Summer Book Groups

Buttonwood's summer book groups have returned! Shelley Sommer and Karin Johnston will be joining us once again to lead our two Middle Grade Book Groups, both meeting Thursday afternoons. Please call Buttonwood at (781) 383-2665 if you are interested in signing up. Each group is limited to 10 members, so sign up quickly!

Middle Grade Book Groups (ages 10 & up)


Thursdays @ 4:00pm


Shelley Sommer, Inly School Librarian


July 12The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, Stacy McAnulty
July 26Breakout, Kate Messner
August 16Hurricane Child, Kheryn Callender


Karin Johnston, Deer Hill 5th Grade Teacher


July 19Ghost Boys, Jewell Parker Rhodes
August 9Be Prepared, Vera Brosgol
August 23Amal Unbound, Aisha Saeed

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524767570
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.


Breakout Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681195360
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - June 5th, 2018

Nora Tucker is looking forward to summer vacation in Wolf Creek--two months of swimming, popsicles, and brushing up on her journalism skills for the school paper. But when two inmates break out of the town's maximum security prison, everything changes. Doors are locked, helicopters fly over the woods, and police patrol the school grounds.


Hurricane Child Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129304
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.

Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and -- worst of all -- Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back.


Ghost Boys Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316262286
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

The #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


Be Prepared Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626724457
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Published: First Second - April 24th, 2018

"Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost can't stand it." --Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile


Amal Unbound Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399544682
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 8th, 2018

"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.