Beverly Cleary: Best Books : Pop Culture Happy Hour Legendary children's author Beverly Cleary died last week at the age of 104. Cleary wrote more than 40 books over about 50 years. Her characters, like Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, entertained kids for decades. So we decided to talk about some of Cleary's essential books.
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Beverly Cleary's Essential Books

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Beverly Cleary's Essential Books

Beverly Cleary's Essential Books

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Author Beverly Cleary created numerous memorable characters including Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse. San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images hide caption

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Author Beverly Cleary created numerous memorable characters including Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse.

San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images

Legendary children's author Beverly Cleary died last week at the age of 104. Cleary wrote more than 40 books over about 50 years. Her characters, like Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, entertained kids for decades. So we decided to talk about some of Cleary's essential books:

The audio was produced by Candice Lim and edited by Jessica Reedy.