The Ramona books are a series of eight humorous children's novels by Beverly Cleary that center on Ramona Quimby, her family and friends. The first book, Beezus and Ramona, appeared in 1955. The final book, Ramona's World, was published in 1999. The series begins when Ramona is four years old and follows her until she is in fourth grade. Two books in the series were named Newbery Honor books, Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8; Ramona and Her Mother received the National Book Award. Sometimes known as the Beezus and Ramona series, as of 2012 the books were being marketed by HarperCollins as 'The Complete Ramona Collection'.The Ramona books grew out of Cleary's earlier Henry Huggins series and take place in the same neighborhood.
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