Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What a Girl Wants

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
(Paula Wiseman, S & S, 2010)
Big news--Jacket Knack is now on Facebook! Like us? Like us!

We're browsing the Internets for cool stuff for all y'all. Best bets:

Noted: A teen reader lists some of her favorite book covers on "Throwing Up Words": See Kyra's picks

Nory Ryan's Song by
Patricia Reilly Giff (Delacorte, 2009)

Julie Recommends: Thanks to Julie Larios, founder and friend of the blog, for the link to this Horn Book article about books on the Irish Famine. A taste:
"The jackets of Irish Famine books that are aimed at an American or international market (whether or not they originate in the U.S.) tend to show well-fed and clearly modern children in Laura Ingalls Wilder–style clothing, images that are not remotely in keeping with the Irish Famine . . ."

Curious: The bizarre history of the venerable typeface Baskerville on idsgn.

Fifteen Minutes: The hand model for the Twilight cover speaks.

Coming up--your favorite covers of 2010. Send us your recommendations in the comments or on Facebook.


  1. I can't believe the hand model for Twilight is even being spoken to. Wow, just wow. *shakes head in amazement* haha

    Ooo favorite 2010 covers?! Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves, Where I Belong by Gillian Cross (UK), Toads & Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson and When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer. That's all I can think of for now.

    One of my favorite covers for 2011 (thinking waayy ahead) is Luminous by Dawn Metcalf, STUNNING!

  2. MissAttitude,

    I googled LUMINOUS and you're right! It is beautiful. (Here's a link to the author's blog where it's featured: http://pics.livejournal.com/dawn_metcalf/pic/0006tz38/ )


  3. Hi, Jacket Knack Friends! I posted about twenty Best Cover 2010 suggestions over on your Facebook page! Kinda went hog wild - please forgive! But wow, what a lot of wonderful covers this year.

  4. Tanita, I've been waiting for an opportunity to talk about Toads and Diamonds. Neat-o.