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:
- 1 copy of Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
- 1 copy of Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary
- 1 copy of The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary
- 1 boxed set of books: The Ramona Collection Volume 1 which includes these 4 books: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, and Ramona and Her Father
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!
68 thoughts on “Beverly Cleary’s 100th Birthday Book Giveaway!”
Aww I loved Beverly Cleary books growing up. What a great author!
Ramona and Beezus was the favorite around my house!
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!
Mouse and the motorcycle! Thanks for the chance to win.
My favorite book by Beverly Clearly is Ramona Quimby, Age 8. 🙂
I love the Mouse and the Motorcycle!!
Now you reminded me of Fifteen and The Luckiest Girl!
Wow! Great giveaway. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 was what I loved.
Ramona the Brave is my favorite one.
My daughter and I like the Ramona books.
I loved all the Ramona and Beezus books as a kid. I love seeing my girls enjoy them now too!
Romona the Brave was our fave
While I loved the Ramona books, my favorite Beverly Clearly book is Runaway Ralph. I loved imagining a Ralph flying around on his motorcycle.
I would have to go with Ramona the Brave. But all those books were great!
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
I loved Romana Quimby, Age 8
Ramona the pest
Surprisingly, I don’t think I’ve ever read one! So I HAVE to win the giveaway lol!
The Mouse and the Motorcycle and Ramona Forever. As a teacher I know have the joy of sharing her with my students! 🙂
My son has just discovered Beverly Cleary and I couldn’t be happier!!!
When I was little, I liked the books about slightly older kids than Ramona — ‘Mitch and Amy’, etc.
My favorite is Runaway Ralph.
I loved the Ramona series and would love to introduce my nieces to her.
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!
I love all of her books but especially the Ramona books. I’d love to read them to my kids.
Ramona the Brave!
the mouse and the motorcycle
That’s hard. I really don’t have a favourite.
I always loved the Ramona ones! I read them so much as a kid.
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.
Ramona books. Love the redesigned covers!
Beezus and Ramona is my favorite Beverly Cleary book
Romona was my childhood favorite. I read a few of them.
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!)
My favorite is Ramona the Pest. I can’t wait to share her books with my daughter.
Love them all, Sister of the Bride would probably be my favorite!
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.
I love Ramona and Beezus
Ramona the Pest is my favorite. My daughter loves the Ramona books.
Ramona the Pest was always my favorite as a young girl. My granddaughter needs to enjoy these books as well
My favorite book ever since I was a little girl has been the Mouse and the Motorcycle.
Hard to choose just one favorite so I will just say Ramona The Brave.
I love Strider best (the sequel to Dear Mr Henshaw). I can’t believe Beverly Cleary is still alive at 99!
Dear Mr. Henshaw. I still have my childhood copy, and it’s well worn from my multiple readings.
Are you There God, It’s me Margaret.
My favorite is Ramona The Pest. My mom used to read it to me and I read it to my daughters. 🙂
I love Ramona the Pest, because it was the book that turned my daughter into a reader.
I think I like The Strider!
They were all so great! But Ramona The Pest was one I always went back to!
Ramona the Pest
Thank you for the chance to win! Her books take me back to childhood 🙂
What is childhood without some Beverly Cleary stories? I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Ramona.
Are You There G-d, It’s Me Margaret.
We must, we must, we must increase our busts! Best line ever!
Love this! My favorite as a child was Romana the pest and now my daughters favorite is Ramona the brave! ❤️
Love Ramona series
Any and all of the Ramona books were my favorites!
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.
I loved Ramona and Beezus!
I’d love to win this for our small but growing book collection!
I don’t have a favorite since I never read any of them…gasp! Lol!
Ramona the Brave
I loved them all! It’s a wonder that I didn’t name my dog Ribsy!
Ramona the Brave
The Mouse and the Motor Cycle is my grandson’s favorite.