A Dog Like Daisy by Kristen O�Donnell Tubb
Posted on 02/10/2021
A Dog Like Daisy by Kristen O�Donnell Tubb

"The upper grade students at DuPont Elementary love the relationship between Daisy and her owner.

Donna Hatmaker, DuPont Elementary


A Dog Like Daisy by Kristen O’Donnell Tub is the Hamilton Book of the Week nominated by DuPont ElementaryMax meets A Dog Called Homeless in this sweet and poignant middle grade novel told from the humorous, thoughtful perspective of a rescued pit bull as she trains to be a service dog for an injured veteran and his family. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Editorial Reviews


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From Amazon.com:

“Daisy’s wry comments on human foibles and eccentricities...combine to paint a moving picture of suffering and, ultimately, redemption. Daisy is distinctive and memorable, and this depiction of PTSD is useful, making this a fine, compelling tale.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Avid canine lovers will surely appreciate the intimate look at Daisy’s yearning for purpose. The focus on...service dogs should enlighten readers about the ways our four-legged companions function as more than just pets. A poignant animal tale, and a strong addition to most collections.” (School Library Journal)

To check out more recommended books in the Hamilton Book of theWeek at https://www.hcde.org/parents___students/suggested_reading.

Hamilton Book of the Week seeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan.  We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools.  


Goals more students reading will address include:

  • Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts 
  • Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21     
  • Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023