Creating book spine poems is great fun and is an enjoyable school or home library activity. They’re so simple to do! Just browse a bookshelf, choose titles that you can put together to make a short poem or story and then take a picture of the book spines. We had lots of fun creating ours!

Our first book spine poem is about going to bed;

Bedtime Book Spine Poem - Story Snug

Our second book spine poem is about animals and dancing!;

Animal Dancing book spine poem - Story Snug

Our third book spine poem is abut transport;

Transport Book Spine Poem - Story Snug

We could have created so many more poems. Imagine how much fun you could have doing this in the library!

The learning doesn’t need to stop with creating poems. Children can also be encouraged to sort their book poems alphabetically by title, author or illustrator. If they’re working in the library they will also need to understand the Dewey system to make sure that they put the books back onto the right shelves!

In December we created Christmas book spine poems. You can read our ‘Christmas poems’ in this blogpost.


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14 responses to “Book spine poems – fun with books!”


  1. Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin avatar

    I could have spent hours and days on doing this as a kid! Love the idea x #MMBC


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s great fun 🙂 We should do some more, we have got lots of new books since I wrote this post!


  2. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!! avatar

    Oh what a clever fun idea. Love it #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you, it is a fun activity 🙂


  3. RACHEL BUSTIN avatar

    fabulous idea! never thought about using the book spines! xx
    #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      I can’t take credit for the idea although I’ve never seen the poems done with picture books before.


  4. BookBairn avatar

    What a great idea! I’m going to be raiding the bookshelves this weekend to do this! #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      🙂 Please share any of your poems with us!


  5. Chantelle Hazelden avatar

    Oh how clever, I’ve not heard of this idea before, will be trying this with the kids! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe


    1. Catherine avatar

      I’ve seen poems created using novels and thought it would be fun to create one with picture books. We’d love to hear any poems that you make up 🙂


  6. Sarah MumofThree World avatar

    This is such a brilliant idea! I might set it for my kids as a task to amuse them and get them off their screens for a while.


    1. Catherine avatar

      Please share your poem wth us if you do create one 🙂


  7. Natasha Mairs avatar

    This sounds like a great idea. might give this a go later when the kids get back home from school #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      We had a lot of fun. There were books everywhere! We’d love to hear your poems if you create any 🙂