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Covering the Newbery (#24): Rabbit Hill

It be Monday, the day I set aside for Newbery recoverifying (sorry, English language, for that last word). On to this week’s book…

1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: My cover goes in a different direction, which could be good.

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(Source image: “CAJ big rabbit (CLAIMED)”

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.


  1. I think you might be on to something. I like it!

  2. I LOVE the new cover choice – especially over that weirdly creepy rabbit.