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Beezus and Ramona
Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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This is the first title in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona's sister, Beezus, tries very hard to be patient, but how many nine-year-old girls have to put up with their embarrassing, annoying little four-year-old sisters? Sisters are supposed to love each other, but pesky little Ramona just doesn't seem very lovable to Beezus. Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors and has won many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. Beezus and Ramona is being published to coincide with the publication of the lastest Ramona title, Ramona's World.
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Aimeesue
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I had to pick as many tomatoes as possible yesterday, because when I was letting the dogs out in the morning I caught a squirrel out in a tomato pot and when I went out onto the deck, I found a whole pile of tomatoes - all with one bite out of them. Somebody thinks she's Ramona Quimby. 😂

AlaMich Our squirrels take a bite and then leave them on top of the fence, just to make sure we see them! Drives my wife insane. 😆 1mo
Aimeesue @AlaMich Bad Squirrels! 😂😂😂 1mo
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Makenziebrumfield
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“Beatrice, or Beezus (as everyone called her, because that was what Ramona has called her when she first learned to talk), knew other nine-year-old girls who had little sister who went to nursery school, but she did not know anyone with a little sister like Ramona.”

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Makenziebrumfield
Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary

A great chapter book for children to be able to relate to. Many children have siblings that, a lot of the time, they don‘t get along with. I think children would really enjoy this book for that reason.

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Makenziebrumfield
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Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
I remember reading this book when I was a child, and absolutely loved it. This is a book that I could definitely relate to as a child; me and my sister have exact opposite personalities. However, no matter how many fights we got in, we always loved and cared for each other.

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MallenNC
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Happy 103rd birthday to Beverly Cleary! Her books made me a reader and they are still enjoyable many years after I first read them.

Reviewsbylola Love the Ramona books! 4mo
MallenNC @Reviewsbylola I have such nostalgia for them. 4mo
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Christinak
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Beatrice Quimby‘s biggest problem was her little sister Ramona. Beatrice, or Beezus (as everyone called her, because that was what Ramona had called her when she first learned to talk), knew other nine-year-old girls who had little sisters who went to nursery school, but she did not know anyone with a little sister like Ramona. #QuotsyApr19 #sibling

rretzler Love Bezus and Ramona and Henry and Ribsey. Might have to do a reread one of these days. My kids are too old for the book and way to young to give me grandkids 🤣 4mo
Reecaspieces Ramona is one of my favorite characters ever!! 4mo
gradcat Awww, you‘ve punched me right in the heart with this one...those books were my some of my best friends when I was very young. 🥰 4mo
ephemeralwaltz Love love love! 4mo
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Allthebookclubs
Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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Loved reading this with my 6 year old, who became a big sister last year and gets exasperated with her little brother when he gets into her things!! Beverly Cleary is timeless and her books are a right of passage. Book 9 of 2019

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UwannaPublishme
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Stockard Channing‘s performance of this narration is a hoot! 😁🙌🏻 She gives each character such a uniquely animated and entertaining voice that it really brought this adorable story of sibling rivalry to life. I ❤️ Ramona! Now I have to listen to the entire series.
Does anyone else remember watching The Stockard Channing Show way back when? 🤔

rubyslippersreads I don‘t remember the show, but I do remember a funny TV movie she did called The Girl Most Likely To. 6mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads Ha! Oh yes, I remember that movie. You always come up with these hidden gems. 😁I think she did 2 TV series, but both didn‘t last very long. 6mo
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Allthebookclubs
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I am very excited to start this collection with my six-year-old. And I am a little more excited now that I see who is reading this!

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Bookishgal71
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Love revisiting some of my childhood favorites with my 10 year old. She enjoys them as much as I did!

