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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 by Suzanne LaFleur

Number 2:

Girl Meets Boy edited by Kelly Milner Halls

Number 3:

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

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

  2. 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. 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: http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/321116.html or check it out at BN online: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/keplers-dream-juliet-bell/1106756268?ean=9781101572078&itm=1&usri=keplers+dream

    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.