University of Minnesota Duluth Library

Beverly (Atlee Bunn) Cleary

1916 -

(1975 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award)

 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award was first given to its namesake in 1954 by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Between 1960 and 1980, the Wilder Award was given every five years. From 1980 to 2001, it was awarded every three years. Beginning in 2001, it has been awarded every two years. The award information was retrieved from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award website. The call numbers for the books owned by the UMD library are provided after the citation.

Author

Cleary, Beverly. (1955). Beezus and Ramona. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York: Morrow. INTR-FIC C623BAR

Ramona Quimby, the youngest character of the Henry Huggins stories, continues to be a source of embarrassment to her older sister Beezus, Henry, and her mother because of her vivid imagination.

Cleary, Beverly. (1983). Dear Mr. Henshaw. (Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky). New York: Morrow. INTR-FIC C623DE

 In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents’ divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

Cleary, Beverly. (1951). Ellen Tebbits. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York: Morrow. INTR-FIC C623EL

The part of third grade Ellen Tebbits likes most is having Austine Allen for her best friend.

Cleary, Beverly. (1961). Emily's runaway imagination. (Illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623EM

Emily decides that the town of Pitchfork needs a library, and comes up with a plan to make it happen. Can she make her dream come true?

Cleary, Beverly. (1956). Fifteen. (Illustrated by Joe and Beth Krush). New York: Morrow. INTR-FIC C623FI

A fifteen-year-old girl has her first experience with romance.

Cleary, Beverly. (1988). A girl from Yamhill : a memoir. New York: Morrow. 921 C6235c

Follows the popular children’s author from her childhood years in Oregon through high school and into young adulthood, highlighting her family life and her growing interest in writing.

Cleary, Beverly. (1952). Henry and Beezus. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York: Morrow. INTR-FIC C623HB

All Henry Huggins can think about is owning a bicycle, and he and his friend Beezus come up with various ideas to make money.

Cleary, Beverly. (1954). Henry and Ribsy. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623HR

 Henry Huggins makes a deal with his father--if Henry can keep his dog Ribsy out of trouble for a month, he can go fishing with his father. Ribsy does his best to make Henry lose the deal.

Cleary, Beverly. (1962). Henry and the clubhouse. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623HCP

Henry Huggins has enough trouble with Ramona without having to find a way out of the clubhouse with all his newspapers when he gets locked in.

Cleary, Beverly. (1957). Henry and the paper route. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623HD

 Henry receives unexpected help from pesky Ramona as he strives to get and maintain a paper route.

Cleary, Beverly. (1950). Henry Huggins. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623HE

 When Henry adopts Ribsy, a dog of no particular breed, humorous adventures follow.

Cleary, Beverly. (1959). Jean and Johnny. (Illustrated by Joe and Beth Krush). New York : W. Morrow. INTR-FIC C623JE

 Story about a teen-aged girl’s problems and pleasures in growing up.

Cleary, Beverly. (1958). The luckiest girl. New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623L

 Shelley has high hopes for her junior year of high school. Everything is going to be different. This year she is going to California to live with family friends and she will be free to run her own life. Now she’s about to discover the magic of falling in love - and a whole lot more!

Cleary, Beverly. (1984). Lucky Chuck. (Illustrated by J. Winslow Higginbottom). New York : W. Morrow. PRIM-FIC C6232LU

A young boy who throws caution and the Motor Vehicle Code to the wind during a reckless motorcycle ride is brought to his senses by a Highway Patrol officer.

Cleary, Beverly. (1967). Mitch and Amy. (Illustrated by George Porter). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623MI

 The adventures of a nine-year-old twin brother and sister who, despite constant bickering, support each other loyally at home and at school.

Cleary, Beverly. (1998, 1965). The mouse and the motorcycle. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : W. Morrow. INTR-FIC C623MOU

 A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

Cleary, Beverly. (1965). The mouse and the motorcycle. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : W. Morrow. INTR-FIC C623MO

 A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

Cleary, Beverly. (1953). Otis Spofford. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623OT

Otis Spofford likes to stir things up at school and tease the neat and well-behaved Ellen Tebbits, until she unexpectedly brings about his come-uppance.

Cleary, Beverly. (1982). Ralph S. Mouse. (Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky). New York : W. Morrow. INTR-FIC C623RAF

 Presents the further adventures of a motorcycle-riding mouse who goes to school and becomes the instigator of an investigation of rodents and the peacemaker for two lonely boys.

Cleary, Beverly. (1977). Ramona and her father. (Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C6232ra

 The family routine is upset during Ramona’s year in second grade when her father unexpectedly loses his job.

Cleary, Beverly. (1979). Ramona and her mother. (Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623RAIF

 Ramona at 7 1/2 sometimes feels discriminated against by being the youngest in the family.

Cleary, Beverly. (1984). Ramona forever. (Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623RAIG

 Ramona’s year in third grade is highlighted by the arrival of Howie’s rich uncle, a change in her after-school situation, a surprise wedding, a death and a new arrival in the family, and her father’s getting a job.

Cleary, Beverly.(1981). Ramona Quimby, age 8. (Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623RAIS

The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.

Cleary, Beverly. (1968). Ramona the pest. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623RAM

 Ramona meets lots of interesting people in kindergarten class, like Davy whom she keeps trying to kiss and Susan whose springy curls seem to ask to be pulled.

Cleary, Beverly.(1960). The real hole. (Pictures by Mry Stevens). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C6232re

 With interference and suggestions from his twin sister Janet, four-year-old Jimmy sets out to dig the biggest hole in the world.

Cleary, Beverly. (1964). Ribsy. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623RI

 Separated from his owner, Henry Huggins, in a shopping center parking lot, an ordinary city dog begins a string of bewildering adventures.

Cleary, Beverly. (1970). Runaway Ralph. (Illustrated by Louis Darling). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623RU

 Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp.

Cleary, Beverly. (1973). Socks. (Illustrated by Beatrice Darwin). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623SO

 >The happy home life of Socks, the cat, is disrupted by the addition of a new baby to the household.

Cleary, Beverly. (1991). Strider. (Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky). New York : Morrow Junior Books. INTR-FIC C623ST

In a series of diary entries, Leigh tells how he comes to terms with his parents’ divorce, acquires joint custody of an abandoned dog, and joins the track team at school.

Cleary, Beverly. (1986). Two dog biscuits. (Illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo Ryan). New York : W. Morrow. PRIM-FIC C6232TW

Four-year-old twins in search of a dog to eat their two dog biscuits find all the dogs undeserving and so they look for another recipient.

Cleary, Beverly. (2005). Two times the fun. (Illustrated by Carol Thompson). New York : HarperCollins Publishers. INTR-FIC C6232tw

 Jimmy and Janet, four-year-old twins, share the adventures of digging a hole to China, finding a worthy recipient for their dog biscuits, shopping for new shoes, and getting real beds to replace their cribs.

Author Information

Beverly (Atlee Bunn) Cleary (1916- ). (2001). In Something about the author (Vol. 121, pp. 50-62). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Beverly (Atlee Bunn) Cleary (1916- ). (1995). In Something about the author (Vol. 79, pp. 43-49). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Beverly (Bunn) Cleary (1916- ). (1986). In Something about the author (Vol. 43, pp. 53-61). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Beverly (Bunn) Cleary (1916- ). (1971). In Something about the author (Vol. 2, pp. 62-63). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Beverly Cleary (1916- ). (1971). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 20, pp. 65-82). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.

The world of Beverly Cleary http://www.beverlycleary.com/

 

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