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Beverly Cleary at 100: All the Tributes

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Today, to-day, children’s literature legend Beverly Cleary turns 100 year old. The media has taken notice:

Book Riot: 100 Awesome Things About Beverly Cleary on her 100th Birthday

The New York Times: Happy Birthday Beverly Cleary!

The New Yorker: Beverly Cleary, Age 100

The Washington Post: Beverly Cleary on turning 100: Kids today ‘don’t have the freedom’ I had

NPR: Beverly Cleary Is Turning 100, But She Has Always Thought Like A Kid (audio)

Publishers Weekly: Beverly Cleary, on Turning 100

CNN: Happy 100th birthday, Beverly Cleary!

The Today Show:

The Washington Post:


About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Another interview and more about Mrs. Cleary, originally from the Portland area (and the home of Klickitat Street), from Oregon Public Broadcasting–http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/series/beverlycleary/

  2. Travis, I promise that we’ll do the same for you when you turn 100.

  3. Elissa Gershowitz says:

    The Horn Book has gobs and gobs of Cleary goodness! :)