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emtobiasz
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I am delighted by how much I loved this book. The only Ramona book I read growing up was Ramona and her Father, which I thought was okay. I‘m glad I revisited this in audio— Stockard Channing is a great reader (loved the voices for everyone but Henry Huggins) and I see so many Ramonas each week at the library 😉

Zelma I loved these books as a kid. Ramona the Pest was my favorite. 10mo
Blaire I love all of these! My son and I recently reread the whole series and he fell in love too! 10mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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#31bookpics | Day 18

I don't do #Audiobooks atm but my commutes contain a lot of bookish listening, mainly #BookishPodcasts! I wanted to use this to tell you guys about the fairly new @ssrpod - Sustained Silent Reading OR Shit She Read 😂
It's a weekly discussion about well-known books we bookworms love and reminisce about from our childhood and teen years. The most recent episode is about the Ramona Quimby series ❤️

ephemeralwaltz I'm having a great time listening and thinking about these stories from an adult perspective! 10mo
Trashcanman I can't seem to do them ever, because when I do it feels like I'm hearing three voices. It sucks. 10mo
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ahoffkosik
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Episode 18 of my podcast is a total sister act! Guest Penny Luksic and I break down all the antics and arguments of OG sister sister duo Beezus and Ramona Quimby in our conversation about the first book in Beverly Cleary‘s beloved series. Penny and I share our own sibling experiences, chat about the lack of diversity in books of this era (written in 1955!), and debate which of Ramona‘s pesty antics is most annoying. link to listen in bio! 🎧

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howjessreads
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My own dramatic child is lying on the couch with her tragically sore throat, watching Beezus & Ramona for the umpteenth time.

She‘s read the whole series to pieces too. Sometimes I think she relates to Ramona just a bit much. 🤣

JaclynW This is great! 😄 11mo
LeahBergen Oh my! 😂😂 11mo
emilyhaldi This is too much 😂 11mo
mabell 😂 Poor girl! I hope she feels better soon! 11mo
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Mandigolightly
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I‘m taking some training classes at an out of town library today, and look at how cute their statue is!

GingerAntics Aww 12mo
Linear So detailed. Did the book have readable words in it? That's so cool. 12mo
Mandigolightly @Linear no but it was gorgeous 12mo
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keys_on_fire
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#ThrowbackThursday
I grew up reading Beverly Cleary and this was the one that started it for me. I had a younger brother, but I could still identify with Beezus, because Ramona was so rotten 😂

Ramona is so endearing though, and that must have been pretty obvious, as there were at least 7 more books in the series. If I had children, these would be ones I would read to them!

Reecaspieces Loved Ramona! My favorite besides 13mo
keys_on_fire @Reecaspieces I never read those! I should put them on my list. Thanks! 13mo
shellleigh33 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
elyseh Omg I used to LOVE these! 13mo
keys_on_fire @elyseh I reread them from time to time. I feel like there are certain literary characters that became my friends and I have to visit them 😂😂 13mo
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smilingshelves
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I am loving revisiting Ramona with this audio collection. It has all of the Ramona books, read by Stockard Channing. I haven't read these since I was a kid, and this is a fun way to reread them!

LibrarianRyan I bet she is an AWESOME narrator 14mo
smilingshelves @LibrarianRyan She definitely is! 14mo
UwannaPublishme I love Stockard! 😊🙌🏻 13mo
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amber_ldsmom
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asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 1y
BiblioTori I love these books! Welcome to Litsy! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1y
vkois88 🤗🤗🤗 1y
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vkois88
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When I was really little, I LOVED this pair of #siblings. Ramona is the pesky little sister (as was I) with a vivid imagination, while Beezus is the straight-laced daughter. I remember thinking how much I loved their family dynamic... okay, maybe not in those words, but y'all know what I mean 😉 I can't wait for Peanut to get old enough to introduce her to the Quimbys #MagicalMarch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

