Middle Grade Summer Book Group

Middle Grade Summer Book Group

Buttonwood's Middle Grade Summer Book Group (for students entering fifth through eighth grade) has returned! Lead by local teachers Shelley Sommer, school librarian at Inly School, and Karin Johnston, fifth grade teacher at Deer Hill, the group meets at 4:00pm on Thursdays 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. Space is limited, so call the store at (781) 383-2665 to save your spot today!

Middle Grade Summer Book Group (5th-8th grade)

Thursdays in July and August, 4:00pm

at Buttonwood Books and Toys

July 11 The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Geminhart with Karin Johnston

July 18 The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin with Shelley Sommer

July 25 To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer with Karin Johnston *This session is currently full. Call the store at (781) 383-2665 to be placed on the waiting list.

August 1 A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata with Shelley Sommer

August 8** Speechless by Adam P. Schmitt with Shelley Sommer- **This book is recommended for students in sixth grade and above.

August 15 New Kid by Jerry Craft with Karin Johnston *This session is currently full. Call the store at (781) 383-2665 to be placed on the waiting list.

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250196705
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 8th, 2019

"Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart’s finest book yet — and that’s saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book." — Katherine Applegate, acclaimed author of The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree


The Next Great Paulie Fink Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316380881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

In this acclaimed novel by the author of the award-winning, bestselling The Thing About Jellyfish, being the new kid at school isn't easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a legendary classroom prankster.


To Night Owl From Dogfish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553236
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Dial Books - February 12th, 2019

From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.


A Place to Belong Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481446648
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - May 14th, 2019

A Japanese-American family, reeling from their ill treatment in the Japanese internment camps, gives up their American citizenship to move back to Hiroshima, unaware of the devastation wreaked by the atomic bomb in this piercing look at the aftermath of World War II by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.

World War II has ended, but while America has won the war, twelve-year-old Hanako


Speechless Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536200928
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Candlewick - November 6th, 2018

How do you give a eulogy when you can’t think of one good thing to say? A poignant, funny, and candid look at grief, family secrets, difficult people, and learning to look behind the facade.


New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: HarperCollins - February 5th, 2019

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.