Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 73: Middle Grade (Part 16)

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 The End Of The Wild by Nicole Helget, Roll by Darcy Miller, The Infinity Year Of Avalon James by Dana Middleton, Quicksand Pond by Janet Taylor Lisle, Prisoner Of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren, 14 Hollow Road by Jenn Bishop, Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead by Cindy Callaghan, The Emperor’s Riddle by Kat Zhang, Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales by Kiersten White and Stormwalker by Mike Revell.

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. The End Of The Wild by Nicole Helget
02. First Class Murder by Robin Stevens (Cover illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley)
03. Roll by Darcy Miller (Cover designed by Katie Klim. Cover illustrated by Becca Stadtlander)

04. The Supernormal Sleuthing Service by Gwenda Bond & Chistopher Rowe (Cover illustrated by Glenn Thomas)
05. Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question by Martha Freeman
06. The Infinity Year Of Avalon James by Dana Middleton

07. Quicksand Pond by Janet Taylor Lisle
08. Oakwing: A Fairy’s Tale by E. J. Clarke
09. Aleca Zamm Is A Wonder by Ginger Rue

10. Prisoner Of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren
11. Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes by Mary E. Lambert
12. My Top Secret Dares & Don’ts by Trudi Trueit

13. 14 Hollow Road by Jenn Bishop (Cover illustrated by Erin McGuire)
14. Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead by Cindy Callaghan
15. The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child by Michael Buckley

16. Fairest Of Them All by Sarah Darer Littman
17. The Iron Tomb by Peter Vegas
18. Holly Farb and the Princess Of The Galaxy by Gareth Wronski (Cover illustrated by Karin Paprocki)

19. Emily and The Spellstone by Michael Rubens
20. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
21. The Emperor’s Riddle by Kat Zhang

22. Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales by Kiersten White (Cover illustrated by Karl Kwasny)
23. The World’s Greatest Detective by Caroline Carlson (Cover illustrated by Júlia Sardà)
24. Stormwalker by Mike Revell

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!

One response to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 73: Middle Grade (Part 16)”

  1. Alexa S. says:

    I love middle grade covers! The illustrations and the title fonts are always so lovely to gaze at. I’m particularly looking forward to The Emperor’s Riddle, which sounds fantastic!
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