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: Lila Perl, Marion Blumenthal Lazan)
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: Lila Perl, Marion Blumenthal Lazan)
1996
60
Zombie Queen (By: Don Whittington)
Zombie Queen (By: Don Whittington)
1996
61
Freak Show (By: Don Whittington)
Freak Show (By: Don Whittington)
1996
62
Going to Net (By: Various Various)
Going to Net (By: Various Various)
1996
63
Lasting Echoes (By: Joseph Bruchac)
1997
64
Tracks in the Snow (By: Lucy Jane Bledsoe)
Tracks in the Snow (By: Lucy Jane Bledsoe)
1997
65
Danger Along the Ohio (By: Patricia Willis)
Danger Along the Ohio (By: Patricia Willis)
1997
66
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War (By: Anita Lobel)
1998
67
Night of the Chupacabras (By: Marie G. Lee)
Night of the Chupacabras (By: Marie G. Lee)
1998
68
As Ever, Gordy (By: Mary Downing Hahn)
1998
69
Becoming Felix (By: Nancy Hope Wilson)
Becoming Felix (By: Nancy Hope Wilson)
1998
70
1998
71
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: Dawn Knight)
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: Dawn Knight)
1998
72
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: Jacqueline Shannon)
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: Jacqueline Shannon)
1998
73
Leaving Summer (By: Donal Harding)
Leaving Summer (By: Donal Harding)
1998
74
Flea Circus Summer (By: Cheryl Ware)
Flea Circus Summer (By: Cheryl Ware)
1998
75
Calling Me Home (By: Patricia Hermes)
Calling Me Home (By: Patricia Hermes)
1998
76
The Pizza That Time Forgot (By: William DeAndrea, Matthew Deandrea)
1999
77
Love Me, Love My Broccoli (By: Julie Anne Peters)
1999
78
Get on the Net (By: Robert Pondiscio)
Get on the Net (By: Robert Pondiscio)
1999
79
Don't Try This at Home! (By: Vicki Cobb)
Don't Try This at Home! (By: Vicki Cobb)
1999
80
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (By: Bruce Coville)
1999
81
A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights (By: Kathleen Krull)
1999
82
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (By: Bruce Coville)
1999
83
Green Mango Magic (By: Sylvie Hossack)
Green Mango Magic (By: Sylvie Hossack)
1999
84
All the Answers (By: Anne C. Lemieux)
All the Answers (By: Anne C. Lemieux)
2000
85
Can of Worms (By: Kathy MacKel)
Can of Worms (By: Kathy MacKel)
2000
86
Orphan Journey Home (By: Liza Ketchum)
Orphan Journey Home (By: Liza Ketchum)
2000
87
Bearstone (By: Will Hobbs)
2000
88
Alice-by-Accident (By: Lynne Reid Banks)
2000
89
Death at Devil's Bridge (By: Cynthia C. DeFelice)
2000
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List of Beverly Cleary Anthologies in Publication Order

Beverly Cleary: Biography

Beverly Cleary (Beverly Atlee Bunn Cleary) was born on April 12th, 1916. Beverly passed away March 5th, 2021 at 104 years old. Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, USA. Cleary attended University of California, Berkeley where she received a B.A. English and University of Washington where she received an M.A. Library Science.

Beverly Cleary (Beverly Atlee Bunn Cleary) is probably best known for her Standalone Novels. There are currently 13 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1961 with the novel Beaver and Wally. The most recently released novel was Muggie Maggie which was released in 1990.

Beverly Cleary also wrote the Ramona Quimby series which has 8 books including Beezus and Ramona and Ramona the Pest.

Beverly Cleary: Awards & Accolades

Cleary's books have won multiple awards, Ramona and Her Father won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Honor, in 1978. Ramona and Her Mother won the National Book Awards, Children's Books - Paperback, in 1981. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Honor, in 1982. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Medal, in 1984.

Cleary's book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8 was nominated for the National Book Awards, Children's Books - Hardcover, in 1982.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Beverly Cleary are:

  1. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.
  2. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  3. Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games Series.
  4. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  5. C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles Of Narnia Series.

Beverly Cleary: F.A.Q

When was Beverly Cleary Born?

Beverly Cleary was born on April 12th, 1916.

When did Beverly Cleary die?

Beverly Cleary died on March 5th, 2021 at 104 years old.

Where was Beverly Cleary Born?

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, USA.

What book awards has Beverly Cleary won?

Ramona and Her Father: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Honor (1978).
Ramona and Her Mother: National Book Awards Children's Books - Paperback (1981).
Ramona Quimby, Age 8: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Honor (1982).
Dear Mr. Henshaw: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Medal (1984).

What was the first book Beverly Cleary wrote?

The first novel written by Beverly Cleary was Henry Huggins, published in 1950.

What was the most recent book Beverly Cleary wrote?

Her most recently released work was Just for Me (a short story) on March 19th, 2013.

How many books has Beverly Cleary written?

Beverly Cleary has written 49 books across 13 series.
  • 6 books in the Henry Huggins Series
  • 2 books in the Ellen & Otis Series
  • 8 books in the Ramona Quimby Series
  • 2 Ramona Quimby Non-Fiction
  • 4 books in the First Love Series
  • 3 books in the Ralph S. Mouse Series
  • 2 books in the Leigh Botts Series
  • 13 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Short Story Collections
  • 6 Picture Books
  • 2 Non-Fiction
  • 1 book in the Avon Camelot Series

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    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    If you are looking for some great children’s fiction, then there is no one better than Beverly Cleary.

    The best character Cleary ever wrote was Ramona Geraldine Quimby. The character started out as a pestering younger sister in a very bizarre family in the Henry Huggins series of novels.

    The Ramona series of novels is an interesting collection of works that follow the character Ramona.

    What I love about the series in general is how it portrays a wide range of important social issues such as sibling relations, a parent losing their job, marriage, financial instability, divorce, school bullies and the death of a family pet.

    Overall I find the series a great way of exploring what it is to grow up in middle class America.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I started following Beverly Clearly because someone told me that she had sold over 90 million copies of her books. I wanted to know what made her so attractive to readers that they had supported her so overwhelmingly.

    Then I realized that she was born in 1916 and died at the age of 104. More importantly, she wrote children’s books. Her success makes more sense now. Parents are always looking for well-written books to provide educational entertainment to their children.

    Children’s authors are always in demand. Though, I don’t think it is fair to blame Beverly’s success on her genre. I skimmed the first Quimby book, and I could see the ten-year-old version of me obsessing over these books. Beverly has a strong voice that speaks to younger readers.

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