MinDea I loved these when I was younger too! 1y
vkois88 @mindea I loved the show, too! I had a few episodes on VHS that I would watch over and over 😊 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How did I miss this?!?! 💛💛 1y
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amber_ldsmom OMG, Ramona was what got me hooked on reading! We have the audible collection now and listen to it in the car as a family. Ramona is doubly funny now that I‘m a parent! 1y
vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I posted it super late lol 💛💛 @amber_ldsmom OMG I NEED TO GET THE AUDIOBOOKS!!! I would love to share them with her. Or, you know, just because lol 1y
amber_ldsmom @vkois88 YES, GET THEM!!!!! My kids loves them! You‘re never too young or too old for Ramona. 😍 1y
vkois88 @amber_ldsmom I'll have to look them up 😊 Thank you for letting me know they are out there! 1y
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Ash11hope
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I HAD THIS BOOK WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!!!
Ramona and beezus was my favorite movie also.
Kinda wanna rebuy the book since it got ruined and lost it, its such a good book!!! 😍😍💖
I love collecting books I loved as a kid
Anyone else do the same thing??? :)

Clwojick I starting a small collection for when we did the #ThrowbackReadathon last month, and I‘ve kind of just kept collecting. Lol 1y
Ash11hope @Clwojick how Awesome!!! Aha 😄 1y
Alfoster Yes! Read this to one of my granddaughters! So much fun!😍 1y
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Ash11hope @Alfoster How Awesome!!! 😄💖 1y
readinginthedark I never saw the movie, but I loved this book series! 1y
Ash11hope @readinginthedark The movie was pretty cool honestly, haven't seen it in years but might try to get a DVD, and I agree, the books are pretty Awesome too 😄💖 1y
vkois88 I have several of the books from when I was a child (most of them were kept in storage... and what wasn't, I have been slowly trying to replace) that are shelved for my daughter when she's older. Plus some picture books that we read now. 1y
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Blaire
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My favorite girls! #girlsjustwannahavefun. I love beezus and Ramona and especially the antics Ramona gets into when she makes her own fun. The picture is me and my sister at ages 8 and 5. #imagination #fiercefeb

LeahBergen I love your snazzy shirts! 😂 So cute! 2y
Cinfhen That picture made me laugh 😂 adorable 💕 2y
Blaire @LeahBergen @cinfhen right - it‘s so 1987. I love all the pics we took that day. 2y
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batsy Adorable! Love that picture :) 2y
mrp27 😂💕 2y
Blaire @mrp27 80s poses. 😂 2y
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umbrellagirl
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Two of my favourite literary siblings, Ramona and Beezus Quimby #jasuary16 @Jas16

Jas16 Love them! Great pick! Thank you for entering. 2y
umbrellagirl @Jas16 Thank you for hosting! 2y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Joanne1 Oh wow, that should keep them going. We love the Ivy and Bean books here. 2y
ReadingSusan Ahhhh so many good books 💕💕 Best mom ever! 2y
ClairesReads Wow lucky kids! I loved the Boxcar Children books when I was a kid 2y
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Krisjericho
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I saw the idea for the #throwbackreadathon, and I‘m not going to be able to do it during that timeframe because I‘ll be back in school for spring semester, so I‘m doing my own version. :) This book is also helping me #gothroughmonday, so I‘ll post it for my #survivingdecember prompt, too! @writerlibrarian #getthroughmonday

Clwojick Yay!! 2y
monalyisha Awesome! Make it work & you do you.✌🏻(Also, I listened to “Ramona the Pest” on audio recently; Stockard Channing narrates. Man, it‘s so good.) 2y
LibrarianJen These are still popular with my 3rd and 4th graders. 💖 2y
DrexEdit I was a Beverly Cleary junkie in grade school! 😊 2y
Bookladylinda OMG!!! I loved reading Beverly Cleary when I was a kid. 😍😍 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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My #sister and I took my nephews apple picking today. ❤️🍎👭

