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Cover Curiosity: Fishes

Some Cover Curiosities seem eye-rubbingly separated at birth, while others appear to simply share a similar idea. Today, I’d say we have an example of the latter.

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I love most when two covers from different worlds collide. Today we have a middle grade novel and a picture book.

Our first book:

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Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers

The second cover:

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Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb

What do you say we do a bit of side by side?

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The blue, the goldfish, the unique composition – we have resemblance!

Any others to add to this group?

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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. PragmaticMom says:

    Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

  2. Kate says:

    Rules by Cynthia Lord

  3. Ed Spicer says:

    and what is wrong with fish?

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