Aven Green Soccer Machine

By Dusti Bowling (Author), Gina Perry (Illustrator)

Series Aven Green


Pub Date 4/4/2023

ISBN 9781454941835

Format Paperback



Aven Green Soccer Machine

by Dusti Bowling, Gina Perry
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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. 

Third-grader Aven Green is an expert soccer player. She even has her own top secret moves! But when her friend Sujata joins the team, Aven has a hard time learning to help the new player shine. When the time comes to choose a new team captain, will Aven learn to share the spotlight and understand what it means to be a team player?

Praise for Aven Green Music Machine:
"Realistic, affirming, and uplifting." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Aven Green Sleuthing Machine:
“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)
“This new book from Dusti Bowling is perfect for your summer reading list for kids aged 6-8 who are just entering the chapter book world.” —Daily Mom -

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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, three daughters, one bobcat, a pack of coyotes, a couple of chuckwallas, several rattlesnakes, and a few herds of javelina. Dusti can be found on Twitter (@Dusti_Bowling) and Instagram (@dustibowling).
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.

Title Details

Pages 112 pages

Trim 5.5 x 7.5 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Chapter Book Fiction

Age Range 6 to 8