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2013 Book Spine Poem Gallery

National Poetry Month has landed, and we’re celebrating with book spine poetry. Three (maybe even four) cheers for everyone who gave it a shot.

If you try book spine poetry in April, snap a picture, post it to your blog, or email it to me at scopenotes (at) gmail (dot) com. I’ll add to this gallery for the entire month.

Click here for the 2012 gallery

Click here for the 2011 gallery

Click here for the 2010 gallery

Mine:

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Charlie Lake Elementary:

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Maggie B:

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Kelly W:

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Janelle @ Brimful Curiosities:

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Rebecca @ Sturdy for Common Things:

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Kathy @ The Brain Lair:

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Linda @ Teacher Dance:

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Ruth McNally Barshaw:

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Becky @ The Brainstorm Plus:

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Bruce McMillan:

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Angela N:

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Brenda @ Prose and Kahn:

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Barbara K:

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Andrea T:

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Cameron:

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Dylan:

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Maddy:

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Max:

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Sarah:

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Sasha:

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Zoe:

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Lori @ The View From Here:

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Jen and Lindi:

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Ann C:

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Elsie @ elsie tries writing:

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Ruth L:

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Catherine @ Reading to the Core:

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Monica:

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Kelly S:

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Amy @ The “Rudd”er:

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Elizabeth W:

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Kristi H:

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Misti T:

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SCSD Student Gallery:

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The Palest Ink:

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Deanna:

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Crystal:

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Lisa B:

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Colleen:

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Aileen:

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Margaret S:

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Carol E (with a postmodern take on the form):

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Kelsey @ Coteau Books:

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Mary B:

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Student poems from Rebecca M:

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Mia W:

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Amy A:

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Student poems from Jeff W:

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Ann @ Words and Pixels:

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Marsha K:

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Mindy D:

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Heather A:

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Brenda W:

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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. LInda Baie says:

    I’ll keep reading-many, many gems in here, Travis! Thank you!

  2. Catherine says:

    Wow! So many amazing, creative poems! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Brenda says:

    Thanks for doing this! Great stuff! Lots of creativity here. I had quite a few moments of happy reminiscing over forgotten titles that I’d read. I also loved the student poems.

    brenda

  4. Always look forward to this post every year! Thanks for compiling them all. Like always, there are many unique, thoughtful and funny poems.

  5. Ed Spicer says:

    Fun! Thanks for posting again.

  6. LOVE this! What a fun, creative activity. I can’t imagine how long it took to re-shelve all those books though!

  7. Amy Rudd says:

    These poems are so creative! This is a great way to start off the month!

  8. James Miller says:

    lol. These poems from book title really make a sense. I enjoyed the blog very much.

  9. Hi Travis, one of the GatheringBooks ladies had a shot at book spine poetry for Poetry Friday last week. Here’s the link to her post and images:
    http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/poetry-friday-book-spine-poems-for-national-poetry-month/
    I hope to do one myself this Poetry Friday. Will send the link to you then. :)

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