Lori Ries’ Aggie & Ben Series – #TBT Reviews

Welcome back fans & friends! This week’s Throwback Thursday is going to the dogs. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. We are our continuing celebration of all things Cybils with a throwback to TWO Lori Ries books: Good Dog, Aggie (Cybils 2009) and Aggie the Brave (Cybils 2010 nominee). Both books were nominated in the Easy Reader category.

Just a reminder. Today is the last day for nominations for the 2015 cycle. There are ten categories, and we won’t know about your great recommendations if you don’t nominate them!

Lori Ries Good Dog AggieGood Dog, Aggie

written by Lori Ries
illustrated by Frank W. Dormer

Charlesbridge, 2009

Ben is trying to train his dog Aggie, who just flunked out of obedience school. When he says sits, she runs; when he says run, she runs. Aggie doesn’t want to sit or stay, and she is causing trouble everywhere she goes. Finally, Ben has had enough, Aggie is just not a good dog. He takes Aggie and his little red ball to the park only to learn that she has her own way of deciding when she wants to sit.

Reading Tub review Good Dog Aggie: November 2009

easy reader series for kidsAggie the Brave

written by Lori Ries
illustrated by Frank W. Dormer

Charlesbridge, 2009

Ben and his mom are taking Aggie to the vet to be spayed. Aggie is scared; Ben is brave … until he learns that he’ll be going home without Aggie. Ben hopes that by going to bed in the afternoon tomorrow will get here faster and they can pick up Aggie sooner. Ben is happy, but sad. Now Aggie has to be a “quiet” dog for two weeks. No running around. How can Ben help Aggie be brave now?

Reading Tub review of Aggie the Brave: November 2010


Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews?

Those of us who blog about books are a community. We read lots of books, we write lots of reviews, and we share those reviews with fellow book lovers and those in search of books for children and teens on our blogs, websites, and via social media.

We write so many reviews that, over time, they get buried by other, newer reviews. BUT! that book we read three years ago will always be new to some reader, somewhere. So why not share that review with a new audience?

Everyone is welcome! Here are the participation guidelines:

  • If you reviewed the same book we’re featuring, add your permalink to the original reviews on the Reading Tub website or in the InLinkz Linkup above.
  • Want to (re)share a review you posted in October 2009 but which isn’t our featured book? Add your permalink in the InLinkz Linkup or comments. [No, it doesn’t have to be a book you loved; but it does have to be a review you take a lot of pride in.]
  • Add any notes about the review in the comments, please.

The spammers have been having a blast with our Throwback Thursday posts … now its your turn to take back blogging from those nuisances. Add your reviews to our InLinkz linkup above or the comments section below.

Too late for this week’s #TBT linkup for Lori Ries’ Aggie and Ben books?

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NOTES: The cover images for Aggie the Brave and Good Dog, Aggie by Lori Ries link to amazon.com. The Reading Tub has an affiliate relationship with Amazon. 100% of any income from this source is used for our literacy mission.

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