The Newbery Challenge: Dear Mr. Henshaw

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Don't forget to visit Colby's blog to watch his Dear Mr. Henshaw video. 

A Note from Travis Jonker 

Sure it’s easy to crack wise with The Story of Mankind and it’s ages-old cover. Just giving any sort of modern spin would be an improvement. Now we’re getting into books that ain’t so ancient. Today, for example, is the beloved Dear Mr. Henshaw, complete with iconic Paul O. Zelinsky cover. It is with books like this that I think my mission to redo the cover of every Newbery winner is a fools game. For that reason, I had to go in a completely different direction this time out. I’ll go ahead and ask for forgiveness now.

Beverly Cleary was excited about seeing Ramona on the big screen. 

"I think the emotions of children don't change--their life situations change." -Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary answers questions about her books and her life as a writer.

Ramona and Beezus was released in movie theaters on July 23, 2010.

Enter The World of Beverly Cleary. Make sure you check out Fun & Games.

Grab a book and drop everything and read. Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day every April 12.

 Anita Silvey's Children's Book-A-Day Almanac celebrated Henry Huggins and Beverly's 95th birthday.

Anita Silvey discusses Beverly Cleary's life and books.

Take a look inside Paul O. Zelinsky's studio. 

Z is for Moose is Paul's latest picture book. 

Borrow Dear Mr. Henshaw from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops


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