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Book Spine Poetry and Novels In Verse - Article by Danielle and Cindy, Staff Bloggers

A couple of years ago, Youth Program Assistant teen volunteer, Magda, created two book spine poems. Inspired by the Book Spine Poem Gallery at 100 Scope Notes, these poems are formed from the titles of teen books. To read the poems, read only the titles of the books, starting with the book on the top of the stack.

Book spine poetry


book spine poetry

Feeling inspired?

  • create your own book spine poems and send the photos to Halifax Public Libraries at teen@halifax.ca
  • check out the library’s verse novels and poetry collections

Here are just a few Novels In Verse to try. Just click on the covers to find them:

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Danielle D and Cindy C, Staff Bloggers


  • The Lie Tree
  • The way he lived
  • A drop of night
  • Thief of lies
  • Defender
  • Character, driven
  • Every young adult's break-up survival guide
  • Hidden gold
  • The heart of stone
  • The last boy and girl in the world
  • The epidemic
  • I see reality
  • Finding Hope
  • Under the Dusty Moon
  • Flawd
  • Dark energy
  • Hot pterodactyl boyfriend
  • Harmony House
  • Burning
  • See no color
  • One of us
  • A tangle of gold
  • It should have been a #GoodDay
  • Beautiful broken things
  • The radiant road
  • Speak a word for freedom
  • When we collided
  • Hit count
  • Fig
  • The beast of Cretacea
  • Essential maps for the lost
  • Queen
  • Exit, pursued by a bear
  • The Raven King
  • Breakaway
  • The forbidden orchid
  • The young adult's guide to public speaking