What's New for D.E.A.R. and Beverly Cleary

New in 2016: This year, just in time for Beverly's 100th birthday on April 12th, there are special repackages of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Henry Huggins, and The Mouse and the Motorcycle, each featuring a foreword written by a notable author, plus an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself!

New in 2015: This April, drop everything and rediscover some of your favorite friends from the world of Beverly Cleary! There's a fresh, modern look for Socks and Muggie Maggie, now available in paperback…just in time for Beverly Cleary's 99th birthday! Enjoy lively new full-color jackets and black-&-white interiors.

New in 2014: Drop everything and celebrate Henry, Ribsy, and Ralph in 2014! Rediscover some of your favorite friends from the world of Beverly Cleary! There's a fresh, modern look for Ramona Quimby's pesky neighbor Henry Huggins, Henry's loyal dog Ribsy, and treasured character Ralph S. Mouse... just in time for Beverly Cleary's 98th birthday! Enjoy lively new full-color jackets and black-&-white interiors!

New in 2013: For more than 50 years, beloved author Beverly Cleary has entertained young readers with tales of Klickitat Street’s wonderful, blunderful girl...RAMONA! Her straightforward, humorous writing is treasured and timeless—capturing the hearts of young readers, aspiring authors, and everyone in between. Covering real- life situations faced by children at home and in school, Beverly Cleary’s books are as relevant today as when they were first written.

Join us as we celebrate all things Beverly Cleary in 2013!
  • Fresh, modern repackages of all eight RAMONA QUIMBY books—with new cover art and black-and-white interior illustrations—to coincide with Beverly Cleary’s 97th birthday
  • New RAMONA-inspired writing journal perfect for students ages 8 to 12 with 144 full-color pages filled with writing and drawing prompts and stickers, quizzes, and puzzles galore
  • Expanded D.E.A.R. programming for the entire month of April and beyond including common core-aligned activities, digital assets for classroom use, and live multi-city theatrical tour with the Story Pirates
New in 2012: Beezus and Ramona and all of the other books in the Ramona series are available on CD and in digital audio format, performed by Stockard Channing.
Learn more and listen to an excerpt of Beezus and Ramona here!

Rediscover the wonderful world of Beverly Cleary—from her award-winning books to her beloved characters, including Ramona, Beezus, and Henry—with your students, children, classmates, and friends. The BEVERLY CLEARY BOOKS app is the official reference guide to all things Beverly Clearly, making it an indispensable tool for new fans and for those who would like to know more! Available for Nook, Amazon, and the Android Marketplace. Download the app here.

New in 2011: This year's D.E.A.R. celebration marks Beverly Cleary's 95th birthday. Happy birthday, Beverly! In this momentous year, Beverly Cleary will serve as a judge for the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google contest, a competition in which K–12 students of U.S. schools submit their own Google doodle inspired by the theme "What I'd like to do someday." The winning student receives lots of cool prizes, and their winning doodle will appear on the Google homepage on May 20, 2011. For more information, visit here.

Now that the movie RAMONA AND BEEZUS is out on DVD and Blu-Ray, use it in your classroom, library, or home to get kids excited about Beverly Cleary's books and D.E.A.R. Day, as well as to spur discussion and bring the beloved characters to life!

New in 2010: Ramona and Beezus is in theaters! The adventures of young Ramona Quimby come to life in this all new film based on the best-selling books (over 30 million…and counting) by Beverly Cleary. Ramona's vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics are put to the test when she helps her family face its biggest challenge. Along the way, Ramona must deal with her over-achieving older sister Beezus and the on-again, off-again romance between her Aunt Bea and Bea's former beau.

Joey King, who plays Ramona in RAMONA AND BEEZUS, is the official 2010 spokesperson for D.E.A.R. Day!

New in 2009: D.E.A.R. is going green and going completely online! All you have to do to access the official D.E.A.R. Day materials is explore the rest of this comprehensive website. Start with the “Resources” section to find ideas, templates, and reproducible activities. It's so easy...and so environmentally-friendly!

New in 2008: Beverly Cleary goes hi-tech: Her beloved books are now available from HarperCollins in e-book and e-audio formats, making her one of the first children's authors to offer readers this very up-to-date feature. Enter the world of Beverly Cleary and read about Ramona, Beezus, Henry, and Ribsy using your e-reader, computer, or portable media device. Visit harpercollinschildrens.com for more information and to download a classic title now.




Art by Jacqueline Rogers. © 2013 HarperCollins Publishers.