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Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#17)

Can you name the book by its LEGO-fied cover?

Old Book, New Title

Giving an old book a new title.

Cover Curiosity: Bumps

Crescendo

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.

Exclusive Cover Reveal: It Is (Not) Perfect by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant

We are here today to reveal the cover of It Is (Not) Perfect by the Geisel Award-winning team Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant. But first, I had a few questions for them . . . Travis: This new book is about the meaning of “perfect”. Are you perfectionists? How did this story come about? Anna: […]

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#16)

Once again, it’s the game that’s sweeping the country. I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: ORPHAN ELEVEN by Gennifer Choldenko

A first look at the cover for ORPHAN ELEVEN by Gennifer Choldenko (+ a Q&A)

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#16)

Can you name the book based on its LEGO-fied cover?

Cover Curiosity: Come One! Come All!

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 […]

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#14)

Once again, it’s the game that’s sweeping the country. I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That […]

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#13)

Once again, it’s the game that’s sweeping the country. I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That […]

Cover Controversy: The Poet X

*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 […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: OLD ROCK (IS NOT BORING) by Deb Pilutti

Deb Pilutti, author and/or illustrator of such fine books as . . . Deb Pilutti, she who visited my school and left happiness in her wake . . . Michigan’s own Deb Pilutti! She has a new book coming on February 4, 2020 called Old Rock (Is Not Boring) and I am pleased to reveal […]

Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#12)

Once again, it’s the game that’s sweeping the country. I used this website to (virtually) create 3 LEGO book covers. They’re listed from least challenging to most challenging – see how many you can name. #1: Answer #2: Answer #3: Answer How’d you do? Previously . . . Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#1) Name That […]

Cover Reveal: THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY by Rebecca Balcarcel

The Other Half of Happy, Rebecca Balcarcel’s debut middle grade novel, arrives on August 20th. I have the honor of debuting the cover today.

Same Book, New Look: The Updated Covers of 2019

I like it when familiar books get new covers. It’s an instant mystery: why did this book get a new cover? Sometimes it’s to appeal to a different audience. Other times to mark an anniversary. And occasionally a book might just use some sprucing up. I have six books that are being recovered in 2019, […]