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like a great time was had by all! 2y
PenguinInFlight @Riveted_Reader_Melissa We did! It was an absolutely gorgeous day, and we picked 36 lbs of apples! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @PenguinInFlight Wow! That's a lot of apples! 2y
Theresa Great picture!! 2y
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Sarahandhella
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1. Saw it somewhere- but it wouldn't work on my "ancient" iPhone 4, until I got new phone in July.
2. In 3rd grade.
3. Beverly Clearly books, Judy Blume, and BSC books
4. Hunger by Roxane Gay
5. Game of Thrones on HBO, garage sales, Star Wars, movies in general
6. GoT, soon Call the Midwife!
7. Lemony Snicket
8. Goodreads
9. Nope
10. 3rd Grade teacher- Mrs. Nordquist, and Beverly Clearly :)
#10questions @LazyOwl

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Skybariline
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I remember loving the Ramona series as a child. Four-year-old Ramona's bad behavior annoys her older sister Beezus, but their relationship is relatable to anyone who has struggled with, or embraced, their own sibling relationship. Great audiobook narration by Stockard Channing.

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Kelly
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When, exactly, did we change how we spelled "cookie?" This book is from 1955 and I've a cookbook from that time spelling it with just a "y," too.

Kelly This research rabbit hole will require a blog post I think. 2y
mrp27 Interesting! 2y
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Kelly
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new series of summer: Ramonnnnnnaaaaaaa. I know these will hold up and am ready for them.

MallenNC I've reread three of them in recent years and they really do hold up! Enjoy. 2y
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Andrea313
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What kind of judgemental hack is this Miss Robbins anyway?! "Bowwow in a Balloon" sounds like the title of a modern art masterpiece. #JubilantJuly #Onomatopoeia #BeverlyCleary

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Blaire
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We are road trip ready! We are deep into the Ramona books (on book 4) and I think the whole family will enjoy listening to them. Stockard Channing is the narrator! Also someone recently mentioned that their son would never read a "girl" book. This is one of my major grrrs. I have purposely tried to ensure my son reads books with all kinds of characters from a variety of backgrounds. #nostalgia #ramonaisthebest

Centique I'm the same with my son. So far it's working (he's 7) but im constantly pushing back when other kids tell him what is "girls stuff". And I LOVE Ramona. ?? 2y
Blaire @Centique yes! I push back on all that stuff too. It starts so early. 2y
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howjessreads
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Judging books by their covers - the Beezus and Ramona edition! Naturally, she prefers the movie cover. 😜

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janeycanuck
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I discovered this #LittleFreeLibrary last weekend while taking my dog on an epic walk. I was in the neighbourhood today while running errands so stopped by and saw one of my favourite childhood authors inside! I was also able to leave a few books that I'm done with and am happy to have found somewhere to pass books onto! #riotgrams

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AccioAlltheBooks
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A rare moment when I wasn't completely infuriated by my own "Ramona" (that's me with the boy haircut on the right circa 1990). ?#aprilbookshowers #siblings #sisters

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howjessreads
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We will be very busy next weekend with church and birthday celebrations, so we did Easter egg dyeing and Easter baskets today. I am super anti-plastic grass all over my house, so they are a little boring looking. But they have lots of fun stuff! They were each supposed to have an activity book each too, but I caved and gave those early a few weeks ago. 😜

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lildeb_8
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I read this to my second grade library class. This book is so funny. Anyone who has a younger sibling will enjoy this book.

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DarcysMom
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Proud of my kiddo! This is one of the first big chapter books she has read to herself. It is also her first foray into reading a series. She has been slower to embrace reading than I was, so I am pleased as pleased can be with her progress.

saresmoore 👏 Great work! 2y
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LittlePixels
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It makes this mama's heart do a happy dance when I hear (after we've already read together for 1/2 hr!) "can I please read some more in bed?" Yes! Yes you may! Bedtime be damned, my daughter wants to read! ???? #raisingreaders

scripturient 😍😍😍👍🏻 3y
Abailliekaras Ramona is the best! I still remember the hard boiled egg story 😂 3y
LittlePixels @Abailliekaras I always remember Ramona and the "Nosmo king" sign. ? It's so neat being able to share my childhood favorites with my daughter. ❤️ 3y
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Blaire
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This was the first chapter book I read completely on my own in grade 1 and I fell in love with the series. Clearly captures the dynamic between siblings so well and how you don't have to feel love for them all the time. My son, however, thought beezus was mean to Ramona. Also love that Ramona is into books about steam shovels and is always wearing overalls. Refreshing after all the princesses we see today. #kidlit #stronggirls

