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Cover Curiosity: Kids in Trees

Usually for Cover Curiosities, I highlight a straight-up “this cover looks kinda like that cover” situation. Today we have more of a trend. But it isn’t gothic gates, holding stuff, or socks. No, today’s middle grade/YA trend is about kids hanging out in trees. Here are three examples – got any more to add?

Number 1:

Love Aubrey Cover Curiosity: Kids in Trees

Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur

Number 2:

Girl Meets Boy Cover Curiosity: Kids in Trees

Girl Meets Boy edited by Kelly Milner Halls

Number 3:

Tracing Stars Cover Curiosity: Kids in Trees

Tracing Stars by Erin E. Moulton (in stores May 10, 2012)

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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. stacy says:

    The Kneebone Boy, by Potter (there are feet hanging down from the tree)

  2. Travis says:

    Right you are!

  3. So true! How about Emma-Jean Lazurus Fell out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis (even has child in tree in the title!)

    Just read Love Aubrey, BTW and loved it!

  4. Brenda Kahn says:

    True! When I got to #3, I got that “haven’t I seen you recently feeling and looked down at my left hand where Kepler’s Dream by Juliet Bell sat. You can check out the image at my blog b/c it was In My Mailbox this week: or check it out at BN online:

    Love, Aubrey and Girl Meets Boy seem a bit closer b/c they’re photographs. Touching Stars and Kepler’s Dream have the same color scheme going on and, interestingly a star gazing character.


  5. Renee Combs says:

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