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Top 100 Children’s Novels #24: Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary


#24 Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (1968) 68 points My fourth grade teacher gave this book to me as a Christmas present because I had a kindergarten sister. I’ve loved Beverly Cleary ever since. – Martha Sherod (Ramona is the little sister I never had but always wanted!) – Angela Krause In Anita Silvey’s […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #89: The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary


#89 The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (1967) 22 points The classic! The current popular Humphrey books (about the classroom hamster) could never be without Ralph and his motorcycle. – Gina Detate We’re only into our second round of chapter book reveals and already Beverly Cleary has made another appearance (her first being […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #94: Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary


#94 Ramona and her Father by Beverly Cleary (1977) 20 points I grew up reading the Ramona books (up to Ramona Forever). Ramona and Her Father is my favorite, and one that I try to read every Christmas. Although first published in 1977, the upheaval caused by Mr. Quimby’s unemployment remains relevant, especially today. (And […]

Fusenews: Polar bear, polar bear, what do you see?


Howdy, folks.  I’m starting off today with a little podcast-related item.  Back in the day I tried podcasting for sport.  It was fun (I had my own intro music and everything) but after a while it became clear that podcasting is a labor of love best left to the professionals with their prodigious editing skills, […]