We wrote these books with our mother, Newbery winner Betsy Byars.  It was our first taste of collaboration and we loved it.  We have great memories of sharing the joy of creating.

 


My Dog My HeroMy Dog, My Hero

By: Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers

Eight finalists are competing for the My Hero award. Each dog’s story is told in the unique, sometimes humorous, but always compelling voice of the person whose life was changed by the heroic action of a very extraordinary dog.

Henry Holt 2001
South Carolina Children’s Book Award
Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award
Cochecho Readers Award
Kansas City 3 Reading Award

 

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The SOS FileThe SOS File

By: Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers

Have you ever needed to call 911, but you didn’t have a phone? Have you ever needed to run, but your legs were like spaghetti? Have you ever needed to yell “help!” but your throat was dry with fear?  Laugh, cry, and panic as you read twelve exciting SOS tales. 

Henry Holt 2004
2005 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year
Junior Library Guild Selection
Oregon’s Children’s Choice Award
Children’s Choice Award Nominee: TX, MD, NH, MI, WV, NE, IL

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Dog DiariesDog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society

By: Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers

What do dogs really think about their two-legged companions? It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society, and dogs of different backgrounds and breeds have gathered to hear the secret diaries of its members.

Henry Holt 2007
2008 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year
Indiana Children’s Book Award Nominee 2011

 

 

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Cat DiariesCat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society

By: Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers

At the annual gathering of the MEOW society, cats of all kinds convene to share their stories and those of their ancestors. 

In this winning companion to Dog Diaries, animal lovers will be wooed by the charm, strength, and wit of these feline friends.

Henry Holt 2010

 

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