Aani and the Tree Huggers
by Jeannine Atkins
enterprise ... nature
Based on true events in northern India, this is the story of a little girl's bravery. One day, Aani hears the roaring of the tree cutters. Hoping to get the workers to put down their saws and hatchets, Aani and the village women explain that the trees provide food, fuel, and homes for animals, but to no avail. Finally, Aani wraps her body around one of the trees, with surprising results.
Beware the Mare
by Jessie Haas
friendship ... animals ... enterprise
Gramps gets a good bargain on an apparently perfect bay mare for Lily, but because the horse is named Beware he suspects that there may be something wrong with her.
Owen Foote Series (age 7-10)|
by Stephanie Greene
school ... humor ... enterprise
Publisher comments: In Owen Foote, Money Man: Owen has discovered an amazing catalog called "Junk You Never Knew About," and found a bunch of neat stuff to buy. The only trouble is, he's broke! How can he make some cash, quick? His parents are willing to give him an allowance, but that would mean doing all sorts of boring chores. Owen is sure there's a better way--all he needs is the perfect plan. With the help of his best friend, Joseph, Owen comes up with one money-making scheme after another, but--funny thing--he's still broke. Not till Owen changes his ideas about how to make money, and how to spend it, does the tide of fortune start to flow the other way. In Owen Foote, Second Grade Strongman: Owen, a second grader who is being teased for his small size, discovers that his friend Joseph is just as concerned about being overweight, and they share their fear of being humiliated by the school nurse.
title: Owen Foote, Money Man
title: Owen Foote, Second Grade Strongman
title: Owen Foote, Frontiersman
title: Owen Foote, Mighty Scientist
title: Owen Foote, Super Spy
The Stink Series (age 7-10)|
by Megan McDonald
realistic ... enterprise ... friendship ... humor
Meet Judy Moody's little brother Stink. Whether he's corresponding with candy companies to get free samples or drawing special inspiration from a visit to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum, Stink Moody is always up to something.
title: Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express