July 26, 2010

Ramona and Beezus

Back in April, I posted about the exciting news that one of our favorite childhood characters was hitting the big screen. Do you remember the young Ramona Quimby and her big sister Beezus? Well you can see them on the big screen now! Actresses Joey King and Selena Gomez star in this adaptation of the best-selling books by Beverly Cleary. Ramona is still filled with energy, accident-prone, and has a vivid imagination. She uses all of these qualities to help save her family's home.

It is such a cute movie! It was the perfect start to me and Chickadee's Mother-Daughter Day. So if you remember the old adventures of Ramona and Beezus Quimby, spend an early morning or afternoon at the theatre to check it out. Be a kid again!

Click here for a free trailer of the film. Click the images below to order the complete Ramona collection or the movie tie-in edition.

C. S. Lewis once said, “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally worth reading at the age of fifty.” If you've never revisited a book you loved as a child, you should really treat yourself and give it a try this summer. Here are some other classics written for children that adults love and remember too:

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin
Fear Street Series by R. L. Stine
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Just As Long As We're Together by Judy Blume

Happy Summer Reading!


  1. Hi Literary Marie,

    Don't forget: I know why the caged birds sing by Maya Angelo. The list goes on...

  2. Hi Chickadee,

    Yes, Maya Angelou's "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" is another classic.