Title: Aven Green, Sleuthing Machine
By: Bowling, Dusti
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Third-grader Aven Green has been solving mysteries for a whole month--cracking such cases as The Mystery of the Cranky Mom. But can this perceptive detective solve two cases at the same time? First her teacher's lunch bag disappears. Then Aven's great-grandma's dog goes missing. Fortunately, since Aven was born without arms, all the "arm" cells went to her super-powered brain instead. (That's her theory.)
Title: Battle of the Bad-Breath Bats
By: Bowles, David
Cousins Malia, Ivan, and Dante are visiting their aunt Lucy for the summer. On their way to Gulf City's water park, they get lost on 13th Street. Only it's not a street at all. It's a strange world filled with dangerous beasts! Will the cousins find their way back to Aunt Lucy's?
Title: Brave Molly
By: Boynton-Hughes, Brooke
In this story without words, Molly must overcome her fear of the shadowy monsters that only she can see in order to return a lost book, and to make a new friend.
Title: Dear Earth...From Your Friends in Room 5
By: Dea;ey, Erin
When the kids in room 5 write to Earth asking what they can do to help save our planet, they are delighted to get a letter back.
Title: A Dinosaur Named Ruth
By: Lyon, Julia
When prairie girl Ruth Mason finds strange rocks on her family land, she devotes her life to uncovering their source, leading to the discovery of thousands of dinosaur fossil.
Title: Friends Are Friends, Forever
By: Liu, Dane
Just before Chinese New Year, Dandan discovers that her family is moving to America, far away from her best friend Yueyue; before they leave Yueyue gives her a stack of red paper and a spool of string so she can share the art of paper cutting with Americans--and when Chinese New Year comes around again Dandan remembers Yueyue's gift and introduces her new friend Christina to this ancient art.
Title: The House That Lou Built
By: Respicio, Mae
Longing for an escape from her extended Filipino family, Lou plans to build a tiny house on land she inherited from her father, but difficulties quickly arise.
Title: Kick Push
By: Morrison, Frank
When Epic's family moves to a new neighborhood, he has a hard time making friends and fitting in with his skateboard, but the trick to making new friends is to be yourself!
Title: The Kindest Red
By: Muhammad, Ibitihaj
Sisters Faizah and Asiyah learn how to spread kindness on school picture day.
Title: The Legend of Gravity
By: Palmer, Charly
Have you ever heard of Gravity? No, not gravity, the centrifugal force pulling us to the Earth. I'm talking about Gravity--the greatest ball player to ever lace up a pair of sneakers.
Title: The Little i Who Lost His Dot
By: Gard, Kimberlee
Little i can't wait to meet his friends at school, but there's just one problem: he can't find his dot anywhere? Each letter offers a replacement--an acorn from Little a, a balloon from Little b, a clock from Little c--but nothing seems quite right.
Title: The Magnificent Makers: How To Test a Friendship
By: Griffith, Theanne
With the help of a fun, odd scientist, third graders Violet, Pablo, and Deepak embark on an adventure in the Maker Maze, a magical laboratory full of robots, an antigravity chamber, 3-D printers, and more.
Title: The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
By: Hubbard, Rita L.
A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116.
Title: Once Upon a Book
By: Lin, Grace
Alice can go anywhere in the magical pages of her favorite book. So when it flaps its pages and invites her in, she is swept away to a world of wonder and adventure. But at the end of her imaginative journey, she yearns for the place she loves best of all.
Title: Where Butterflies Fill the Sky
By: Marwan, Zahra
An evocative picture book that tells the true story of the author's immigration from Kuwait to the United States.
Title: The World Belonged to Us
By: Woodson, Jacqueline
A group of kids celebrate the joy and freedom of summer on their Brooklyn block.
Title: Worm Loves Worm
By: Austrian, J. J.
Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?
Title: You Are Not Alone
By: McGaw, Kaitlin (Alphabet Rockers)
When we step up, support one another, and have each others' backs no matter what, we can make a world where everyone knows they belong. It can be scary to feel like you're on your own, especially in the face of prejudice and injustice. But together, we can make sure no one feels alone.
Title: Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
By: Deak, JoAnn
Introduces the anatomy and functions of the brain; describes how the the brain is able to stretch and grow; and explains how mistakes are an essential part of learning.