Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 64: Middle Grade (Part 13)

Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design. This feature is inspired by Katie’s feature Cover Love on her blog One Page At A Time. The idea is being used with her gracious permission.

Hi everyone! I’m back! As much fun as Her Story was to coordinate and share, I’m so excited to return to Pop! Goes The Reader’s regularly scheduled posts and even more thrilled to have the chance to once again talk about one of my favourite facets of literature: Middle grade fiction! Some of my favourite covers this week include Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson, Hundred Percent by Karen Romano Young, Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin L. Gray, Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King, Willows vs. Wolverines by Alison Cherry, The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach, Things Too Huge To Fix By Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught, Graveyard Slot by Michelle Schusterman, The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston, Sword In The Stacks by Jen Swann Downey and Journey’s End by Rachel Hawkins.

Please note: I’ve done my best to credit the illustrators responsible for the beautiful covers below, but was unable to find this information for a great number of those listed. If you know of an uncredited illustrator for any of these book covers, please let me know and I would be happy to include their names in this post. Their work is lovely and deserved to be celebrated.

01. Simon Thorn and The Viper’s Pit by Aimee Carter
02. Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson
03. Hear The Wolves by Victoria Scott

04. Hundred Percent by Karen Romano Young
05. Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin L. Gray (Cover illustrated by Emma Trithart)
06. AbrakaPOW by Isaiah Campbell (Cover illustrated by Dave Perillo)

07. The Mighty Dynamo by Kieran Mark Crowley
08. Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King
09. Beware! Shadows In The Night by Lin Oliver (Cover illustrated by Samantha Kallis)

10. Willows vs. Wolverines by Alison Cherry (Cover illustrated by Angela Li)
11. The Doorway And The Deep by K.E. Ormsbee (Cover illustrated by Erwin Madrid)
12. The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach (Cover illustrated by Alice Ratterree)

13. Things Too Huge To Fix By Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught
14. The Princess And The Page by Christina Farley
15. Graveyard Slot by Michelle Schusterman

16. Disenchanted: The Trials Of Cinderella by Megan Morrison
17. The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston
18. Unbound by Ann E. Burg

19. Sword In The Stacks by Jen Swann Downey
20. Journey’s End by Rachel Hawkins
21. Get Smart-ish by Gitty Daneshvari

Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite middle grade covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!

2 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 64: Middle Grade (Part 13)”

  1. Julia E. says:

    Wow! I love love love the covers for Unbound and Ashes!

    I really don’t read enough Middle Grade.

  2. Kristin Gray says:

    Thank you so much for including Vilonia with these stellar covers! <3

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