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Covering the Newbery (#25): Strawberry Girl

1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

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(Source image: “Strawberries!” http://www.flickr.com/photos/thingsarebetterwithaparrott/2545677054/)

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. Love it! I like Strawberry Girl, even if it’s really dated. It’s quite something to see a picture of Florida that wasn’t that long ago, but is so very different than the rest of the US at that time.

    FYI, I’m having 5th grade students do this project using Google Docs Drawing this year in library/tech. Not Newbery books per se, but I have a stack of weed-worthy books due to their covers. Thanks for the inspiration!