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Poetry Friday: Shadow on the Stairs

Check out the Poetry Friday round-up at My Juicy Little Universe.

To get things warmed up for National Poetry Month, I’m posting a book spine poem every Friday until April. Want to get in on the act? Maybe give it a shot with kids? Click here for some tips on creating your own.

If you do give it a go, take a picture and post it to your blog, or send it my way via email (scopenotes (at) gmail (dot) com). On Tuesday, April 2nd I’ll posting a gallery with all your work, and continue to add to it for the entire month.

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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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. Wonderful! I had forgotten about these, Travis. Almost time for poetry month means “book spine” poetry. What a tricky title “Bedtime Is Canceled” is.

  2. Matt Forrest says:

    Great idea, Travis! I’ll have to try my hand at this!

  3. Such a clever idea and poem! “The Shadow on the Stairs” – my daughters have lived this! Thanks for sharing. =)

  4. Love this tradition!

  5. I have to try some of these!

  6. Heidi Mordhorst says:

    Well, I didn’t get time to make one on Friday in the middle of hosting both PF and a big party, but I look forward to giving this “librarian’s special” a try.

  7. Clever!