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Cover Curiosity: Title Takeover

Is it just me, or have you noticed some picture book titles getting real these days? Really real. Taking up the whole cover real.

Not just type laid over top, but part of the illustration real.

Today we have three books that put the title front, center, and right in the middle of the the action.

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There’s No Such Thing As Little by LeUyen Pham

One Day, The End by Rebecca Kai Dotlich; illustrated by Fred Koehler

Inside This Book (Are Three Books) by Barney Saltzberg

Any to add to this group?

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. How about adding the jaunty, Tommy Can’t Stop! by Tim Federle?

  2. Ninja Bunny coming out later this year is another. One Love by Marley from a few years back did it too. Another older title is Think Big by Scanlon. I know this is a picture book conversation, but I just read a middle grade with a giant title also – Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer.

  3. I love book cover discussions… another one that pops to mind is last year’s R is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet by Adam Watkins

  4. Vicki Kouchnerkavich says

    At least it’s the titles getting bigger, unlike the adults books where the author’s name overtakes the cover!