Marshfield Elementary Summer Reading

Get your summer reading at Buttonwood! Marshfield Elementary students are being challenged to read 10 books this summer! You can read more about the assignment here

You have a challenge card with two sides - you can either read 10 books OR challenge yourself to read 10 books from different genres.

Below you can find some suggested reading from across genres and age groups. You can also come into Buttonwood for personalized recommendation!      

School Trip: A Graphic Novel By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062885531
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 4th, 2023

This is a graphic novel.

Newbery Award-winning graphic novelist Jerry Craft sends Jordan, Drew, and a small group of students from Riverdale Academy on a school trip to Paris, in this poignant and funny full-color, contemporary graphic novel about friendship, growing up, uncomfortable but necessary conversations, and navigating the world.  A companion to New Kid and Class Act!


Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #11): From the Creator of Captain Underpants By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338801910
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Published: Graphix - March 28th, 2023

This is a graphic novel.

DOG MAN IS BACK! The highly anticipated new graphic novel in the #1 worldwide bestselling series starring everyone's favorite canine superhero by award-winning author and illustrator Dav Pilkey!


Hoops: A Graphic Novel By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536231953
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2023

This is a graphic novel.

A work of fiction inspired by a true story, Matt Tavares’s debut graphic novel dramatizes the historic struggle for gender equality in high school sports.


Mad About Meatloaf (Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans Book #1) By Maureen Fergus, Alexandra Bye (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maureen Fergus, Alexandra Bye (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780735267930
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Published: Tundra Books - November 15th, 2022

This is a graphic novel.

Meet Weenie, a meatloaf-obsessed wiener dog, and his best friends Frank and Beans in this hilarious early graphic novel for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and The Bad Guys.


Squished: A Graphic Novel By Megan Wagner Lloyd, Michelle Mee Nutter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338568936
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Published: Graphix - March 7th, 2023

This is a graphic novel.

From the Eisner-nominated duo behind the instant bestseller Allergic comes a fun new graphic novel about finding your own space… especially when you're in a family of nine!


The Case of the Musical Mishap (Secret Spy Society #3) By Veronica Mang Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593204412
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2023

This is a mystery.

Peggy, Rita, and Dot are practicing for the upcoming band concert. But when the school's instruments start to disappear one by one, their big performance is in jeopardy. With the help of some secret codes and the most enigmatic women in history who worked as spies, with the girls be able to solve the mystery and face the music?


Wednesday and Woof #1: Catastrophe By Sherri Winston, Gladys Jose (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sherri Winston, Gladys Jose (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062975997
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Published: HarperCollins - May 24th, 2022

This is a mystery.

Wednesday and her service dog, Woof, are the best detectives in the Midwest! But can they sniff out Mrs. Winters’s missing cat before her big trip in the first book of this full-color, fully illustrated HarperChapters series? 


The Parker Inheritance (Scholastic Gold) By Varian Johnson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780545952781
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

This is a mystery.

When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle.So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?


Premeditated Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 1) By Elizabeth C. Bunce Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781643751870
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

This is a mystery.

This Edgar Award-winning cozy mystery series for middle-graders introduces us to Myrtle Hardcastle, everyone's favorite 12-year-old amateur detective and Young Lady of Quality. Wickedly smart and keenly interested in the new tools of criminology, Myrtle has a nose for murder in the Victorian English village where she lives with her father, who is the local prosecutor, and her governess, Miss Judson


The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) By Ellen Raskin Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142401200
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

This is a mystery.

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!


On Air with Zoe Washington By Janae Marks Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063212312
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 14th, 2023

This is realistic fiction.

Sequel to the critically acclaimed From the Desk of Zoe Washington, following Zoe and her recently exonerated father as they build their new relationship and work to open their own restaurant together.


Those Kids from Fawn Creek By Erin Entrada Kelly Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062970367
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 7th, 2023

This is realistic fiction.

Contemporary school story set in small-town Louisiana is about friendship, family, lies, and being true to yourself and your dreams. A tour-de-force from a bestselling and award-winning author that will appeal to fans of Kate DiCamillo and Rebecca Stead.


The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels By Beth Lincoln, Claire Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Lincoln, Claire Powell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593533239
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2023

This is realistic fiction.

