Today is “Drop Everything and Read Day”

As a little girl, I loved the Ramona books (Ramona the Pest, Beezus and Ramona, and more) — in fact, they are the first chapter books I remember reading (there were others, I'm sure, but these stand out in my adult mind). Their author, Beverly Cleary, turns 90 today, and in celebration, the National Education Association and other sponsors have declared it to be "Drop Everything and Read Day." [Thanks, Margaret, for the tip.]

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  1. Dawn says

    What a great website, I have no idea how long I have spent reading on here. I love these books too. For the past couple of years I have been picking up books that I used to enjoy reading at thrift stores. The Ramona books I doubt my son will be interested in but I have Encyclopedia Brown and others that I am hoping he will like. My son is 5. I have added your site to my blogroll too.