Beverly Cleary
Beverly Cleary was an American author of children’s books. Born in April 12th, 1916 she sadly passed on the 25th of March, 2021.

She wrote the Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby series. Cleary lived on a farm in Yamhill, Oregon; a town that didn’t even have a library. Despite this, Beverly loved to read, and her mother had the Oregon State Library send books to Yamhill. Soon, her family would move to Portland, where she went to school. Beverly’s first full-time job was as a librarian in Yakima, Washington where she observed children looking for the same kind of books she had looked for herself at their age – books about children themselves. She began writing books for children in order to give young readers something to relate to.

Beverly Cleary’s first book was Henry Huggins, published in 1950. Beverly has won numerous book awards and honours in her career, including the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. Below is a list of Beverly Cleary’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Henry Huggins Books

Henry Huggins (1950)Description / Buy at
Henry and Beezus (1952)Description / Buy at
Henry and Ribsy (1953)Description / Buy at
Henry and the Paper Route (1957)Description / Buy at
Henry and the Clubhouse (1962)Description / Buy at
Ribsy (1964)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Ellen & Otis Books

Publication Order of Ramona Quimby Books

Beezus and Ramona (1955)Description / Buy at
Ramona the Pest (1968)Description / Buy at
Ramona the Brave (1975)Description / Buy at
Ramona and Her Father (1977)Description / Buy at
Ramona and Her Mother (1979)Description / Buy at
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1981)Description / Buy at
Ramona Forever (1984)Description / Buy at
Ramona's World (1999)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Ramona Quimby Non-Fiction Books

The Beezus and Ramona Diary (1986)Description / Buy at
Just for Me (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of First Love Books

Fifteen (1956)Description / Buy at
The Luckiest Girl (1958)Description / Buy at
Jean and Johnny (1959)Description / Buy at
Sister of the Bride (1963)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Ralph S. Mouse Books

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1965)Description / Buy at
Runaway Ralph (1970)Description / Buy at
Ralph S. Mouse (1982)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Leigh Botts Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Beaver and Wally (1961)Description / Buy at
Emily's Runaway Imagination (1961)Description / Buy at
Here's Beaver! (1961)Description / Buy at
Ribsy and the P.T.A. (1963)Description / Buy at
Mitch and Amy (1967)Description / Buy at
Socks (1973)Description / Buy at
Leave It to Beaver (1978)Description / Buy at
Young Love (1982)Description / Buy at
Lucky Chuck (1984)Description / Buy at
Here Come The Twins (1989)Description / Buy at
The Twins Again (1989)Description / Buy at
Mouse House Trio (1989)Description / Buy at
Muggie Maggie (1990)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Two Times the Fun (2005)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Hullabaloo ABC (1960)Description / Buy at
The Real Hole (1960)Description / Buy at
Two Dog Biscuits (1986)Description / Buy at
Janet's Thingamajigs (1987)Description / Buy at
The Growing-Up Feet (1987)Description / Buy at
Petey's Bedtime Story (1993)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Girl from Yamhill (1988)Description / Buy at
My Own Two Feet (1995)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Avon Camelot Books

