Results for: dusti bowling

Below is a list of 17 the books by this author.

Book cover of 24 HOURS IN NOWHERE
24 HOURS IN NOWHERE
By: dusti bowling | Published: March 2020

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, America's least livable town. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of escaping, life there is made even worse by...

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, America's least livable town. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of escaping, life there is made even worse by bully Bo Taylor. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, rescues him by relinquishing her prized dirt bike. Gus agrees to do anything to get it back--even if it means going into a deadly mine to hunt for gold. A gripping story about friendship, hope, and finding the power within ourselves.

  • ISBN
    9781454940166
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of ACROSS THE DESERT
ACROSS THE DESERT
By: dusti bowling | Published: October 2021

While using a public library computer to find help for her mother who is addicted to pain medicine, twelve-year-old Jolene witnesses a friend's...

While using a public library computer to find help for her mother who is addicted to pain medicine, twelve-year-old Jolene witnesses a friend's livestreamed crash-landing in the Arizona desert and embarks on a journey to rescue her.

Theme: Survival

  • ISBN
    9780316494748
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of ACROSS THE DESERT
ACROSS THE DESERT
By: dusti bowling | Published: May 2023

One girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of...

One girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of survival, friendship, and rescue from a bestselling and award-winning author. ​ Twelve-year-old Jolene spends every day she can at the library watching her favorite livestream: The Desert Aviator, where twelve-year-old "Addie Earhart" shares her adventures flying an ultralight plane over the desert. While watching this daring girl fly through the sky, Jolene can dream of what it would be like to fly with her, far away from her own troubled home life where her mother struggles with a narcotic addiction. And Addie, who is grieving the loss of her father, finds solace in her online conversations with Jolene, her biggest--and only--fan. Then, one day, it all goes wrong: Addie's engine abruptly stops, and Jolene watches in helpless horror as the ultralight plummets to the ground and the video goes dark. Jolene knows that Addie won't survive long in the extreme summer desert heat. With no one to turn to for help and armed with only a hand-drawn map and a stolen cell phone, it's up to Jolene to find a way to save the Desert Aviator. Packed with adventure and heart, Across the Desert speaks to the resilience, hope, and strength within each of us.

  • ISBN
    9780316494762
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of AVEN GREEN 01 SLEUTHING MACHINE
AVEN GREEN 01 SLEUTHING MACHINE
By: dusti bowling | Published: August 2021

Get ready for a whole new chapter in the life of Aven Green, the remarkable heroine of Dusti Bowling's Life of a Cactus series. Told in the same wry,...

Get ready for a whole new chapter in the life of Aven Green, the remarkable heroine of Dusti Bowling's Life of a Cactus series. Told in the same wry, memorable voice as the middle-grade novels, younger readers get to know Aven through her everyday adventures.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781454941804
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$9.99
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Book cover of AVEN GREEN 02 BAKING MACHINE
AVEN GREEN 02 BAKING MACHINE
By: dusti bowling | Published: April 2022

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...

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 her. 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!

Theme: Special Needs, Humour, Food

  • ISBN
    9781454941811
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of AVEN GREEN 02 BAKING MACHINE
AVEN GREEN 02 BAKING MACHINE
By: dusti bowling | Published: August 2021

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...

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 her. 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!

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781454942207
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of AVEN GREEN MUSIC MACHINE
AVEN GREEN MUSIC MACHINE
By: dusti bowling | Published: April 2023

Aven Green, the remarkable heroine of Dusti Bowling's Life of a Cactus series, marches to her own beat in this hilarious, upbeat, and unforgettable...

Aven Green, the remarkable heroine of Dusti Bowling's Life of a Cactus series, marches to her own beat in this hilarious, upbeat, and unforgettable chapter book. "Bowling's beloved "Life of a Cactus" protagonist returns in a new series of chapter books that capture her life as third grader. . . . Young readers will laugh aloud at Aven's funny reactions . . . [and] they will be intrigued by the practical skills she has perfected. . . . This chapter book companion to Bowling's well-loved middle-grade series is a recommended purchase."--School Library Journal (Starred review) Third-grader Aven Green is a real professional musician! She just needs to choose what instrument to play. When she decides to try the piano, Aven is disappointed when she can't master Mozart in one whole day. To pick up Aven's beat, her parents take her for a four-hour drive to see someone just like her play the guitar. With new inspiration and a special gift from her great-grandma, Aven is ready to take on the school talent show. Will she be ready in time? Or will she blow her big chance?

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781454941828
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of AVEN GREEN MUSIC MACHINE
AVEN GREEN MUSIC MACHINE
By: dusti bowling | Published: August 2022

Aven Green, the remarkable heroine of Dusti Bowling's Life of a Cactus series, marches to her own beat in this hilarious, upbeat, and unforgettable...

Aven Green, the remarkable heroine of Dusti Bowling's Life of a Cactus series, marches to her own beat in this hilarious, upbeat, and unforgettable chapter book. "Bowling's beloved "Life of a Cactus" protagonist returns in a new series of chapter books that capture her life as third grader. . . . Young readers will laugh aloud at Aven's funny reactions . . . [and] they will be intrigued by the practical skills she has perfected. . . . This chapter book companion to Bowling's well-loved middle-grade series is a recommended purchase."--School Library Journal (Starred review) Third-grader Aven Green is a real professional musician! She just needs to choose what instrument to play. When she decides to try the piano, Aven is disappointed when she can't master Mozart in one whole day. To pick up Aven's beat, her parents take her for a four-hour drive to see someone just like her play the guitar. With new inspiration and a special gift from her great-grandma, Aven is ready to take on the school talent show. Will she be ready in time? Or will she blow her big chance?

Theme: Special Needs, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781454942221
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    First Novel
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$16.99
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Book cover of AVEN GREEN SLEUTHING MACHINE
AVEN GREEN SLEUTHING MACHINE
By: dusti bowling | Published: January 2021

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...

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.) This hilarious chapter book showcases a new side to Dusti Bowling’s unforgettable protagonist.  

  • ISBN
    9781454942214
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of AVEN GREEN SOCCER MACHINE
AVEN GREEN SOCCER MACHINE
By: dusti bowling | Published: April 2023

Eight-year-old expert soccer player Aven Green learns to share the spotlight and be a good team player when her friend Sujata joins the team.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781454941835
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of AVEN GREEN SOCCER MACHINE
AVEN GREEN SOCCER MACHINE
By: dusti bowling | Published: April 2023

Eight-year-old expert soccer player Aven Green learns to share the spotlight and be a good team player when her friend Sujata joins the team.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781454942238
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of CANYON'S EDGE
CANYON'S EDGE
By: dusti bowling | Published: September 2021

One year after a random shooting changed their family forever, Nora and her father are exploring a slot canyon deep in the Arizona desert, hoping it...

One year after a random shooting changed their family forever, Nora and her father are exploring a slot canyon deep in the Arizona desert, hoping it will help them find peace. Nora longs for things to go back to normal, like they were when her mother was still alive, while her father keeps them isolated in fear of other people. But when they reach the bottom of the canyon, the unthinkable happens: A flash flood rips across their path, sweeping away Nora's father and all of their supplies. Suddenly, Nora finds herself lost and alone in the desert, facing dehydration, deadly snakes, venomous scorpions, and, worst of all, the Beast who has terrorized her dreams for the past year. If Nora is going to save herself and her father, she must conquer her fears, defeat the Beast, and find the courage to live her new life.

Theme: Survival, Death & Grieving

  • ISBN
    9780316494670
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CANYON'S EDGE
CANYON'S EDGE
By: dusti bowling | Published: September 2020

A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes...

A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.

Theme: Survival, Death & Grieving , Written in Verse

  • ISBN
    9780316494694
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of DUST
DUST
By: dusti bowling | Published: August 2023

A girl who struggles to breathe befriends a boy who seems shrouded in dust, in this unmissable tour de force from bestselling and award-winning...

A girl who struggles to breathe befriends a boy who seems shrouded in dust, in this unmissable tour de force from bestselling and award-winning author Dusti Bowling. After Avalyn nearly died from an asthma attack, her parents moved her to the clear, dry air of Clear Canyon City, Arizona. And for the last ten years, she's been able to breathe. That is, until Adam showed up. Quiet and unkempt, Adam is an instant target for the bullies who have plagued Avalyn and her friends. As Avalyn gets to know him, she begins to suspect that the sudden, strange increase in dust storms around town are somehow connected to his emotions. She thinks his problems may be even worse at home, especially when massive black walls of dust start rolling in after the school day. Will she find a way to stand up for her new friend? Her life may just depend on it. Dusti Bowling delivers a page-turning, powerful, and poignant novel of friendship, courage, and healing, perfect for readers of Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and Erin Entrada Kelly.

  • ISBN
    9780316414234
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CA
INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CA
By: dusti bowling | Published: September 2017

New friends and a mystery help Aden, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born...

New friends and a mystery help Aden, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781454923459
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS
By: dusti bowling | Published: March 2019

Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born...

Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again.   Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven’s about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms.  

Theme: Special Needs, Self-Esteem

  • ISBN
    9781454932994
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of MOMENTOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF CACTUS
MOMENTOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF CACTUS
By: dusti bowling | Published: September 2019

“High School. Two words that struck fear into the heart of every armless middle schooler I knew. Which was me. And like two people...

“High School. Two words that struck fear into the heart of every armless middle schooler I knew. Which was me. And like two people online.”   The sequel to the critically acclaimed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus follows Aven Green as she confronts yet another challenge: high school. “Those preparing to ‘slay the sucktastic beast known as high school’ will particularly appreciate this spirited read.” —Kirkus (Starred review)   Just as Aven starts to feel comfortable in Stagecoach Pass, with her friends and schoolmates accustomed to her lack of “armage,” everything changes once again. She’s about to begin high school . . . with 3,000 new kids to stare at her. And no matter how much Aven tries to play it cool, nothing prepares her for the reality. In a year filled with confusion, humiliation, and just maybe love, can Aven manage to stay true to herself?

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781454933298
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$22.95
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