Saturday, June 3, 2017

Six 2017 Must-Read Middle Grade Novels Featuring Animals

wee me with a miniature pony
named Cinnamon (and her foal Sugar)
I write about all sorts of things, and for all ages. But one thing all my books have in common is... animals.

I love animals!

And as a middle grader, I really loved animals. Horses, in particular. So grown-up-reader-me is pretty much always looking out for middle grade fiction that features animals.

Here are six 2017 titles I am particularly excited about:

The Unlikely Story of a Pig by Jodi Kendall (coming Oct. 3)

Roll by Darcy Miller (now available)

One Amazing Elephant by Linda Oatman High (now available)

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis (now available)

A Dog Like Daisy by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb (coming June 13)

One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale (now available)

Readers, what 2017 middle grade novels featuring animals are YOU excited about?
Irene Latham is the author of more than a dozen current and forthcoming books, including two novels for children: Leaving Gee's Bend (which features a mule named Delilah) and Don't Feed the Boy (which is set at a zoo and features all sorts of animals, including a boy named Whit).

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