April usually means poetry for the Phoenix Book Club and this year was no exception. We picked from a wide variety of books, from poetry anthologies, to single author books, to novels in verse. There are so many different ways to approach poetry, it's really pretty easy to find something for everyone.
There are a few groans every year when we talk about picking poetry books for April, but what's always fun is seeing the reactions when we actually meet and talk about what we read. Without fail, poetry turns out to be a lot more fun and interesting than many of the book club members think it will be. Even if they've done poetry with us before! This year the highlights were the poems of Robert Frost, the Australian novel in verse Naked Bunyip Dancing that we read aloud (and caught the giggles) from, and Andrew Clements' Dogku, which we all read during the course of our April meeting.
For next month we're taking it easy by reading books from the Oversize collection in the Children's Room. These are picture books, but written for older readers. The Main Library has a section for these books - Please ask at the branches for assistance in finding them. Take a look, pick one out, and come tell us about it on May 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Room.