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Dragon
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#17booklove #picturebooks. This is a chapter book but I love the illustrations. Ramona is the epitome of pesky little sister. ( okay I'm the older sister and my younger sister thinks Beezus is the pesky older sister)

Hooked_on_books Ramona forever! 3y
Dragon Thanks @Hooked__on__books 👍🐉 3y
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limada
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Feeling the need for light, fluffy reading so I'm choosing to relive my childhood. 8 Ramona Quimby books coming up in the near future. #childhoodidol

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drbethandherkindle
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today's teatime is greatly improved by the presence of ma seesta…working on getting her to join us on Litsy! #bookishfamilies

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Reviewsbylola
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When your kids can't even read yet but you buy them a bunch of books for when they're older. 😂 I am so disappointed I didn't buy them the Roald Dahl set when Costco had it. #costcohaul

BookishMarginalia You can start reading those to them a lot earlier than they can read for themselves too! 3y
RiotMom I agree with @BookishMarginalia! I found a box set of Magic School Bus novels that are too old for my son now, but he loves having them read to him. We read one about germs and now he runs around yelling "THE FUNGUS AMONG US!" 3y
BookishMarginalia @RiotMom 😂😂😂 3y
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Lmstraubie Totally agree with @BookishMarginalia #beverlycleary books make for excellent read alouds ☺ 3y
TheWordJar I neeeed that Beverly Cleary set!!! I bought the Shakespeare books for mine, and my daughter devoured them! She loved all the drama! 3y
Reviewsbylola I was wondering if maybe my 4 year old would like these read aloud to her. Good idea! @RiotMom @BookishMarginalia @lmstraubie 3y
Reviewsbylola My Costco had a ton of the Beverly Cleary! @TheWordJar 3y
rachellayown 👍👍👍 3y
minkyb Slippery slope my dear but so worthwhile! 3y
AThousandLives87 I did this too! 3y
josie281 St Nick brought those Shakespeare ones to my daughter. She loved them! 3y
sherryvdh I do this too! I figure I'm just budgeting for the long term. #literaryprepper 3y
Reviewsbylola Glad I'm not the only one. They have an entire bookshelf in my basement for when they're older. @AThousandLives87 @sherryvdh 3y
Mtroiano LOVE the Shakespeare Stories! 3y
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megnews
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#TBT to Christmas 2004. My eldest opens her annual "book box."

LauraBeth 💕💕 3y
irre I love the idea of annual book box. Santa always brings a book for everyone when he visits our house on Christmas Eve. 3y
megnews @irre My mom gives them a shared Christmas book every Christmas Eve. As a kid, I always got a book box every Christmas and I've carried on the tradition with my kids. I hope they will pass it on. 3y
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schmia
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I choked up when my younger sister talked in her toast at my wedding about how she remembered loving when I read this book to her when she was little. I loved all the Ramona books, but as the oldest of 6 kids most enjoyed the book from Beezus' perspective. Being the oldest kid seeing younger sibs get away with more than you ever would feels too real - but like Beezus realizes watching her mom and aunt, the sibling bond is actually pretty great.

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Krisjericho
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"I am TOO a Merry Sunshine!" Oh, Ramona, I feel ya. I feel ya so hard, my friend. #childprotagonists #photoadaynov16

valeriegeary Love me some Ramona! 3y
KVanRead ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Linsy 💖 3y
beagle.mama My face just a bit ago as admin brings in a group that was supposed to be here at the end of the day....as we were walking out to PE 3y
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