April 13, 2010

A good book makes all the difference

In honor of National Library Week (You know I'm a fan of libraries!), I'd like to honor one of my favorite librarians who just happened to turn 93 years old yesterday.
If any of you got your love of reading at an early age, you most likely have Beverly Cleary to thank for it. Way back in 1951, frustrated with the lack of children's literature available at her library, Cleary wrote Henry Huggins. She followed this up with over 30 additional books including my personal favorite, Beezus and Ramona (although as an older sister, my sympathies always lay with Beezus).

Happy Birthday to the best thing to happen to the children's section of the library since mice learned to ride motorcycles.

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