Ramona the Brave
Ramona is just six years old, but she is brave. At least, she tries to be brave. She stands up for Beezus at the park, which she feels is incredibly brave. (Beezus doesn't think so) Ramona gets her own room, and she has to work hard at being able to fall asleep all alone. Ramona may be brave, but she also gets herself into more scrapes than the average first-grader!
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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