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Book Cover Mashups

The ace covers blog Jacket Whys recently put out a challenge. Do this…

…but with book covers instead of album covers. I decided to give it a try. Here’s what I came up with:

Hmm – not on the same level as the album covers, but at least I have the black and white theme going. Plus a couple Newbery books in there gets me some bonus points, right?

I now extend the challenge to you.

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.


  1. I think these look great! You should be proud. I thought the challenge was a great idea, but had no idea where to even start!

    • This was a bit tricky – you really have to get some books out and start playing around. Since you have to see covers, you can’t just scan shelves. The one I ended up using was from books on my shelves at home.

  2. I came here from Jacket Whys to see how you’d fared with her challenge and I think your photo looks great! It’s easier with album covers, I would think, since you’re more likely to get multiple parts of people (like in that middle album), which makes it easier to connect them. I definitely think you get bonus points for the black & white and the Newbery books!

    • I tried with picture books – that was really difficult. I think YA covers would work pretty good, since a lot of them have arms, hands, faces, and feet these days.

  3. Wow, kudos to you! I think your piece is great! Thanks for taking the challenge. I think I’m going to have to work on one… :-)

  4. You did awesome! I love this idea. Have to try it now!


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