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Beverly Cleary’s 100th Birthday Book Giveaway!

On April 12th, beloved author Beverly Cleary is turning 100 years old!  Best known for her stories about Ramona Quimby, her sister Beezus, and their friend Henry, Cleary has written more than 40 books.  Her stories have been captivating readers of all ages for more 60 years. From the Mouse and the Motorcycle to Socks the Cat, her characters and the tales they inhabit are still going strong all these decades later.

Inspiring kids to love reading, especially struggling readers like herself as a child, has been a lifelong mission for Cleary who grew up on a farm in Yamhill, Oregon—a town so small it had no library.

Today, people all across the world celebrate Cleary on her birthday.  In fact, Harper Collins Publishing recognizes April 12th—as “DROP EVERYTHING AND READ” (D.E.A.R.) Day.  Check out the official website here.

To celebrate Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday, I’ve collaborated with three other awesome bloggers to give you a chance to win our “Beverly Cleary 100th Birthday Prize Pack.”


Before I mention what the prize pack contains, let me tell you who all of the generous bloggers are that helped sponsor this fantastic giveaway.

Lizzie from Photosynthesis206
Stephanie from Pin Up Girl Beauty
Tiffany from unRehearsed

Each of us have pitched in and spent our own money to purchase all of the books for this giveaway.  Why?  Because we all adore Beverly Cleary, but most importantly we wanted to give something back to you – yes, YOU!

Ok, so what’s included in the prize pack?

Here’s what we have up for grabs for all of our fellow Beverly Clearly loving readers:

Note:  Due to high shipping costs, this giveaway is only open to US Residents age 18 and older. (Sorry, international friends!)

Sounds wonderful!  My kids and I love Beverly Cleary, how can I enter?
Please use the Rafflecopter entry form to enter the giveaway.  One (1) winner will be chosen on April 13, 2016.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond once notified.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours an alternate winner will be chosen.  All books within this prize pack will be shipped individually by each of our sponsors.  Good luck!

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  • Reply Meredith

    Aww I loved Beverly Cleary books growing up. What a great author!

    April 1, 2016 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Shelly Leatham

    Ramona and Beezus was the favorite around my house!

    April 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Patty


    April 1, 2016 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Kris B.

    It’s been so long since I’ve read them. My son and I read, Mouse and the Motorcycle last year. I need to read more of her books! Awesome giveaway thank you!

    April 1, 2016 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Kendra belknap

    Mouse and the motorcycle! Thanks for the chance to win.

    April 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply Theo

    My favorite book by Beverly Clearly is Ramona Quimby, Age 8. 🙂

    April 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm
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  • Reply Chelsey L.

    I love the Mouse and the Motorcycle!!

    April 1, 2016 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Now you reminded me of Fifteen and The Luckiest Girl!

    April 1, 2016 at 11:26 pm
  • Reply Kristine Manley

    Wow! Great giveaway. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 was what I loved.

    April 2, 2016 at 12:37 am
  • Reply greenhills

    Ramona Forever!

    April 2, 2016 at 12:52 am
  • Reply karen

    Ramona the Brave is my favorite one.

    April 2, 2016 at 2:29 am
  • Reply Brenda

    My daughter and I like the Ramona books.

    April 2, 2016 at 3:12 am
  • Reply Jessica Massaway

    I loved all the Ramona and Beezus books as a kid. I love seeing my girls enjoy them now too!

    April 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply lorene desjardins

    Romona the Brave was our fave

    April 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Heather Webster

    While I loved the Ramona books, my favorite Beverly Clearly book is Runaway Ralph. I loved imagining a Ralph flying around on his motorcycle.

    April 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Laura Ari

    I would have to go with Ramona the Brave. But all those books were great!

    April 2, 2016 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Katherine Oliveira

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle

    April 3, 2016 at 3:09 am
  • Reply Carol Tyner

    I loved Romana Quimby, Age 8

    April 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Ashley Alderink

    Ramona the pest

    April 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Jessie

    Surprisingly, I don’t think I’ve ever read one! So I HAVE to win the giveaway lol!

    April 3, 2016 at 11:54 pm
  • Reply Natalie Argueta

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle and Ramona Forever. As a teacher I know have the joy of sharing her with my students! 🙂

    April 4, 2016 at 1:41 am
  • Reply Anne Simpson @ The Fitly Spoken Word

    My son has just discovered Beverly Cleary and I couldn’t be happier!!!

    April 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Marty Crosson

    When I was little, I liked the books about slightly older kids than Ramona — ‘Mitch and Amy’, etc.

    April 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Kristin Goodson

    My favorite is Runaway Ralph.

    April 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply April Morin

    I loved the Ramona series and would love to introduce my nieces to her.

