Aven Green Baking Machine
By Dusti Bowling (Author), Gina Perry (Illustrator)
Now that third-grader Aven Green has retired from sleuthing, it’s time to conquer a whole new world: baking!
Aven knows she’s an expert baker of cakes and cookies since she’s been baking with her mom for a really long time. Plus no one bakes quite like she does. She cracks eggs with her feet and measures sugar and flour with her feet (plus measuring cups), since she was born without arms. And now Aven has her eye on the prize: a beautiful blue ribbon for baking at the county fair. So she teams up with her friends Kayla, Emily, and Sujata. But it turns out they all have very different tastes and a lot of opinions about baking. Talk about a recipe for disaster!
PRAISEPraise for Aven Green Sleuthing Machine
“[Bowling] infuses her writing with humor and empathy.” —School Library Journal (starred)
“A fun series opener with a feisty protagonist who’ll keep readers on their toes.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Unapologetically smart and refreshingly confident in her abilities, this super-sleuth extraordinaire is a joy to tag along with.” —Booklist
“Aven’s candid voice ensures that this chapter book series starter will draw a young audience.” —Publishers Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Dusti Bowling grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, where, as her family will tell you, she always had her nose in a book. Dusti holds a bachelor of psychology and a master of education, but she eventually realized that her true passion was writing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three daughters.
Gina Perry graduated from Syracuse University, worked as a compositor in animation, then an art director for a stationery manufacturer, before discovering her true passion— writing and illustrating children’s books. She lives with her family in New Hampshire.