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Cover Reveal Q&A: PLAYING THE CARDS YOU’RE DEALT by Varian Johnson

A cover reveal (and Q&A) for Varian Johnson’s next book, PLAYING THE CARDS YOU’RE DEALT.

Cover Reveal Q&A: THE SURVIVOR TREE by Marcie Colleen and Aaron Becker

I chat with the creators of The Survivor Tree and share the cover.

Exclusive Cover Reveal: THERE IS A RAINBOW by Theresa Trinder and Grant Snider

A first look at the cover for THERE IS A RAINBOW by Theresa Trinder and Grant Snider.

Cover Reveal Q&A: THE PASSOVER GUEST by Susan Kusel and Sean Rubin

I chat with Susan Kusel and Sean Rubin about their upcoming picture book THE PASSOVER GUEST

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Narwhal & Jelly Board Books by Ben Clanton

A first look at the upcoming Narwhal and Jelly board books by Ben Clanton.

Book Cover Reveal: BLUE FLOATS AWAY by Grant Snider and Me

A cover reveal for the picture book BLUE FLOATS AWAY, by me and Grant Snider.

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Home is in Between by Mitali Perkins and Lavanya Naidu

A first look at the cover for Home is in Between by Mitali Perkins and Lavanya Naidu.

Book Cover Reveal: Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal

Caldecott Honor winner Juana Martinez-Neal has a new book on the way – Zonia’s Rain Forest. Publishing in March 2021. Today we get a first look at the cover, but first, I had a few questions for Juana: Travis: What was the spark that led to Zonia’s Rain Forest? Juana Martinez-Neal: Hi, Travis! Thank you […]

Cover Reveal Q&A: Okapi Tale by Jacob Kramer and K-Fai Steele

An interview (and cover reveal) with author Jacob Kramer and illustrator K-Fai Steele about their upcoming book OKAPI TALE.

Exclusive Cover Reveal Q&A: Kondo & Kezumi Are Not Alone

A cover reveal for Kondo & Kezumi Are Not Alone, and a Q&A with the illustrator, Andrea Tsurumi

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: […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: ORPHAN ELEVEN by Gennifer Choldenko

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

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 […]

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.

Exclusive Cover Reveal + Giveaway: ORDINARY HAZARDS by Nikki Grimes

I’ve done a number of cover reveals here over the years, but today is something a bit different. Dare I say an innovation in the realm of cover reveals! Today we are revealing a cover online, just as it is being revealed in the real world in Seattle at the American Library Association Midwinter. The book […]