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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) [...]

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 But then I did 81 of them and the outdated cover thing [...]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

Holes Large

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)

Covering the Newbery (#72): Missing May

Missing May

What is Covering the Newbery? 1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant Original Cover: My Redo: Side by side: Verdict: Brighter! But, as has happened in the past, the new cover doesn’t give many hints about what’s inside. Up next week: The Giver by Lois Lowry (Source Image: “dear diary” http://flic.kr/p/8hzzkJ)

Covering the Newbery (#71): Shiloh

Shiloh

What is Covering the Newbery? 1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Original Cover: My Redo: Side by Side: Verdict: I went photo, which I like to try to avoid, but this is one time where I think the kid interest would be high. As the old book cover adage goes – “when in doubt, put [...]

Covering the Newbery (#70): Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee

I firmly believe a person can only look at so many Flickr search results pages before going insane. I met that threshold this time out and so: 1. I am now insane. 2. I resorted to something I’ve never done before – I made my own drawing. Here goes… 1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli [...]

Covering the Newbery (#69): Number the Stars

Number the Stars

Today we enter the 90s in my little book jacket redo experiment, and it’s a doozy. Number the Stars remains a popular Newbery winner. Let’s see ho this goes… 1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Original Cover: My Redo: Side by Side: Verdict: The original cover indicates elements of the story – mine does [...]