Beverly Cleary

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

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Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone back to work so that Mr. Quimby can return to school, and Ramona is expected to be good for Mrs. Kemp while her parents are away, to be brave enough to ride the school bus by herself, and to put up with being teased by Danny the Yard Ape. In Ramona’s world, being eight isn’t easy, but it’s never dull!


In this Newbery Honor Book, Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles Ramona’s experiences.

 Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Ramona Forever

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Life can move pretty fast—especially when you're in the third grade, your teenage sister's moods drive you crazy, and your mom has a suspicious secret she just won't share. Plus, Mr. Quimby's new job offer could have the entire family relocating. It's a lot to handle for Ramona. But whatever trial comes her way, Ramona can count on one thing for sure—she'll always be Ramona…forever!


Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary continues to amuse readers with her wonderful, blunderful Ramona Quimby!

 Ramona Forever

Ramona the Brave (Unabridged)

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Ramona is happy to have a new bedroom all to herself - during the day, at least. It's not as easy to be brave when there might be ghostly, boneless gorillas oozing under the door at night. Then there is the big, mean dog that steals Ramona's shoe on her way to school. Any other first grader might be frightened.

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Lexile: 
820L
Length: 
02:18
Ramona the Brave (Unabridged)

Ralph S. Mouse (Unabridged)

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When Ralph and his pesky cousins accidentally make a mess at the Mountain View Inn, Ralph decides that he'd better take his motorcycle and leave. He persuades his young pal Ryan to take him to school, where Ralph is an instant hit with Ryan's classmates. But Ralph doesn't like being told what to do. Worse than that, his precious motorcycle gets broken. Is Ralph stuck at school forever?

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
860L
Length: 
01:56
Ralph S. Mouse (Unabridged)

Ramona's World (Unabridged)

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The Best Year Ever!

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Lexile: 
750L
Length: 
02:58
Ramona's World (Unabridged)

Henry and Beezus (Unabridged)

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Henry Huggins is saving up for the bicycle of his dreams, but his plans to earn money don't work out quite as planned. From selling bubble gum on the playground to helping out with his friend Scooter's paper route, everything Henry tries seems to lead to trouble. Luckily, Henry's neighborhood friend, Beezus Quimby, is ready to step in and lend a hand.

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
730L
Length: 
02:31
Henry and Beezus (Unabridged)

Dear Mr. Henshaw (Unabridged)

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Dear Mr. Henshaw,

I wish somebody would stop stealing the good stuff out of my lunchbag. I guess I wish a lot of other things, too. I wish someday Dad and Bandit would pull up in front in the rig ... Dad would yell out of the cab, "Come on, Leigh. Hop in and I'll give you a lift to school."

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Lexile: 
910L
Length: 
01:45
Dear Mr. Henshaw (Unabridged)

Runaway Ralph (Unabridged)

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Fed up with his family, Ralph decides to hop on his motorcycle and head down the road to Happy Acres Camp. Unfortunately, life at camp is not all peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches! A strict watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and a troubled boy named Garf keep Ralph on his toes and away from his precious motorcycle.

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Lexile: 
890L
Length: 
02:27
Runaway Ralph (Unabridged)

Ramona and Her Father (Unabridged)

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When her father loses his job, Ramona decides to help out. Maybe she could earn a million dollars making a TV commercial, or get her father to stop smoking to save money (and his lungs). She is full of ideas. Some work, some don't. But when her father says he wouldn't trade her for a million dollars, Ramona knows all is right in her world.

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Lexile: 
840L
Length: 
02:08
Ramona and Her Father (Unabridged)

Henry and Ribsy (Unabridged)

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At last, Henry Huggins's father has promised to take him fishing, on one condition. Henry's dog, Ribsy, has been in all sorts of trouble lately, from running off with the neighbor's barbecue roast to stealing a policeman's lunch.

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
740L
Length: 
02:31
Henry and Ribsy (Unabridged)

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