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2013 Book Spine Poem Gallery

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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 […]

Poetry Friday: In a Messy Room

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Well here we are, the final Friday before National Poetry Month begins. On April 2 I’ll be posting a gallery of your book spine poem submissions. Here are my tips for making your own. You want in? Email your poems to me at scopenotes (at) gmail (dot) com or post them to your blog and let […]

Poetry Friday: More True Lies

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Check out the Poetry Friday roundup at GottaBook. National Poetry Month looms (but, you know, in a good way) and I’m counting down to the big event with a book spine poem each and every Friday in March. Interested in giving the book spine poem thing a shot? Try it with kids? Here are my […]

Poetry Friday: Bang! Boom! Roar!

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National Poetry Month is nigh, and I’m posting a book spine poem every Friday until April. Want to try it? 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 […]

Review: Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse By Tamera Will Wissinger Illustrated by Matthew Cordell Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 9780547820118 $15.99 Grades 1-4 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library There are plenty of verse novels out there. Poetry books based around a theme are also common. Tamera Will Wissinger’s debut […]

Review: Make Magic! Do Good! by Dallas Clayton

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Make Magic! Do Good! By Dallas Clayton Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763657468 $17.99 Grades K-3 In Stores Nov. 13, 2012 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Sometimes, it’s nearly impossible to separate art from its creator. The work and the person who made it are so intertwined it’s difficult to tell where the personality […]

Review: Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It by Gail Carson Levine

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Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems By Gail Carson Levine Illustrated by Matthew Cordell Harper (HarperCollins) ISBN: 9780061787256 $15.99 Grades 2-5 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Check out these excellent reviews of Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: A Fuse #8 Production, A Year of […]

Poetry Friday: The Day I Was Rich

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Be sure to check out the Poetry Friday roundup at A Year of Reading. National Poetry Month looms (but, you know, in a good way) and I’m counting down to the big event with a book spine poem each and every Friday in March. Interested in giving the book spine poem thing a shot? Try […]

Poetry Friday: Look Who’s There!

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Check out the Poetry Friday Roundup at GottaBook. National Poetry Month is nigh, and I’m posting a book spine poem every Friday until April. Want to try it? 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 […]

Poetry Friday: Hardy Boys

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Down to the wire we come. I’ve been posting a new book spine poem every Friday in March in anticipation of National Poetry Month (week 1, week 2, week 3). Next Friday, the calendar strikes April 1st and I’ll post a gallery showing off all your book spine poems. The submissions have been coming in […]

Poetry Friday: The Mix-Up

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Check out the Poetry Friday round-up at Gathering Books. On the first day of National Poetry Month (April 1st), I’m hosting a gallery of book spine poems (or centos, if you want to get technical) submitted by you. If you give it the ol’ college try, take a picture and post it to your blog, […]

Poetry Friday: Odd Smell

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April 1st is a mere three weeks away, bringing with it the glory that is National Poetry Month. On that day I’ll be hosting a gallery of book spine poems (or centos) submitted by you. Interested in getting in on the action? If you give it a try, take a picture and email it to […]

Poetry Friday: The Genius

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On April 1st, I want to kick off National Poetry Month with the bang it deserves. But I’m gonna need your help. I’ll post a new book spine cento here every Friday in March. On Friday, April 1st I’ll put up a gallery with your submissions. Click here for more information on creating your own […]

Let the Countdown to National Poetry Month Commence!

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April is National Poetry Month, or as I call it ’round these parts, National (Book Spine) Poetry Month. I actually do the air parentheses and everything. Last year, inspired by the amazing work of Nina Katchadourian, I tried my hand at creating a book spine cento. Here were the results: I also encouraged all comers […]