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Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts. Rosie is a curious inventor of gizmos and gadgets who wants to be an engineer. When her flying contraption hovers and crashes, Rosie is discouraged. Her great-great-aunt helps her to celebrate "flops" and learn from them—just like real engineers do!
Journey, by Aaron Becker (A 2014 Caldecott Honor book). A lonely girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it magically escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny.
Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin. This is a biography of Will Allen, a former basketball star and an unusual farmer. When Will looks at an abandoned city lot he sees a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world. No space, no problem. Poor soil, there's a solution. Needs help, finds it. Farmer Will has a genius for solving problems. This is the true story of his optimism and determination to bring good food to every table.
Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton, by Meghan McCarthy. When Betty Skelton was young there weren’t many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldn’t let that stop her. She was always ready to take on a challenge, and she loved to have fun. Betty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicopters, gliders, and blimps. If she lived today, she would probably be an astronaut.