Lottie & Lisa (By: Erich Kastner) (1952)Description / Buy at
Summerdog Comes Home (By: George Albert Zabriskie) (1980)Description / Buy at
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (By: Mike Thaler) (1981)Description / Buy at
Baseball Fever (By: Ray Cruz,Johanna Hurwitz) (1981)Description / Buy at
The Trouble with Tuck (By: Theodore Taylor) (1981)Description / Buy at
Irma and Jerry (By: George Selden) (1982)Description / Buy at
Basic Fun (By: Susan Drake Lipscomb,Margaret Ann Zusnich) (1982)Description / Buy at
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard) (1983)Description / Buy at
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: Jerome Beatty Jr.) (1983)Description / Buy at
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You (By: Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at
Rich Mitch (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1983)Description / Buy at
Summerdog (By: Thom Roberts) (1983)Description / Buy at
Bet You Can't! (By: Kathy Darling,Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at
The Earth is Flat--And Other Great Mistakes (By: Laurence Pringle) (1983)Description / Buy at
Behind the Attic Wall (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1983)Description / Buy at
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: Bruce Curtis,Stephanie Young) (1984)Description / Buy at
Gremlins (By: George Gipe) (1984)Description / Buy at
Maura's Angel (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1984)Description / Buy at
The Jellyfish Season (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1985)Description / Buy at
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: Andrew Glass,Catherine Edwards Sadler) (1985)Description / Buy at
Get Rich Mitch! (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1985)Description / Buy at
Mystery of the Melted Diamonds (By: Carol Farley) (1986)Description / Buy at
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: George E. Stanley) (1986)Description / Buy at
Moroccan Mystery (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at
Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (By: Steve Senn) (1986)Description / Buy at
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: Tim Schoch) (1986)Description / Buy at
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: Joan Eckstein) (1987)Description / Buy at
The Codebreaker Kids (By: George E. Stanley) (1987)Description / Buy at
Summer Camp Creeps (By: Tim Schoch) (1987)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Lost Look-Alike (By: Carol Farley) (1988)Description / Buy at
Breezy (By: Leda Blumberg) (1988)Description / Buy at
Racing the Sun (By: Paul Pitts) (1988)Description / Buy at
Anne Frank (By: Johanna Hurwitz) (1989)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Vanishing Villain (By: Carol Farley) (1990)Description / Buy at
Something Upstairs (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at
Ghost Brother (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at
A Haunting in Williamsburg (By: Lou Kassem) (1990)Description / Buy at
The Best Ever Kids' Book of Lists (By: Eugenie Allen) (1991)Description / Buy at
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents (By: Louis Phillips) (1992)Description / Buy at
The Adventures of King Midas (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1992)Description / Buy at
Tons of Trash (By: Joan Rattner Heilman) (1992)Description / Buy at
Maria, a Christmas Story (By: Theodore Taylor) (1992)Description / Buy at
How to Travel Through Time (By: James M. Deem) (1993)Description / Buy at
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1993)Description / Buy at
Beardance (By: Will Hobbs) (1993)Description / Buy at
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart) (1993)Description / Buy at
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: Mike Thaler) (1994)Description / Buy at
The Mummy's Curse (By: Daniel Cohen) (1994)Description / Buy at
Super Snoop Sam Snout and the Case of the Missing Marble (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (1994)Description / Buy at
Main Street (By: Susan Kirby) (1994)Description / Buy at
Comet Luck (By: Madge Harrah) (1994)Description / Buy at
Kwanzaa (By: Mildred Pitts Walter) (1995)Description / Buy at
Vampire Mom (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at
My Own Two Feet (1995)Description / Buy at
Spookhouse (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at
Harry the Poisonous Centipede (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1996)Description / Buy at
Going for the Gold: Shannon Miller (By: Septima Green) (1996)Description / Buy at
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: Lila Perl,Marion Blumenthal Lazan) (1996)Description / Buy at
Zombie Queen (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at
Freak Show (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at
Going to Net (By: Various) (1996)Description / Buy at
Tracks in the Snow (By: Lucy Jane Bledsoe) (1997)Description / Buy at
Danger Along the Ohio (By: Patricia Willis) (1997)Description / Buy at
Lasting Echoes (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1997)Description / Buy at
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War (By: Anita Lobel) (1998)Description / Buy at
Night of the Chupacabras (By: Marie G. Lee) (1998)Description / Buy at
As Ever, Gordy (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1998)Description / Buy at
Becoming Felix (By: Nancy Hope Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at
Breakaway (By: Kimberley Griffiths Little) (1998)Description / Buy at
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: Dawn Knight) (1998)Description / Buy at
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: Jacqueline Shannon) (1998)Description / Buy at
Leaving Summer (By: Donal Harding) (1998)Description / Buy at
Flea Circus Summer (By: Cheryl Ware) (1998)Description / Buy at
Calling Me Home (By: Patricia Hermes) (1998)Description / Buy at
The Pizza That Time Forgot (By: William DeAndrea,Matthew Deandrea) (1999)Description / Buy at
Love Me, Love My Broccoli (By: Julie Anne Peters) (1999)Description / Buy at
Get on the Net (By: Robert Pondiscio) (1999)Description / Buy at
Don't Try This at Home! (By: Vicki Cobb) (1999)Description / Buy at
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at
A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights (By: Kathleen Krull) (1999)Description / Buy at
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at
Green Mango Magic (By: Sylvie Hossack) (1999)Description / Buy at
All the Answers (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (2000)Description / Buy at
Can of Worms (By: Kathy MacKel) (2000)Description / Buy at
Orphan Journey Home (By: Liza Ketchum) (2000)Description / Buy at
Bearstone (By: Will Hobbs) (2000)Description / Buy at
Alice-by-Accident (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (2000)Description / Buy at
Death at Devil's Bridge (By: Cynthia C. DeFelice) (2000)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

It's Fine to Be Nine(2000)Description / Buy at
It's Heaven to Be Seven(2000)Description / Buy at
It's Great to Be Eight(2000)Description / Buy at

If You Like Beverly Cleary Books, You’ll Love…

Beverly Cleary Synopsis: Two Times the Fun by Beverly Cleary is four separate picture books (The Real Hole, Two Dog Biscuits, The Growing-Up Feet and Janet’s Thingamajigs) re-illustrated and collected into a single volume. Jimmy and Janet are twins who aren’t so much alike. Jimmy has the idea to dig a hole, using a real shovel that grown-ups would use. While he’s digging, Janet, his sister, pretends to be a bird. Despite some differences, both of the twins love to be silly, wearing new boots and talking to the mailman, Mr. Lemon.

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2 Responses to “Order of Beverly Cleary Books”

  1. Mabel Smith: 3 years ago

    Will forever remember a book report given on the book, “Ramona the Pest” by one of my students. This is when I fell in love with the work of Beverly Cleary. Students mother was a kindergarten teacher at the school also. She overheard her daughter preparing for her presentation. She stood outside the classroom door and listened. She was so proud. Her comment to me, “I don’t know what you did to bring her out!” My response, “Beverly Cleary did it all!” Upon hearing of her death at 104 years old. I rushed to purchase more books. I love Beverly Clearly. She brought a shy student out.


  2. markvs: 5 years ago

    Beverly Cleary was one of the first authors that I introduced to my first class in 1972. Today, I gave a Beverly Cleary book; My Own Two Feet, to my 92 year old in-laws. Thank you Beverly


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