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Poetry Friday: Plunked!

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Be sure to check out the Poetry Friday roundup at My Juicy Little Universe.

Today we have two items on the agenda – a final book spine poem and a last call. First, the poem:

Miss Malone Poem 500x373 Poetry Friday: Plunked!

Now, that last call I was talking about. In honor of National Poetry Month I’m posting a gallery of book spine poems on Monday, April 2. If you give it a try, snap a picture and send it to me at scopenotes at gmail dot com. If you try book spine poetry with kids and send me the results, I’ll add them to the post too. Click here for my tips.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Laura Shovan says:

    Hi, Travis. That last line/spine reminds me of William Carlos Williams’ poem “This is just to say.” The book spine poems are always fun to read.

  2. Linda Baie says:

    I don’t know if you’ve read the Mighty Miss Malone, but this book spine poem fits her very well. And, great to find meaning in only 3 titles. Thanks! Looking forward to your poem share!

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