In Memory: Beverly Cleary

By Stephani Martinell Eaton

Beverly Cleary, beloved, iconic, award-winning author died on March 25 in Carmel, California. She was 104.

Obituary: Beverly Cleary from Publishers Weekly by Shannon Maughan. Peek: “Cleary’s desire to read funny stories about kids like herself is something that drove her as she eventually became an avid reader, and later, a librarian, and author.”

Beverly Cleary, beloved author who chronicled schoolyard scrapes and feisty kids,

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In Memory: Sam McBratney

By Suma Subramaniam

Sam McBratney, author of nearly 70 books for children and young adults, died Sept. 18 at his home in County Antrum, Northern Ireland. He was seventy-seven.

Sam McBratney is best known as the author of the best-selling children’s book Guess How Much I Love You illustrated by Anita Jeram (Candlewick, 1994), which has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide,

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