Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Happy 100, Beverly Clearly!

A good portion of Beverly Cleary's 100 years have been spent writing books children love.  

One hundred years ago today, Beverly Atlee Bunn was born in McMinnville Oregon to a farmer and a teacher.  She lived on their farm near Yam Hill until she was six years old. 

At that time she and her parents moved to Portland.  Her childhood home is still there

The city of Portland, where she worked as a librarian, has honored her beloved characters, Ramona, Henry, and Ribsy by placing them in the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden for Children.

 Mrs. Cleary has won numerous awards for her writing over the years, including two Newbery Honor books and over 35 state awards. 

  Please post which of her books has touched your heart.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Visual Story Maps

My terrific Children's Literature class at ORU put their creative minds to work and created some visual story maps you'll enjoy.