Staley's Bookshelf

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 - Beverly Cleary

Ramona Quimby is another character I think that girls can relate to. She's not perfect, her parents get on to her, she fights with her sister but she just wants to have fun. I remember when I was in 4th grade "Ramona's World" came out and I remember going to the book fair at school and buying it and being so excited because I had read all the previous Ramona books. I think you could start these books as a read aloud to the class in 2nd grade and then even with your advanced readers introduce them in later second grade and definitely by 3rd grade have students reading Ramona, she's another classic to me. I think Ramona would be a good literature circle series, especially with a group of girls