Deliciously suspenseful and delightfully clever, The Swifts is a remarkable debut that is both brilliantly contemporary and instantly classic. A celebration of words and individuality, it's packed with games, wordplay, and lots and lots of mischief as Shenanigan sets out to save her family and define herself in a world where definitions are so important.


Iceberg By Jennifer A. Nielsen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338795028
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 7th, 2023

This is realistic fiction.

Newest historical fiction from NY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Nielsen, this time exploring the Titanic!


Because of Mr. Terupt By Rob Buyea Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375858246
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Published: Yearling - October 11th, 2011

This is realistic fiction.

Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school story sequel filled with unique characters every reader can relate to.


Who Is LeBron James? (Who Was?) By Crystal Hubbard, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593387443
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2023

This is a biography.

How did a young boy from Ohio go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time? Read about the incredible life and career of LeBron James in this addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series.
 


Who Was Georgia O'Keeffe? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448483061
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 13th, 2022

This is a biography.

Discover how a little girl raised on a dairy farm grew up to become the first woman ever to have an exhibition of their entire life’s work at the Museum of Modern Art in this addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Who Was series.


Make Way: The Story of Robert McCloskey, Nancy Schön, and Some Very Famous Ducklings By Angela Burke Kunkel, Claire Keane (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Burke Kunkel, Claire Keane (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593373354
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Published: Random House Studio - April 11th, 2023

This is a biography.

A beautiful and fascinating picture book biography that follows the lives of Robert McCloskey, creator of Make Way for Ducklings, and sculptor Nancy Schön, whose famous bronze ducks grace Boston Public Garden.


Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood By Gary Paulsen Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250866554
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Published: Square Fish - January 10th, 2023

This is an autobiography.

Gary Paulsen had a crap childhood, until his aunt and uncle took him in and taught him how to fish and how to clean and gut the fish. He learns how to feed the chickens and how to get water from the well, and he spends a lot of time outside, with animals and nature, learning homesteading skills. Then his parents return and everything goes to crap again. But a librarian starts recommending books to him, and gives him his very first new notebook and new pencil. His life was forever changed.


She Persisted: Ruby Bridges By Kekla Magoon, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator), Gillian Flint (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kekla Magoon, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator), Gillian Flint (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593115879
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Published: Philomel Books - August 24th, 2021

This is a biography.

As a first grader, Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was no easy task, especially for a six-year-old. Ruby's bravery and perseverance inspired children and adults alike to fight for equality and social justice. In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Kekla Magoon, readers learn about the amazing life of Ruby Bridges--and how she persisted.
 


The Guardian Test (Legends of Lotus Island #1) By Christina Soontornvat, Kevin Hong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christina Soontornvat, Kevin Hong (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338759150
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 7th, 2023

This is fantasy.

Young Plum is shocked to discover that she’s been accepted to the Guardian Academy on Lotus Island, an elite school where kids learn how to transform into Guardians, magical creatures who are sworn to protect the natural world. The Guardian masters teach Plum and her friends how to communicate with animals and how to use meditation to strengthen their minds and bodies. All the kids also learn to fight, so they can protect the defenseless if needed. To her dismay, Plum struggles at school. While her classmates begin to transform into amazing creatures, Plum can’t even seem to magic up a single feather! If she can’t embrace her inner animal form soon, she’ll have to leave school ― and lose the first group of real friends she’s ever known.


Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston By Esme Symes-Smith Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593485774
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Published: Labyrinth Road - November 8th, 2022

This is fantasy.

In a magical medieval world filled with dragons, shape-shifters, and witches, a twelve-year-old nonbinary hopeful knight battles for the heart of their kingdom. A thrilling middle-grade series opener that explores identity and gender amid sword fights and magic, and proves anyone can be a hero.


Elf Dog and Owl Head By M. T. Anderson, Junyi Wu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By M. T. Anderson, Junyi Wu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536222814
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Published: Candlewick - April 11th, 2023

This is fantasy.

From the singular imagination of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson comes a magical adventure about a boy and his dog—or a dog and her boy—and a forest of wonders hidden in plain sight.


Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold By Mark Leiknes Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781454946250
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 13th, 2022

This is fantasy.

