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Cover Curiosity: Playing the Field

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 Cross (paperback edition) by Lynne Rae Perkins

Any more that belong in this group?

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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. In the YA department, how about Miranda Kenneally’s STEALING PARKER?

  2. Assuming they don’t change the cover between now and publication, there’s Amy Spalding’s THE REECE MALCOLM LIST:


  3. Lori Norman says:

    It never occurred to me that there could be trends in book cover designs!