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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)

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 […]

Cover Curiosity: Me

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Now, please don’t be alarmed when you see this goofy-looking guy on your September issue of School Library Journal: How did we get here? I wrote a series of posts about the e-reader lending program we started at my 5th and 6th grade school last year. It was a small start, but things went pretty […]

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 […]

Covering the Newbery (#68): Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise

I am now convinced that I’ve spent more time browsing Flickr creative commons licensed photos than anyone. Top five at least. That’s how I come up with the Covering the Newbery covers, with occasional assists from Photoshop and Splashup, and always with the help of PicMonkey. Today we close out the 80s with… 1989: Joyful […]

Covering the Newbery (#67): Lincoln: A Photobiography

Lincoln Photobiography

1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman Original Cover: My Redo: Side by Side: Verdict: I like this one. Mine doesn’t use a photo, which seems kinda crazy, but I like how it uses words (in this case, the text of the Gettysburg Address) to resemble a well-known photo of Lincoln. Click here for the […]

Covering the Newbery (#66): The Whipping Boy

Whipping Boy

1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman Original Cover: My Redo: Side by Side: Verdict: Really, very, not good. This looks like an art project gone wrong. Click here for the Covering the Newbery gallery. Up Next Week: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (Source image “ghost child” http://flic.kr/p/aESDTM)

Cover Curiosity: Squinty

Ask the Passengers

Is that a cover trend I see? I can’t quite tell – it’s so bright. Let’s take a look at three examples. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King Peace, Locomotion by Jacquiline Woodson The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano I feel like there are more examples of this out there – any to […]