September/October Cover Madness, Round 3!

The votes are in for the second round of September/October Cover Madness, and we move on to round 3! Pick your favorite of the final two choices — let us know your choice in the comments! Come back next week to see which cover was voted the winning September/October cover from the last twenty-four years! 

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September 2012
art by Crockett Johnson
September 2006
art by Arthur Geisert


Summer Edward

Horn Book Consulting Editor Summer Edward is a Trinidadian American author, children’s book editor, educator, K-12 literacy specialist, Caribbean children’s and YA literature advocate, and commentator on books for young readers. She holds an M.S.Ed. degree in Reading, Writing, Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and founded Anansesem, an online magazine that for 10 years covered Caribbean children’s and YA literature. She has written for Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library JournalThe Horn BookWOW Stories: Connections from the ClassroomLiteracy Dailysx salon, KidLit TV, the Commonwealth Education Trust, Social Justice Books, and more. Learn more about her work at

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Posted : Jul 15, 2024 04:36

Elissa Gershowitz

Picking the sentimental choice of Crockett Johnson's Harold

Posted : Jul 11, 2024 05:16

Marva Hinton

I have to go with Geisert.

Posted : Jul 11, 2024 04:29

Summer E.

Crockett. Looking forward to the movie adaptation next month!

Posted : Jul 09, 2024 01:57

Free Access

Crockett. Looking forward to the movie adaptation next month!

Posted : Jul 09, 2024 01:55



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