Weslandia by Paul Fleischman
One summer, Wesley decides to create his own civilization, using his knowledge to grow new plants and find new ways to live, peaking curiousity in himself and those around him.
The Curious Garden Test Layout
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.
A to Z Mysteries: The Empty Envelope by Ron Roy