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Cover Curiosity: Fishes

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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. Click here for more Cover Curiosities. I love most when two covers from different worlds collide. Today we have a middle grade novel and a picture book. Our [...]

Covering the Newbery: Top 10

Cover 1924 - Dark Frigate

Last week our pals Colby Sharp and John Schumacher finished reading every single Newbery Medal-winning book. In honor of their completing this impressive feat, I thought I’d write what has to be my most self-indulgent post ever: revisit my Covering the Newbery project (where I attempted to give a new cover to every Newbery winner) [...]

Cover Curiosity: Behind Bars

Juvie Cover

Look, I don’t discriminate on my Cover Curiosities – picture book, middle grade, YA – when two books happen to resemble each other, I will be there. Today we foray into the YA world with two new books that share a bold bar/grid motif. Juvie by Steve Watkins More Than This by Patrick Ness Side [...]

Unfortunate Covers (#21)

Nighty Nightmare

It’s been a while since we’ve done this (poor Homer Price) so let’s do a little recap. If a good book is sporting a cover that isn’t helping, you’ve got yourself an Unfortunate Cover. The Unfortunate Cover can be a tough situation to remedy. You can booktalk the heck out of it to spur some [...]

Cover Curiosity: Playing the Field

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Sometimes with Cover Curiosities we have two jackets that look very similar. Other times it’s more of a general trend. Today is the latter. Look out socks, relaxing on the lawn is gaining steam. Take a look at the recent evidence collected: The Center of Everything by Linda Urban After Eli by Rebecca Rupp Criss [...]

Covering the Newbery (#82): Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Crispin the Cross of Lead

Executive decision time. This is the final Covering the Newbery post. It just makes sense, people. I started this series in 2010 as a way to have fun with book covers that were no longer causing much of a stir among young readers. But then I did 81 of them and the outdated cover thing [...]

Covering the Newbery (#81): A Single Shard

A Single Shard

Eighty one down, ten to go. Visit the Covering the Newbery Gallery. 2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park Original Cover: My Re-do: Side by Side: Up next week: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Source image: “Blue and White” by charclam http://flic.kr/p/8kALLk)

Covering the Newbery (#80): A Year Down Yonder

Year Down Yonder

Visit the Covering the Newbery Gallery. 2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck Original Cover: My Re-do: Side by Side: Up next week: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (Source image: “Nepal (10) – 26Sep10, Bardia (Nepal)” by philippe leroyer http://flic.kr/p/bYuzp1)

Covering the Newbery (#79): Bud, Not Buddy

Bud Not Buddy

We step into the 2000s with today’s entry… Visit the Covering the Newbery gallery. 2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Original Cover: My Re-do: Side by Side: Up next week: A Year Down Yonder by by Richard Peck (Source image: “Arrivederci Milano Ciao” by  annie:malahus http://flic.kr/p/78mDFx)

Covering the Newbery (#78): Holes

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Visit the Covering the Newbery gallery. 1999: Holes by Louis Sachar Original Cover: My Re-do: Side by Side: Up next week: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Covering the Newbery (#77): Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust

Visit the Covering the Newbery gallery. 1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse Original Cover: My Re-do: Side by Side: Up next week: (Oh, boy…) Holes by by Louis Sachar (Source image: “15-04-10 You Are So Magnetic, You Pick Up All The Pins” by Bethan http://flic.kr/p/7THEyW)

Covering the Newbery (#76): The View from Saturday

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Visit the Covering the Newbery gallery. 1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg Original Cover: My Re-do: Side by Side: Up next week: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Source image: “Box Boys and Gals” by kissabug http://flic.kr/p/6VpS3h)

Covering the Newbery (#75): The Midwife’s Apprentice

Midwife's Apprentice

Visit the Covering the Newbery gallery. 1996: The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman Original Cover: My Re-do: Side by Side: Up next week: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (Source image: “Sometimes I feel like a painter” by hans s http://flic.kr/p/KLHv8)

Covering the Newbery (#74): Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

Visit the Covering the Newbery gallery 1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech Original Cover: My Re-do: Side by Side: Up next week: The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Source Image: “illustration in the market” by Corey Schmitz http://flic.kr/p/5EEtTm)

Covering the Newbery (#73): The Giver

The Giver

What is Covering the Newbery? 1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry Original Cover: My Re-do: Side by Side: Up next week: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (Source Image: “we did good” http://flic.kr/p/9ppwMW)