Lori Ries

Fun Fiction for Ready Readers

Aggie and Ben read with greed. They're hooked on books!

Aggie's Corner

Have you ever lost a dog, or had your dog get loose and think she's lost? Nikita escaped FOUR times in three months! My pup is getting a fence.

Dogs do sometimes get loose and at times that's a chase that just isn't fun. In "Aggie's next adventure, AGGIE GETS LOST," Aggie gets away from Ben. Ben thinks Aggie is lost, but is she really? Check out Aggie's newest adventure at your local library or bookstore!

Meet my helper for Aggie stories, Nikita. Nikita is our Siberian Husky. Though much larger than Aggie, Nikita is just as nutty.

Yep. This is a very curious, playful pup. Just like Aggie.

Lori's Books

Junior Library Guild Selection 2010
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book/ CCBC Choices 2011
Cybil Award Finalist /Bank Street Best Books of the year 2010 /Maryland Library Association Blue Crab Young Readers Award
New From Boyds Mills Press! Oregon Book Award Finalist/ Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2009
Horn Book Fanfare List: Best books of 2006/2007 Oregon Book Award Finalist Nick Jr. Family Magazine's Best Children's Books of 2006/ The Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2006/
Parenting Magazine Best Books November 2006 Parenting Picks
Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year/ The Friends Medallion 2007 Special Award
Children's Choices 2005

Reading Room

Click on a Book Title to see reviews and event pictures that pertain to individual books.

Tita y Ben
Aggie and Ben is now available in Spanish. This was also chosen to be a Junior Library Guild book.

Aggie the Brave
Responsible owners spay and neuter their pets. When it is time for Aggie to go to the vet, this is new to Ben. He doesn't like leaving Aggie overnight, nor does he like Aggie being a lamp head. How does he make himself and Aggie feel better? Find out in Aggie's newest adventure.

Good Dog, Aggie
In this sequel to Aggie and Ben, the best friends are back for more boy-and-his-dog fun. Young readers will laugh out loud at Aggies irrepressible antics and Bens determined attempts to train her. Three short chapters, just right for beginning readers, follow Aggie and Ben on their adventures in doggie training, obedience, and friendship. Frank Dormers spirited and expressive illustrations are as unrestrained as Aggie herself.

Punk Wig
With moments of humor, a son shares his mother's journey with cancer. This book is a wonderful tool for any family or teacher to use when speaking to children about the difficult subject of illness and cancer.

Aggie and Ben, Three Stories
Come spend a day in the life of Ben and his new dog, Aggie. These three stories are sure to delight and tickle the funny bone.

Mrs. Fickle's Pickles
Making pickles takes a lot of work. But Mrs. Fickle is more than up to the task. She can't wait to start digging in her garden. But she can't simply plant a pickle. She needs to select the right cucumber-pickle seeds. From the seeds come seedlings and eventually cucumbers. Then comes Mrs. Fickle's favorite part of the process: picking and pickling the cucumbers. This summer she might enter them in the county fair!

Fix It, Sam!
Petey wants to make something wonderful- but he can't help making a mess along the way. Build early reading skills while Petey builds his surprise in this second tale of two brothers.

Super Sam!

Big brother Sam borrows toddler Petey's blankie to become Super Sam using a super sized imagination.

Mrs. Fickle likes her pickles. I like Mrs. Fickle's dogs and hats!