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    Jun 20, 2020

    17 Book Covers That Are Going To Make Every '90s Kid Wonder How They Didn't Notice These Changes

    Some of these should've been left alone.

    1. Goosebumps books, known for their creative covers, have changed things up for a more cartoony look.


    2. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner has gone from showing a group of kids sneaking around to a much more intense-looking cover featuring bolts of lightning.

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    3. The BFG by Roald Dahl still has art from Quentin Blake, but the color scheme is different.

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    4. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz originally had the well-known, unsettling drawings done by Stephen Gammell. The newer version has illustrations done by Brett Helquist.

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    5. The classic Scholastic Children's Dictionary has traded its bright, multi-colored look for a more chill aesthetic.

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    6. Animorphs by K.A. Applegate ditched the classic covers that depicted the morphing transition for this much simpler look.


    7. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney switched to a much darker cover showing a girl trapped inside of a milk carton.

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    8. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen used to have a dude on the cover, but now it just shows a giant hatchet.

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    9. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech kept the red text, but changed just about every other aspect of the cover, including the font.

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    10. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor has different artwork on its cover, though it still depicts the main character, Cassie Logan.

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    11. The Bailey School Kids books by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones have switched things up with an artwork makeover.


    12. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar used to be illustrated by Julie Brinckloe, but the new look was done by Adam McCauley.

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    13. The Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary looks much different — here's Ramona Quimby, Age 8 for example.

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    14. Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene are unrecognizable.

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    15. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls has gone from a clear look at a boy and his pup to silhouettes.


    16. Eyewitness books from DK look like an entirely new series these days.


    17. And finally, The Baby-Sitters Club books by Ann M. Martin changed from their very distinct look, and they even come in graphic novel form these days.


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