Saturday, December 28, 2013

Best Book of the Year Awards ~ Best Middle Grade Book!


Title: Love That Dog
Author: Sharon Creech
Release Date: 2001
Published By: HarperCollins
Page Amount: 106 pages, Paperback

This was a hard decision. It was between this and a non-fiction middle grade book that I read this year about Balto. But I just had to pick this one. I've actually read this book before; it was my favorite book in 7th grade. I saw it at Barnes and Noble and couldn't resist picking it up. I read it the next day. I love the format of this book. It's told in verse. The class is doing a unit on poetry and the book is written as little poems to the main character's teacher. It is just an absolutely charming story and it does have a few sad moments. There is also a very exciting moment at the end. I think that it is great that this book introduces younger readers to poetry. In the back of this book there is a section that has some of the poems that Miss Stretchberry mentions throughout the book. So, for all of these reasons, I think that this a wonderful middle grade book. I gave this 5 stars and you can see my full review here:

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<3 Amanda Leigh

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