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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Hi Jack! by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli

If you had x-ray vision, you’d know that I have a soft spot in my heart for early readers. You know what I’m talking about:

When I learned that Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli were teaming up for a new early reader series about a mischievous rabbit called Hi Jack! I was happy to hear the news. I feel like the form is in good hands with those two. Barnett’s been circling early readers with his clear, concise writing in books like Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Triangle, and Pizzoli has a Theodor Geisel medal and honor (an award that often goes to early reader books) to his name.

So, for the very first time, let’s have a look at the covers of the first two books in the Jack series, Hi Jack! and Jack Blasts Off!:

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I had a few questions about the series. I decided to get some answers by trying something I’ve never tried before: a Google hangout.

Jack Chat

Thank you Mac Barnett, Greg Pizzoli, and Bridget Hartzler.

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. Hey Travis,
    I wait up for your articles.This one was great about Hi Jack.Thanks