Tag: Book Cover Update

Covering the Dark is Rising

Covering the Dark is Rising

Lynn and Cindy: When Cindy bought an updated box set of Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising Sequence (2013), it reminded us that we haven’t played the book cover game for quite a while. This classic¹ has had a wide array of different covers over the years, and our school collections contain several of them. The 2013 box set […]

Book Cover Update: The Breadwinner

Book Cover Update: The Breadwinner

Cindy: International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, provided a perfect excuse to look at the cover-art changes on Deborah Ellis’ The Breadwinner. Eleven-year-old Parvana’s story of life in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan is a perfect introduction to women’s rights around the world for young readers. The original cover art features a desert-palette, watercolor image of what appears […]

Book Cover Update: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Book Cover Update: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Cindy: While in Boston last month for the announcement of the 2016 Newbery Medal winner, we saw the gorgeous new cover art for the 1976 winner, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Taylor’s book is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and it’s doing so with a new birthday outfit: artwork by Kadir Nelson. Cassie Logan is […]

Book Cover Update: White Darkness

Book Cover Update: White Darkness

Cindy: Last month our Book Cover Update post about Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret found a wide audience and generated many comments. Lynn and I have found many other enduring titles that have received multiple cover updates over the years that we’ll be covering (ha) in the months to come. In the […]

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Book Cover Update: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Book Cover Update: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Cindy: Many school libraries do an annual inventory. Some shut down early to do it. I don’t believe in that. If I’m missing important books, I know it long before inventory time rolls around because kids are looking for them and so am I. Scanning the barcodes for the entire collection and getting a missing list […]