We love Ramona!
My daughters are 9 and 7 and both love Ramona stories. I find them a little dated at times, given they were written decades ago but Beverly Cleary has great insight into the minds of children - what makes them mad, what frightens them etc, and I think there are many parallels to modern situations -particularly a parent's job loss and how kids can perceive this. I can remember reading Ramona stories when I was a girl so I confess to feeling a little nostalgic about the world before Playstation and Facebook. I think the writer has a great deal of respect for children, and this shows in her sensitive portrayals.