Middle Grade Summer Book Group

Middle Grade Summer Book Group

Middle Grade Summer Book Group (5th-6th grade)

4pm Wednesdays in July and August

via Zoom

Buttonwood's Middle Grade Summer Book Group (for students entering fifth through sixth grade) has returned! Led by Shelley Sommer, school librarian at Inly School, the group meets at 4pm on Wednesdays in July and August. Registration is free but is required for each meeting. Register for the entire session, individual dates, or for the books you're most interested in reading. Call the store at (781) 383-2665 to save your spot today!

July 8 Catherine's War by Julia Billet, Illustrated by Claire Fauvel

July 22 Gaijin:  American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner

August 5 Cub by Cynthia L. Copeland

August 19 When the Starts Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Catherine's War Cover Image
By Julia Billet, Claire Fauvel (Illustrator), Ivanka Hahnenberger (Translated by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062915597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: HarperAlley - January 21st, 2020

“A shining story of a young girl who struggles to come of age and find her place in a world fraught with danger.” —Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor-winning author of Hitler Youth


Gaijin: American Prisoner of War Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781368054164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

With a white mother and a Japanese father, Koji Miyamoto quickly realizes that his home in San Francisco is no longer a welcoming one after Pearl Harbor is attacked. And once he's sent to an internment camp, he learns that being half white at the camp is just as difficult as being half Japanese on the streets of an American city during WWII.


Cub Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781616208486
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

“Raina Telgemeier fans will lap this up.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A laugh-out-loud funny and empowering graphic memoir about growing up and finding your voice.

Twelve-year-old Cindy has just dipped a toe into seventh-grade drama—with its complicated friendships, bullies, and cute boys&md


When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Heartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.