Mayor Buddy’s Book Club

Mayor Buddy's Book Club

By encouraging leisure time reading and creative expression, this initiative will improve literacy in our community by making reading fun.

Quintessence by Jess Redman

Quintessence by Jess Redman

Three months ago, twelve-year-old Alma moved to the town of Four Points. Her panic attacks started a week later, and they haven’t stopped―even though she’s told her parents that they have. She’s homesick and friendless and every day she feels less and less like herself. But one day she finds a telescope in the town’s junk shop, and through its lens, she watches a star―a star that looks like a child―fall from the sky and into her backyard.

Alma knows what it’s like to be lost and afraid, to long for home, and she knows that it’s up to her to save the star. And so, with the help of some unlikely new friends from Astronomy Club, she sets out on a quest that will take a little bit of science, a little bit of magic, and her whole self.

Past Books 

2022
January - February
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown 

March - April
The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas

June - July
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

2021
January - February
Marcus Vegas Doesn't Speak Spanish

March - May
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

June - July
How I Became a Spy by Deborah Hopkinson

August - September
Power Forward by Hena Khan