Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 78: Middle Grade (Part 18)

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 Epic Fail Of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya, Zinnia and The Bees by Danielle Davis, Alan Cole Is Not A Coward by Eric Bell, The Half-True Lies Of Cricket Cohen by Catherine Lloyd Burns, The Great Hibernation by Tara Dairman, Beyond The Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk, The Gravedigger’s Son by Patrick Moody and See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng.

Please Note: I’ve done my best to credit the designers and artists 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 designer 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. Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans
02. The Epic Fail Of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya (Designed by Kate Renner, Illustrated by Jorge Lacera)

03. Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard
04. Zinnia and The Bees by Danielle Davis (Illustrated by Laura K. Horton)

05. Ivy by Katherine Coville (Illustrated by Celia Kaspar)
06. Alan Cole Is Not A Coward by Eric Bell (Designed by Aurora Parlagreco, Illustrated by Julia Kuo)

07. The Half-True Lies Of Cricket Cohen by Catherine Lloyd Burns
08. The Great Hibernation by Tara Dairman (Illustrated by Rebecca Green)

09. Littler Women: A Modern Retelling by Laura Schaefer
10. The Wondrous World Of Violet Barnaby by Jenny Lundquist

11. One Mixed-Up Night by Catherine Newman
12. Moon Princess by Barbara Laban

13. Beyond The Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk (Designed by Lindsey Andrews, Illustrated by Tang Yau Hoong)
14. I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Designed by Andrew Arnold)

15. The Gravedigger’s Son by Patrick Moody (Illustrated by Graham Carter)
16. Lily’s Mountain by Hannah Moderow

17. See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng (Art by Heads Of State)
18. Rise Of The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (Illustrated by Vivienne To)

19. Who Let The Gods Out? by Maz Evans
20. Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard

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!

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