Castle Glower Series: New Covers!

March 12th, 2017 by

Ever since I reviewed Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George years ago on the Kidsmomo podcast, I knew the Castle Glower series was destined for greatness! It’s been years since Tuesdays at the Castle was released and since then we’ve gotten the books for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and most recently, Saturdays at the Sea!

But wait — something’s different about Saturdays at the Sea: the book cover style! And it turns out the original books are also getting new covers:

Original Covers New Covers

Some thoughts on the new covers:

  • The new illustration style looks more modern and what art historians call a “painterly” style.
  • The series heroine, Princess Celia, is less visible in many of the covers — sometimes we just see the back of her head.
  • I think there is a bigger sense of danger and adventure.
  • The days of the week are now designed with embellishments and much bigger.
  • The griffin appears on different days now.
  • There is more color variation: With the original covers, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday always looked similar to me because they had a lot of green and blue hues.
  • Jessica Day George’s name is much easier to read now in the white text.

All in all, I love the new covers! My only complaint is that Saturdays at the Sea only has a new version — I would love to have seen what the original illustrator would have done!

Do you prefer the original covers or the new covers? Take the poll below and discuss with other readers in the comments!

Do you like the original or new covers more?

— Nancy

If this series were to star Nancy, then the series would end with the titles Sundays with Napping and Mondays with Coffee.

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Kidsmomo Podcast #59: Cannibals & Castles

November 29th, 2011 by

Nancy’s always said that her favorite food is fruit, but could she be harboring a secret love for the taste of… human flesh? GASP!

Well, we don’t get a definite answer in our latest podcast, but Karen definitely tries to get at the truth. Plus, we’ve got book reviews involving a magical building, a wacky grandma, and a Native American legend. Not to mention a visit from an adventurous author!

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  • Author visit from C. Alexander London, author of the Accidental Adventures series
  • Karen’s book review: A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
  • Nancy’s book review: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
  • A review from YOU: The Story of Pocahontas by Caryn Jenner
  • Cannibal in the room? Yikes!

And don’t forget: write in with a book review. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy