These Are the 17 Books Your Kiddos Should Read in Honor of Beverly Cleary's 100th Birthday
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On April 12, Beverly Cleary will be eating a slice of carrot cake in honor of her 100th birthday.
While the talented author might not be going all out for the occasion, anyone can celebrate by picking up one of her beloved books that have the power to unite different generations. With more than 40 titles to pick from, parents can share their favorite childhood books with their little ones, introducing them to the likes of Ramona and Henry. In fact, HarperCollins recently published new editions of Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and The Mouse and the Motorcycle, with introductions by Judy Blume and Amy Poehler.
As Cleary reflects on her accomplished career, she told The Washington Post that despite how much times have changed, she doesn't think she has joined this century. "I think children today have a tough time, because they don't have the freedom to run around as I did — and they have so many scheduled activities," Cleary explained. Instead, the carefree times of a more familiar lifestyle live on through her spunky characters as they roam around the neighborhood exploring with friends.
Share a piece of your childhood with your little ones by introducing them to these 17 popular Beverly Cleary books in time for her big birthday!