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Cover Curiosity: Here Be Dragons

Shhh! Our first cover curiosity of the new year is a rare picture book/chapter book pairing. We must be very quiet, or we’ll scare them away.

First up…

Mountain Meets the Moon Cover Curiosity: Here Be Dragons

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

And to complete the pair…

Magic Brush 500x449 Cover Curiosity: Here Be Dragons

The Magic Brush by Kat Yeh, illustrated by Huy Voun Lee

Side by Side:

Mountain Meets the Moon 201x300 Cover Curiosity: Here Be DragonsMagic Brush 300x269 Cover Curiosity: Here Be Dragons


The blues and reds, the girl, the dragon – clear curiosity material here.

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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.


  1. Zoe says:

    Ha! I spent last night once the children were in bed cutting out 60 dragon masks ready for storytime later this week… (we’ll be reading Sam and the Luck Money, and Long-Long’s New Year, then decorating the masks, having a parade, and making chinese money to put in red envelopes…)

  2. Jen says:

    Lovely! Wish I’d seen these before I made my New Year’s card, I went with boring green for my dragons, red and blue would have been better.

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