What is it with kids on book covers?

What is it with kids on book covers?
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Last week I was at Target in the book section. Every time I go there, I stand in front of the budding authors section and visualize my books on those shelves. It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m still working on it. I’m a firm believer in that kind of stuff. Maybe it won’t be one of two novels, but one in the future after I’m grown into my books a little.

ANYWAY – my point for this picture…look at all these covers. They all have the backs of little kids on them. Must be some kind of trend. I Googled book cover trends and found this incredible round up by Publisher’s Weekly: The Season of Windblown Hair – Or, the Zeitgeist of Book Covers.


I’m happy to say I’ve never seen a book cover that has spilled glitter bottles on the front like mine. :-)

BTW: I got some really good news about my two novels! “Listen” up for an update when I can announce the news!

Felicidades,
Kathy :-)
Check out my new novel! MISS SCARLET’S SCHOOL OF PATTERNLESS SEWING

Kathy Cano-Murillo

Kathy Cano-Murillo

Kathy Cano-Murillo is an Author and artist, founder of CraftyChica.com.


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  1. Alvarado Frazier
    Alvarado Frazier 27 June, 2011, 18:34

    Great observation and post.Glad you didn’t fall into the examples PW posted (hilarious, btw). You’re truly unique.

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  2. Thread In Her Hair
    Thread In Her Hair 27 June, 2011, 23:56

    Your book looks awesome! I can’t stand using patterns (although sometimes it just has to be done) and I prefer making stuff up. I’ll have to get the book. I found you over at Today’s Creative Blog!

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  3. Sarah Allen
    Sarah Allen 29 June, 2011, 18:35

    Huh, I’ve never thought of trends in book covers before. Interesting. I suppose its because kids are cute and automatically cause happy, I could maybe like this feelings :)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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