Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Ramona likes being big enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone back to work so that Mr. Quimby can go back to school, and Ramona is expected to be good for Mrs. Kemp while her parents are away, to be brave enough to ride the school bus by herself, and to put up with being teased by Danny the Yard Ape. In Ramona's world, being eight isn't easy, but it's never dull! Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is the sixth book in the Ramona series and the second to receive a Newbery Honor distinction. It is also that book that introduces the well known D.E.A.R. campaign - Drop Everything And Read!