Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 68: Middle Grade (Part 14)

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.

Some of my favourite covers this week include Otherwise Known As Possum by Maria D. Laso, The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill, The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson, The Emperor Of Mars by Patrick Samphire, Howard Wallace, P.I. by Casey Lyall, The Many Reflections Of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats, The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey, A Little Taste Of Poison by R.J. Anderson, The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere, We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd and Foxheart by Claire Legrand.

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

01. Crushing It by Joanne Levy (Cover illustrated by Angela Li)
02. Otherwise Known As Possum by Maria D. Laso
03. Swamp Scarefest by B.A. Frade (Cover illustrated by Scott Brundage)

04. The Boy Who Knew Too Much by Commander S.T. Bolivar III
05. The Water And The Wild by K.E. Ormsbee (Cover illustrated by Erwin Madrid)
06. The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Cover illustrated by Yuta Onada)

07. The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
08. The Impossible Clue by Sarah Rubin (Cover illustrated by Melissa Manwill)
09. My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson

10. The Emperor Of Mars by Patrick Samphire (Cover illustrated by Jeremy Holmes)
11. Howard Wallace, P.I. by Casey Lyall
12. The Many Reflections Of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats (Cover illustrated by Matt Rockefeller)

13. The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey (Cover illustrated by Sfe R. Monster)
14. A Little Taste Of Poison by R.J. Anderson
15. Secret Origins by James Riley

16. The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla (Cover illustrated by Julie McLaughlin)
17. A Legend Of Starfire by Marissa Burt (Cover illustrated by Jakob Eirich)
18. The Peculiar Night Of The Blue Heart by Lauren DeStefano

19. Moonkind by Sarah Prineas (Cover illustrated by Jason Chan)
20. Defender Of The Realm by Nick Huckerby & Nick Ostler
21. The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere (Cover illustrated by Ziyue Chen)

22. We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd (Cover illustrated by Kristyna Litten)
23. The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Cover illustrated by Tim O’Brien)
24. Foxheart by Claire Legrand (Cover illustrated by Jaime Zollars)

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!

3 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 68: Middle Grade (Part 14)”

  1. Joanne Levy says:

    Thank you so much for including CRUSHING IT! Angela Li illustrated the cover.
    http://angelaillustration.com/about-1/
    Joanne Levy recently posted…How to Show Love to an AuthorMy Profile

  2. Alexa S. says:

    I love middle grade covers, especially because the illustrations can be just so darn cute!
    Alexa S. recently posted…Friendship Festival: She’s Just Like YouMy Profile

  3. Sally says:

    So many amazing covers by talented artists! Thank you so much for including #TheSomedayBirds!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge