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Hi,

I need some book titles for an article. Looking for FICTION (for grades 3-5) that tie in in some way with:

* bartering/selling things or starting a business/earning money

* traveling to another planet

The books don't have to be about these things but maybe just include them. For instance, a MC needs to earn money and opens her own dog walking business.

Edited to add: They need to be 2010 or newer, if possible.

Anyway have a book they'd like me to include or any ideas? Need them by Sunday night.

Thanks!
Car
#1 - November 16, 2012, 02:53 PM
To the Stars! (Charlesbridge)
Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly (Nomad Press)
Eliza Bing Is (Not) A Big, Fat Quitter (Holiday House)

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How about Nathan Bransford's Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow. He trades a corn dog for a space ship and travels to outer space.
#2 - November 16, 2012, 02:56 PM
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OKAY FOR NOW -- MC moves to new town, gets job delivering groceries (set circa 1970)

CHOMP -- MC takes charge of his family's wild animal park/animal rental operation in Florida



#3 - November 16, 2012, 03:25 PM
In Real Life, Tuttle Publishing, Fall 2014

LAWN BOY, by Gary Paulsen, wherein the kid starts a lawn-mowing business, with hilarious consequences - 2007, though.
#4 - November 17, 2012, 04:41 AM
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2018, Talking to the Moon (MG)
2018, A Halifax Time-Travelling Tune (PB)
2016, Sky Pig (PB)
2015, The King of Keji
2014, Rocket Man

TURTLE IN PARADISE (2010) Jennifer Holm -- Children in 1936 Key West have a baby-care business; MC gets a job on a spongue fishing boat.
#5 - November 18, 2012, 08:48 AM
In Real Life, Tuttle Publishing, Fall 2014

The Lemonade War by Jacquleine Davies
#6 - November 18, 2012, 11:01 AM
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