Classrooms Nationwide have been invited to take part in a live webcast event, on Monday, September 24th, 2012, for the kick off  of the 50th anniversary celebration for Clifford. The celebration will continue throughout the 2012-2013 school year and will include a birthday card campaign leading up to Clifford's official birthday on February 14, 2013. 

Clifford’s BIG Ideas

  • * Share
  • * Play Fair
  • * Have Respect
  • * Be Responsible
  • * Work Together
  • * Be Truthful
  • *  Be Kind
  • * Believe in Yourself
  • * Be A Good Friend
  • * Help Others



Books by Norman Bridwell

Clifford's Birthday Party

Everyone wants to give their special friend Clifford a special birthday present. But the blow-up ball gets blown up, the piñata gets smashed, the sweater is too small, and the beauty parlor gift certificate just didn't seem exactly right. Finally, Clifford gets the best present of all when his family there to celebrate with him. The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

This is the book that started it all. Clifford The Big Red Dog, by Norman Bridwell, was first published in 1963. Since then, the Clifford book series has been published in 12 languages and are distributed worldwide. 

Clifford's Halloween

Clifford Takes a Trip 

Clifford Goes to Dog School

Clifford's Manners

Clifford the Firehouse Dog

Clifford's Good Deeds

Clifford's First Sleepover

Additional book titles can be found here

Additional Resources

Register for the Webcast

Plan a  50th Birthday Party for Clifford

Clifford Facebook page 

Scholastic Press Kit

Fun Facts About Clifford

Scholastic Games

Scholastic Printables

Resources for Teachers and Parents

Big Red Footprint Craft (Potato Stamping)


PBS Clifford

Source Citation
"Scholastic Celebrates 50 BIG Years Of Clifford The Big Red Dog." PR Newswire 17 July 2012. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 17 Sep. 2012.