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1. Cover Curiosity: Bag It

Is your cover in need of something to make it stand out? Bag it.

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

How to Die of Embarrassment Every Day by Ann Hodgman

Zitface by Emily Howse

Any to add?

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2. Cover Curiosity: Cons-istantly Covered

It almost feels redundant to mention it, but Converse All-Stars are about the biggest thing going in middle grade/YA cover trends right now. It makes sense – they’re so uniquely versatile, with the ability to span generations and look hip at every stop. Let’s spy some recent examples:

The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone

Tales of a Madman Underground by John Barnes

The Wednesday Wars (paperback edition) by Gary D. Schmidt

Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Love and Other Things I’m Bad At by Catherine Clark

They Come From Below by Blake Nelson

Totally Joe by James Howe

I’m sure I missed a few here – any to add?

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3. Cover Curiosity: It’s a Hit

An agreeable side effect of featuring cover lookalikes is that I occasionally find a suggestion in my inbox. Today’s Cover Curiosity is a perfect example. With credit and thanks to Cindy Dobrez, school librarian and Bookends blogger (a site you should be reading if you aren’t already), I bring you a possible trend in the making (and one that I quite fancy):

Cover #1:

Countdown by Deborah Wiles

And cover #2

I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson

Side by Side:

The similarities here are pretty clear – and you’ll get no complaints from me.

Did I miss any that fit in this group?

On a related note, how do you feel about UK cover for I Think I Love You?

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4. Cover Curiosity: Framed!

Sometimes a cover trend irritates me like loose glitter (see: socks). Other times, I really don’t mind it. Today qualifies as the latter. I am enjoying the peculiar re-occurrence of picture frame walls. With a double high-five’s worth of appreciation to Boni Ashburn, who alerted me to this trend, let’s take a look at the examples.

Penny Dreadful by Laurel Snyder.


Name That Dog by Penny Archer, illustrated by Stephanie Buscema.

Thirdly (and finally):

The Cat’s Pajamas by Wallace Edwards.

Side by side by side:

That, friends, is a lot of frames.

Did I miss any that fit in this group?

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5. Cover Curiosity: Man in the Mirror

Something (kinda) old and two somethings new in today’s Cover Curiosity.

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The following covers use the mirror effect in three different ways, yet a similar trio they make.

First up, something (kinda) old:

Strange Happenings by Avi. Published May 2006.

Something new…

The Properties of Water by Hannah Roberts McKinnon. Published October, 2010.

And finally, another something new…

Hex Hall (Book #1) by Rachel Hawkins. Published March 2010

Side by side by side:

The lone figure, the water, the, you know, reflection – it’s a match.

Did I miss any that fit in this group?

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6. Cover Curiosity: It’s a (Mis)Match

Got a conflicted character? A bit of a “stuck between worlds” situation? Go for the mismatch. Let’s take a look:

Sweet 15 by Emily Adler & Alex Echevarria

Next up…

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison


Cinderella Cleaners: Rock & Roll by Maya Gold

And finally…

The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Cody Kimmel (Thanks to Laura W. for the tip)

Side by side by side by side:

The mismatched footwear makes it hard to deny – a trend is confirmed.

Any to add?

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7. Mega Cover Curiosity: Quadruple Trend Update

I don’t really know how this happened, but in my travels and perusings I’ve encountered a batch of covers that fit in with trends I’ve posted about in the past.

Let’s see if we can plug them in where they belong…

Dark Souls by Paula Morris

Ah, yes, this one goes in the Gothic Gates file:

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

Add this cover to the popular Holding Stuff group:

Tighter by Adele Griffin

Another one for the Psycho file:

And, of course…

Nerd Girls Alan Lawrence Sitomer

A new addition to the Socks crew:

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8. Cover Curiosity: Made in the Shade

Some of the entries into the Cover Curiosities file are clearly the doing of the Intentional Bogeyman (holding stuff, I’m talking about you), others I chalk up to the Ghost of Random Chance. I am very superstitious about about my cover similarities. Today’s submission strikes me as a member of the latter camp, but I can’t help but see some common ground in these two appealing covers. Up first…

Bunny Days by Tao Nyeu


Calvin Can’t Fly by Jennifer Berne, illustrated by Keith Bendis

And, just for kicks, lets try a new way to compare the two:

The composition, the white space, the text locations – certainly similar. Not that I’m complaining.

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