The Quest Kids are ready for their first real quest. This time, they won’t oversleep, they won’t be put off by a little rain, and they won’t accidentally burn down the village that hired them. All they have to do is find the Golden-Fleeced Rage Beast, shave it, and make a really nice golden tracksuit to appease a furious dragon. Simple, right?


Once Upon a Tim By Stuart Gibbs, Stacy Curtis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stuart Gibbs, Stacy Curtis (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534499256
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

This is fantasy.

Want to know what really happens in a fairy tale? Join New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs in this hilarious, highly-illustrated new middle-grade series for fans of Max and the Midknights. This is perfect for younger middle grade readers who will find a new hero in Tim, with his charismatic, go-getter attitude and signature Stu Gibb's wit and smarts. Alongside his best friend, Belinda, readers will champion these two underdogs and race through the pages of this new adventure.
 


Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown By Steve Sheinkin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250149015
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 7th, 2021

This is non fiction.

As World War II comes to a close, the United States and the Soviet Union emerge as the two greatest world powers on extreme opposites of the political spectrum. After the United States showed its hand with the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, the Soviets refuse to be left behind. With communism sweeping the globe, the two nations begin a neck-and-neck competition to build even more destructive bombs and conquer the Space Race. In their battle for dominance, spy planes fly above, armed submarines swim deep below, and undercover agents meet in the dead of night.


Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis By Susan Hood, Greg Dawson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063083905
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Published: HarperCollins - March 21st, 2023

This is non fiction.

A moving true story of how young Ukrainian Jewish piano prodigies Zhanna, (allias Anna) and her sister Frina outplayed their pursuers while hiding in plain sight during the Holocaust in Ukraine, WWII and Drobitsky Yar as well as black and white photos from Zhanna's family's collection.  


If You Sailed on the Titanic By Denise Lewis Patrick, Winona Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338777192
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 3rd, 2023

This is non fiction.

What if you sailed on the Titanic? What would you have eaten? Where would you have slept? Would you have gone down with the ship? Denise Lewis Patrick answers all these questions and more in this comprehensive guide to the sinking of the Titanic. A great choice for American history units, and for teaching children about this iconic moment in history.


Not-So-Common Cents: Super Duper Important Facts About Money You Can't Afford to Miss By Sarah Wassner Flynn Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781426373282
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Published: National Geographic Kids - January 31st, 2023

This is non fiction.

Cha-ching! Learn everything adults wish they knew about money when they were kids—and more—including how to make it, save it, and multiply it! While money certainly isn’t everything, one fact is true: No matter where you live in the world, money is a basic necessity. From the clothes on your back to the food on your plate, chances are, money is somehow involved in almost all of your day-to-day activities.


The Replay: 25 Greatest Moments in Sports By Adam Skinner, Mai Ly Degnan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Skinner, Mai Ly Degnan (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419760235
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Published: Magic Cat - September 20th, 2022

This is non fiction.

Relive iconic moments from Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson, Simone Biles, Team USA Hockey, and more through illustrated replays of 25 of the greatest moments in sports


Aniana del Mar Jumps In By Jasminne Mendez Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593531815
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Published: Dial Books - March 14th, 2023

This is poetry.

A powerful and expertly told novel-in-verse by about a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who is diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis by an award-winning poet.


Brown Girl Dreaming By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

This is poetry.

Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner is a powerful memoir that tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.


Other Words for Home: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062747815
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 6th, 2021

This is poetry.

A free verse novel narrated by Jude, a tween girl who has emigrated from Syria with her pregnant mother, leaving behind her father and her beloved but rebellious older brother. I loved Jude's desire to be "normal", to have friends, to be onstage for her new school's musical and not backstage as a "misfit", and the celebration of Muslim traditions even in the face of hatred when a terrorist attack occurs.


Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780060572341
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

This is poetry.

Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Where the Sidewalk Ends, the classic poetry collection that is both outrageously funny and profound. This book features twelve poems that were not in the original edition.


Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast: And Other Tasty Poems By Jack Prelutsky, Ruth Chan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jack Prelutsky, Ruth Chan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063019133
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 19th, 2021

This is poetry.

A collection by the celebrated former Young People’s Poet Laureate and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky, featuring more than one hundred original poems! In a starred review, School Library Journal called Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast “a must-have collection.” Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast is guaranteed to make readers laugh, imagine, write, and dream. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white by Ruth Chan.