Phoenix Book Club: Superpowers!

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For June we got a jump on this summer's theme by reading all about superheroes (and supervillains).

Superhero Comics

Superhero Novels

To celebrate the (upcoming) end of the school year we had our annual pizza party and talked about superheroes, supervillains and super powers. You would think that this would be an easy topic to pick books for but it's harder than it seems! What is a superhero book? Do we only count characters in capes? No, of course not. Do we only count characters who fight crime? Maybe not. What counts as a superpower as opposed to magical abilities? Some superpowers are magic, after all! And some superheroes and supervillains don't have any powers at all. 

The group read from a wide variety of options and while the topic itself was a little hard to pin down, the books everyone read were all well liked. While a lot of kids were very busy this month with projects and testing, everyone found time to read at least half of at least one of the books they chose and quite a few books were renewed so kids could finish them. Plenty of books were traded across the table at the end of the discussion!

July and August are our summer book club meetings! We'll be meeting on the second Tuesdays, as usual, in the Children's Room in the Main Library. For July we'll all be reading the same book: N.E.R.D.S. by Michael Buckley. Grab a copy of the book at the desk in the Children's Room or put it on hold, then join us on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Room.

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