Happy Birthday Beverly Cleary

Tomorrow, let us all eat cake!

Why? Because none other than Ramona Quimby has invited me to a party to celebrate the birthday of Beverly Cleary!

The best part of this party, is that its all about reading and books! Cake, icing AND books? Oh, thank you Ramona Quimby (and Beverly Cleary, too!)

So, I am counting down these these last 24 hours. Not just because of the party, but because it is a National Reading Holiday! A sanctioned excuse to spend my day with books and nothing but books. Children’s books.

Tomorrow is Drop Everything and Read Day, aka D.E.A.R. Day!

drop eveything and read dayImage Text:  Ramona Quimby invites you to celebrate National D.E.A.R. Day on April 12th, the birthday of beloved children’s book author Beverly Cleary. National D.E.A.R. Day is a special celebration to encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a priority. Show your support and spread the love of reading to your family and friends!

If you go to the DropEverythingAndRead website, you can read an excerpt from Beezus and Ramona, the first book in the Ramona series.

How cool is that?! I feel like The Luckiest Girl. Today I am piling – I mean lining – up all of the children’s books I want to read so I can Drop Everything and Read! Wow, reading all day – to celebrate a birthday AND the joy of sharing children’s books together

[amazon_link id=”0380709139″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Ellen Tebbits[/amazon_link]How ’bout you? Have you written a post for Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day? do you have reading plans? Do you have a favorite Beverly Cleary book or character? [In our house its Ellen Tebbits!]

We’d love to read your posts and learn about your D.E.A.R. plans. Add your posts to our inLinkz box and/or your books in the comments and we’ll pull them all into the main post in the next few days.

My thanks to HarperCollins for the email and the image!

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