Book Spine Poetry

Apr 25, 2012

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We’ve been meaning to blog about this idea for a while. Book Spine Poetry is a great way to promote poetry, particularly with those who can’t always find the right words… The “right words” are just sitting on your class bookshelf, waiting to be used.

Here are our attempts using the books we had to hand. They’re a little random (you’ll have to imagine Grandad squinting through his bifocals, racing to choose from all the saveloys and pies on offer in poem 4!), but that’s the beauty of Book Spine Poetry — anything goes!

Things That Go Bump In The Night

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Out Of Our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson

Monsters Under The Bed by Andrew Melrose


An Inspector Calls On A Sparky Class

Outside The Box by Molly Potter

Revolution In The Head by Ian MacDonald

A Smile In The Mind by Beryl McAlhone

Made To Stick by Dan & Chip Heath

The Perfect Ofsted Inspection by Jackie Beere


So Many Pies, So Little Time

A World Of Food by Carl Warner

Race Against Time by Ellen MacArthur

Who Left Grandad At The Chip Shop? by Steward Henderson

We’d love to hear your attempts at Book Spine Poetry. Either type in your poems (including authors) here or send in your pics to contact(at)sparkyteaching(dot)com and we’ll put them on the site!

And when you’ve exhausted all possibilities, we’re pretty sure there’s a future in CD Spine Poetry too!

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