My Dog, My Hero

By Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, and Laurie Myers

Henry Holt (2001)


South Carolina Children’s Book Award

Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award

Cochecho Readers Award

Kansas City 3 Reading Award


Drama, humor, excitement, and love fuel these short, well-written stories that are certain to be relished by dog lovers. The selections can also provide students in English classes with excellent examples of point of view, characterization, and plot construction.


The authors provide a distinct voice for each narrator and a distinct personality for each animal while highlighting the common themes of gratitude, admiration, and love. The short-story format and popular topic make this a sound choice for older reluctant readers as well

as for younger children.

-School Library Journal