Top Ten Tuesday: Covers We Wish We Could Redesign


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten Covers We Wish We Could Redesign

If only the covers war more alluring, kids would be more likely to read them!


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1. Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie

This is an incredible book. I just wish the cover reflected how awesome it is. I bet Kellee will agree with me on this one, as we both adore this book.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I understand the symbolism of this cover, but I find it to be quite boring.

3. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

This is one of my favorite books. Luckily, a quick read-aloud gets kids interested in reading it. That said, I wish the cover was different!

4. Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen

I know I talk about this book frequently. It is such a great text, and I loved using it for my struggling readers. They fell in love with it. It took some convincing for them to get beyond the cover, though!

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I love the color! That said, I wish there was more on this cover. Kids seem to either love or hate the simplicity of this cover.


Making up for my huge list last week, I could only think of 3 covers that I would really love to redesign.


1. The Summer of May by Ceclia Galante

I will say, like Miss Movado preaches in the book, don’t judge a book by its cover. The cover (and description) of this book do not do the book justice. First, May is a 13 year old girl, not 12 as the description says and not 9 like the cover portrays. Also, she doesn’t go on a fire escape to dream and she doesn’t have a cat. I think the cover is going to drive away readers who need this book.

2. A Girl named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

This book makes Digit seem like any other girly book, but really it is an adventure-filled book and Digit is not like other girls. I just wish that it had seemed a little bit more kick butt.

3. Bluefish by Pat Schmatz

This cover just doesn’t portray at all what the book is about and I think readers who need the book won’t pick it up because it seems boring.

Which covers would you redesign?

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