The Monster Who Lost His Mean by Tiffany Strelitz Haber
Teased by the other monsters for being nice instead of mean, Onster prefers playing with children and helping them with their chores to frightening them.
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat