Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Poetry in the Library

As part of Poetry Month, Mrs. Julsonnet's Library Club of Superb Awesomeness worked on making book spine poetry.

It's a lot harder than you'd think!  However, they did a great job.  See for yourself:

Another activity was to construct a poem using every letter in the alphabet in sequential order.  This was very hard and made book spine poetry look like a piece of cake.  Here is my terrible attempt:

A boy called Dave eats figs, growing huge in just kiloseconds,
later, many nod, openly pointing, quite robust sarcasm too.
"Underfed? Very well," Xavier yelled zealously.

What about you?  Do you think you can write a poem from every letter of the alphabet?  Shel Silverstein did it.  Reply with your attempts, I'm dying to see how others do.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New books in the library for April!

We have quite the variety this month.  Everything from Wonder (said to be a contender for the 2012 Newbery Award!) to Pandemonium by Chris Wooding (the author of Malice!)

We have a some exciting new fantasy novels as well as fascinating stories in non-fiction.  Did you know that Sir Conan Doyle, the creator Sherlock Holmes, believed in fairies?  You might want to take a look at The Fairy Ring, or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World.