By Michelle Tauber Ellen Shapiro
August 09, 2010 12:00 PM

>On the Yamhill, Ore., farm where she grew up, “we didn’t even have a radio,” recalls Cleary. Instead “my mother would read to us in the evening. She read quite a few travel books because my father was listening too.” Little Beverly’s favorites? Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Arabian Nights. “I enjoyed whatever she read,” Cleary says. “I wish more parents read aloud.”