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Cover Curiosity: Keeping it 100

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But when a Cover Curiosity reveals itself, I am there.

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Today we have something for the little ones.

Our first cover is…

First 100

Worth noting: First 100 Words was the fourth highest-selling juvenile book of 2015. Fourth! Here are some other books that First 100 Words outsold last year:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Goodnight Moon


So, is it any wonder there are some others trying to get in on the 100 Word game? Hence…

100 First

Side by side:

First 100100 First

Any others fit this mold?


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. Compare The Power of Poppy Pendle and the Courage of Cat Campbell, both by Natasha Lowe with Caleb Crisp’s Ivy Pocket books.