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Gallery: These 2015 Picture Book Have Secrets

A picture book with a creative case cover is like a person who wears bold socks (note: my sock drawer is filled to the brim with a single color: dark gray. I am the Steve Jobs of socks), it’s a rarely seen detail, but delightful when discovered.

Previously…

Gallery: These 2013 Picture Books Have Secrets

Here are the 2015 picture books I’ve spotted that sport creative case covers. There are definitely a lot more examples, but I wasn’t smart enough to snap a picture before they got processed and put into my school library. So if you have one to add, take a picture (preferably on light-colored laminate wood flooring (kidding (but if you care anything about continuity, come on, make it happen))) and send it my way: scopenotes (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Matthew Winner (The Busy Librarian) had these fine case covers to add:

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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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. These are great examples of why I believe the art of the picture book is one of the finest gifts we can give young readers. Bravo to the book designers!

    –Tom

  2. What gems! My kids and I always peek under the book covers at the library to try to spy what’s hiding under there. Great surprises.

  3. Vicki Kouchnerkavich says:

    We actually have had a discussion at our public library about whether or not to keep the book covers and take the time/$$ to cover them. We decided to keep them, but this make me wonder whats under most picture book cover now.