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Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#16)

Once again, it’s the game that’s sweeping the country. I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: ORPHAN ELEVEN by Gennifer Choldenko

A first look at the cover for ORPHAN ELEVEN by Gennifer Choldenko (+ a Q&A)

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#16)

Can you name the book based on its LEGO-fied cover?

Cover Curiosity: Come One! Come All!

While sometimes I think a publisher will try to make like another book to try to steal, no, borrow some thunder, most of the time these things are just coincidences. Like today. I happened to be checking both of these books in the other day when I stopped. How had I never realized how similar […]

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#14)

Once again, it’s the game that’s sweeping the country. I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That […]

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#13)

Once again, it’s the game that’s sweeping the country. I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That […]

Cover Controversy: The Poet X

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo has had an incredible year. It’s been a New York Times bestseller. It’s won all the awards. Now the cover of the book is causing a stir. It appears that the cover image was plagiarized. Appears? Make that WAS: This is so disappointing/maddening/illegal. Now it’s in the hands of […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: OLD ROCK (IS NOT BORING) by Deb Pilutti

Deb Pilutti, author and/or illustrator of such fine books as . . . Deb Pilutti, she who visited my school and left happiness in her wake . . . Michigan’s own Deb Pilutti! She has a new book coming on February 4, 2020 called Old Rock (Is Not Boring) and I am pleased to reveal […]

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#12)

Once again, it’s the game that’s sweeping the country. I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That […]

Cover Reveal: THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY by Rebecca Balcarcel

The Other Half of Happy, Rebecca Balcarcel’s debut middle grade novel, arrives on August 20th. I have the honor of debuting the cover today.

Same Book, New Look: The Updated Covers of 2019

I like it when familiar books get new covers. It’s an instant mystery: why did this book get a new cover? Sometimes it’s to appeal to a different audience. Other times to mark an anniversary. And occasionally a book might just use some sprucing up. I have six books that are being recovered in 2019, […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal + Giveaway: ORDINARY HAZARDS by Nikki Grimes

I’ve done a number of cover reveals here over the years, but today is something a bit different. Dare I say an innovation in the realm of cover reveals! Today we are revealing a cover online, just as it is being revealed in the real world in Seattle at the American Library Association Midwinter. The book […]

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#10)

I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#2) Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#3) […]

Cover Reveal Q&A: Noodlephant by Jacob Kramer and K-Fai Steele

That right there is the cover for the upcoming picture book by Jacob Kramer and K-Fai Steele called Noodlephant. It’s about a noodle-loving elephant. It’s about a magic pasta machine. It’s about a community’s response to injustice. It’s 80 pages long. All that is to say it’s unlike any picture book I’ve read in a […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Nikki Tesla and the Ferrett-Proof Death Ray by Jess Keating

Jess Keating has a new series starting up in 2019 called The Elements of Genius. Today I can share the cover for the first book, Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray. But before we get gawking, I had to ask Jess a few questions . . . Travis: What was the spark (that was […]