Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 82: Middle Grade (Part 20)

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 Escape From Aleppo by N.H. Senzai, The Dollmaker Of Krakow by R. M. Romero, R Is For Rebel by J. Anderson Coats, You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly, Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender, The Notations Of Cooper Cameron by Jane O’Reilly, The Backward Season by Lauren Myracle, Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar and Me, Frida and The Secret Of The Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes.

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. Revenge Of The Beetle Queen by M.G. Leonard
02. Escape From Aleppo by N.H. Senzai (Cover illustrated by Kathrin Honesta)

03. The Dollmaker Of Krakow by R. M. Romero (Cover illustrated by Lisa Perrin)
04. R Is For Rebel by J. Anderson Coats (Cover illustrated by Maike Plenzke)

05. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly (Cover illustrated by Isabel Roxas)
06. Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

07. Aleca Zamm Fools Them All by Ginger Rue (Cover illustrated by Zoe Persico)
08. Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender (Cover art by Tonya Engel, Designed by Baily Crawford)

09. Maggie & Abby’s Neverending Pillow Fort by Will Taylor (Cover illustrated by Monique Dong, Designed by Jessie Gang)
10. Lou Lou and Pea and The Bicentennial Bonanza by Jill Diamond (Cover illustrated by Lesley Vamos, Designed by Kristie Radwilowicz)

11. The Notations Of Cooper Cameron by Jane O’Reilly
12. The Backward Season by Lauren Myracle

13. Return Fire by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
14. Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner (Cover illustrated by Natalie Andrewson)

15. The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd (Cover illustrated by Julia Sarda)
16. The Last Of The Lost Boys by N.D. Wilson

17. Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar (Cover illustrated by Kate Forrester, Designed by Neil Swaab)
18. A Dash Of Trouble by Anna Meriano (Cover illustrated by Mirelle Ortega)

19. Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens (Cover illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley)
20. Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners by Natalie Rompella (Cover illustrated by Simini Blocker)

21. Me, Frida and The Secret Of The Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes (Cover illustrated by Rafael López)
22. Legends Of The Lost Causes by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester (Cover illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis)

23. The Journey Of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
24. Into The Nightfell Wood by Kristin Bailey

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!

5 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 82: Middle Grade (Part 20)”

  1. Diane Magras says:

    If I may, one of my favorites covers is my own, coming out March 6, 2018, with art by the incredible Antonio Javier Caparo: https://www.dianemagras.com/books/

  2. The designer for AHIMSA was Neil Swaab.

  3. I am a BIG fan of Middle-Grade books; mostly because of the pure adventures and AWESOME covers. Such a wonderful collection of covers for this post; perfect choices.
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  4. Rachel says:

    The artist who did Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners is Simini Blocker, and the designer was Sammy Yuen. Thanks for featuring it!

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