October 31, 2022 by Travis Jonker
I chat with Ben Clanton and reveal the cover for the next book in his Narwhal series.
June 15, 2021 by Travis Jonker
A couple egg-themed covers for you.
November 26, 2019 by Travis Jonker
Rare is the occasion when I can share a book for kids and a book for adults that give off that Cover Curiosity vibe. That's what we have today.
September 26, 2019 by Travis Jonker
While sometimes I think a publisher will try to make like another book to try to steal, no, borrow some thunder, most of the time these things are just coincidences. Like today. I happened to be checking both of these books in the other day when I stopped. How had I never realized how similar […]
July 3, 2019 by Travis Jonker
*UPDATE* HarperTeen released a statement on September 6, 2019 saying that The Poet X will now have a revised cover credit. It will include the photographer of the source image used. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo has had an incredible year. It’s been a New York Times bestseller. It’s won all the awards. Now […]
August 11, 2017 by Travis Jonker
I don’t usually discuss YA, but when I do, it’s usually about covers. Click here for more Cover Curiosity posts. Today we have a group of books that to my eyes don’t fall into the “hey let’s make our book like like their book” category. But they do share an eye-catching visual style that makes […]
January 5, 2017 by Travis Jonker
I like books that look like other books. When I spot one, I share it here. I’ve been doing this for a while: Click Here for More Cover Curiosities While at the bookstore around the holidays I spotted a book out of the corner of my eye. I thought it was this book. We all […]
August 18, 2016 by Travis Jonker
Some book covers, I think, are designed to like other book covers on purpose. Like this, for example. Others happen to share a general composition. Here’s one such pair. Today we have a case of the latter, a compositionally congruent duo. First up . . . Hannah and Sugar by Kate Berube Second up . […]
July 8, 2016 by Travis Jonker
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But when a Cover Curiosity reveals itself, I am there. Click here for previous Cover Curiosities. Today we have something for the little ones. Our first cover is… Worth noting: First 100 Words was the fourth highest-selling juvenile book of 2015. Fourth! Here are some other books that First […]
October 23, 2015 by Travis Jonker
Sometimes connections between two covers are strong – like, say, using the same image. But other times there’s just a vague, “Hey, this looks kinda like something I’ve seen…”. That’s the situation today, with the covers for two books about plumbing the depths of the world. Our first cover: Our second cover: Side by side: […]
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