    April 5, 2016 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Dominique Cloutier

    The Ramona series was always my favorite. I think I’ve read every one of her books. i’d love to pass it on to my kids! thanks!

    April 5, 2016 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Lindsey K

    I love all of her books but especially the Ramona books. I’d love to read them to my kids.

    April 5, 2016 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Jo

    Ramona the Brave!

    April 7, 2016 at 1:23 am
  • Reply dana germain

    the mouse and the motorcycle

    April 7, 2016 at 1:58 am
  • Reply Caitlin

    That’s hard. I really don’t have a favourite.

    April 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Marissa S.

    I always loved the Ramona ones! I read them so much as a kid.

    April 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Donna Kellogg

    I remember reading the Ramona books as a child no particular title stands out I just remember loving her adventures and excited to introduce her to my daughter.

    April 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Lindsey

    Ramona books. Love the redesigned covers!

    April 8, 2016 at 12:06 am
  • Reply Alexandra Oller

    Beezus and Ramona is my favorite Beverly Cleary book

    April 8, 2016 at 2:59 am
  • Reply Elicia P

    Romona was my childhood favorite. I read a few of them.

    April 8, 2016 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Melissa Roy

    My daughter just discovered Beverly Clearly and I would love to add to her book collection. My favorite growing up was Henry and the Paper Route but can’t wait to read Ellen Tebbits with my little ballerina! (and many of these Beverly Cleary books will be on my list of Must Read Books for Kids I’m putting together!)

    April 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Jennifer W

    My favorite is Ramona the Pest. I can’t wait to share her books with my daughter.

    April 8, 2016 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Shaley Nagle

    Love them all, Sister of the Bride would probably be my favorite!

    April 8, 2016 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply vera wilson

    Can remember my daughter enjoying her books. She Loved Ralph books, but when I was younger remember she was one of the first authors feel in love with. So daughter also read lots of those. These way before the Ralph books.

    April 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Cynthia

    I love Ramona and Beezus

    April 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Kelly D

    Ramona the Pest is my favorite. My daughter loves the Ramona books.

    April 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Jill Jackson

    Ramona the Pest was always my favorite as a young girl. My granddaughter needs to enjoy these books as well

    April 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Shannon Weel

    My favorite book ever since I was a little girl has been the Mouse and the Motorcycle.

    April 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Cindy Peterson

    Hard to choose just one favorite so I will just say Ramona The Brave.

    April 9, 2016 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Wehaf

    I love Strider best (the sequel to Dear Mr Henshaw). I can’t believe Beverly Cleary is still alive at 99!

    April 9, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Connie McCullough

    Dear Mr. Henshaw. I still have my childhood copy, and it’s well worn from my multiple readings.

    April 10, 2016 at 1:44 am
  • Reply Bethany

    Are you There God, It’s me Margaret.

    April 10, 2016 at 3:44 am
  • Reply Julie Waldron

    My favorite is Ramona The Pest. My mom used to read it to me and I read it to my daughters. 🙂

    April 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Diana B

    I love Ramona the Pest, because it was the book that turned my daughter into a reader.

    April 11, 2016 at 2:27 am
  • Reply Meghan B

    I think I like The Strider!

    April 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Katie R

    They were all so great! But Ramona The Pest was one I always went back to!

    April 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply raychg

    Ramona the Pest

    April 12, 2016 at 4:23 am
  • Reply Carrie Schuler

    Thank you for the chance to win! Her books take me back to childhood 🙂

    April 12, 2016 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Brandie

    What is childhood without some Beverly Cleary stories? I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Ramona.

    April 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Natalie Bower-Benderly

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  • Reply Julie

    Love this! My favorite as a child was Romana the pest and now my daughters favorite is Ramona the brave! ❤️

    April 12, 2016 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Jennifer a. From nj

    Love Ramona series

    April 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Any and all of the Ramona books were my favorites!

    April 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Tempestt

    My favorite would have to be The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Her books were such a huge part of my childhood. It truly formed me into the bookworm I am today.

    April 13, 2016 at 12:10 am
  • Reply kelynnma

    I loved Ramona and Beezus!

    April 13, 2016 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Renee Alam

    I’d love to win this for our small but growing book collection!

    April 13, 2016 at 12:33 am
  • Reply Renee Alam

    I don’t have a favorite since I never read any of them…gasp! Lol!

    April 13, 2016 at 12:38 am
  • Reply liz lew

    Ramona the Brave

    April 13, 2016 at 2:15 am
  • Reply Lori Dickinson

    I loved them all! It’s a wonder that I didn’t name my dog Ribsy!

    April 13, 2016 at 2:23 am
  • Reply scottio

    Ramona the Brave

    April 13, 2016 at 2:44 am
  • Reply garymg

    The Mouse and the Motor Cycle is my grandson’s favorite.

    April 13, 2016 at 2:51 am
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