I found it surprisingly hard to make my own book spine poem. Perhaps I’m not flexible enough because one book title would give me an idea and then I couldn’t find titles to express the rest of my thoughts about that idea. Perhaps my book collection is too small, most of my books are digital these days.
Here are my two attempts -
A reflection on life as I know it
Raising Boysand the books are
The Lego Ideas Book
The Perfectly Imperfect Home
And the Love is Free
Raising Boys, by Steve Biddulph
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide, by Jason Fry
The Lego Ideas Book, by Daniel Lipkowitz
Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown
The Perfectly Imperfect Home, by Deborah Needleman (which I confess to buying partly because I thought the title was so perfect for me)
Speed Cleaning, by Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming
And the Love is Free, by Jules Clancy of Stonesoup
and a little children’s book poem
Clip-ClopAnd the books are
To the Top End
Bears on Wheels
Clip-Clop, by Nicola Smee
To the Top End, by Roland Harvey
Who’s Driving?, by Leo Timmers
Bears on Wheels, by Stan and Jan Berenstein
I think that this would be a fun activity to try with your children. To make it easier you could gather books on a similar theme, for example, all your stories about transport.
Have you tried book spine poetry?
I am working through my list of 51 Ways to Be Creative, hoping to try out all the ideas.