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Cover Curiosity: Bag It

Is your cover in need of something to make it stand out? Bag it.

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

How to Die of Embarrassment Every Day by Ann Hodgman

Zitface by Emily Howse

And a couple from the past…

Baghead by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

(Thanks to Katie Davis and Greg Pincus for the tip)

I’ll Love You When You’re More Like Me by M.E. Kerr

(Thanks to Peter from Collecting Children’s Books for the tip)

Any to add?

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Baghead by Jarrett Krosoczka is the picture book poster child for the bag on the cover. I can’t think of any other YA or MG titles, though. I’ll be curious to see what others come up with….

  2. Dang! Greg beat me to it! Just what I was about to say.

  3. Good to get some picture book representation in here – I’ll add to the post when I get a shot.

  4. Cathy Burnsed says:

    Here’s another one: Friends by Ann M. Martin has TWO characters on the front cover with bags on their heads!