I've taken this idea in a new direction, getting ready for April and Poetry Month. My inspiration is elementary school librarian and blogger Travis Jonker who recently put up a post about spine poetry.
Specifically, he's put out a call for spine centos. What's that? A cento, Wikipedia tells me, is "a poetical work wholly composed of verses or passages taken from other authors; only disposed in a new form or order." In this case, the "verses or passages" are the titles displayed on the spine.
This try at a Localire Spine Cento was created at my middle school library, with help from a sixth grader:
Suggestions? Other localire (Minnesota/Wisconsin) titles I might add?
I'm open to all suggestions--and apologize for cutting off some of the titles. The authors, by the way, are in order: Anne Ursu, Marsha Qualey, Pete Hautman and Mary Logue, Loretta Ellsworth, and Marion Dane Bauer. Many thanks to all of these authors for having such memorable and poetical titles.