Beezus and Ramona
Beezus (Beatrice) is a generally happy, 9 year-old girl, except for her 4 year-old sister, Ramona, who inevitably does the most annoying, embarrassing things she can think of. Beezus tries hard to be patient with Ramona, but why does she have to insist on doing things like wearing her bunny ears to the library with Beezus?
Who hasn't read and re-read this series about imaginative Ramona with a propensity for trouble, her more mature older sister Beezus, her parents, always worried about budgeting, and Picky-Picky, the persnickety old cat? It doesn't matter how old you are when you read these; you're always transported back to the cares and concerns of a little girl, trying to do basically the right thing and combatting the injustices of the world in your own small way. These are great as read-alouds but just as enjoyable to read on your own. All volumes are paperback.
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