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Unfortunate Covers (#3)

This one was difficult to include in the ongoing Unfortunate Covers series (click here for #1 and #2), but unfortunate it seems to be – at least in the eyes of some of the students I work with.

terabithiabridge Unfortunate Covers (#3)

Bridge to Terabithia” is an outstanding story, a Newbery winner, and it made me cry like “Beaches” – all positives in my book (titled “Checklist of Things Great Books Need”). I just have trouble selling it to kids. The reason why? The cover just doesn’t strike them as something they want to dig into. I’ve been seeing a newly covered version in stores lately – here’s hoping it gives this classic the circulations it deserves.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


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