Book Spine Poems

I made these two as examples. So far eight more have been added by kids. Fun! Yay!

3 Peats (trilogies)

3 Peats (trilogies)

Books are Dino-Mite
I hot glued plastic dinosaurs onto thumb tacks. Fun.
Inspired by

Books are Dino-Mite

I hot glued plastic dinosaurs onto thumb tacks. Fun.

Inspired by

Thoughts on the end of the shelf

Thoughts on the end of the shelf

"What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness" - George Saunders
I highly recommend his graduation speech.

"What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness" - George Saunders

I highly recommend his graduation speech.

Brand New! Read it first! Gleaming!

Brand New! Read it first! Gleaming!

Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica

Strong Female Leads
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." Amelia Earhart
Interviewer: So, why do you write all these strong female characters?Joss Whedon: Because you’re still asking me that question.

Strong Female Leads

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." Amelia Earhart

Interviewer: So, why do you write all these strong female characters?
Joss Whedon: Because you’re still asking me that question.

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

I love curling.

I love curling.

As a review of biography, a celebration of President’s Day, and for fun, I read Maira Kalman’s Looking at Lincoln to fourth grade. Afterward each kid picked a favorite fact to write and share.
Fun!
If you look close, you can see I cited the book. Visible, present citations is one of my new pushes.

As a review of biography, a celebration of President’s Day, and for fun, I read Maira Kalman’s Looking at Lincoln to fourth grade. Afterward each kid picked a favorite fact to write and share.

Fun!

If you look close, you can see I cited the book. Visible, present citations is one of my new pushes.

9 out of 10 librarians agree books are good for your heart.(The 10th just finished a heartbreaker. She’ll be OK.)
Each title includes “heart.” The pipe cleaner hearts look better in person.

9 out of 10 librarians agree books are good for your heart.
(The 10th just finished a heartbreaker. She’ll be OK.)

Each title includes “heart.” The pipe cleaner hearts look better in person.

Make Your Mark.
Have you read Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld’s Exclamation Mark? Wonderful. I read it to 5th grade for they get the jokes. Each kid got to pick a way s/he makes his mark. Fun. Yes, the book was checked out during the first class after I posted them. 
Exclamation Mark bookmark template from Tom Lichtenheld

Make Your Mark.

Have you read Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld’s Exclamation Mark? Wonderful. I read it to 5th grade for they get the jokes. Each kid got to pick a way s/he makes his mark. Fun.

Yes, the book was checked out during the first class after I posted them.

Exclamation Mark bookmark template from Tom Lichtenheld

Disclaimer from Short Books for the Shortest Month
Short books for the shortest month

Short books for the shortest month