Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 96: Middle Grade (Part 27)

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 Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie Tsang and Kevin Tsang, Emily Out Of Focus by Miriam Spitzer Franklin, Smoke and Mirrors by K.D. Halbrook, Kat Wolfe Investigates by Lauren St. John, What Goes Up by Wen Baragrey, Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu, The Unicorn Quest: Secret in the Stone by Kamilla Benko and The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel.

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. Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour by Kat Shepherd (Cover illustrated by Rayanne Vieira)
02. Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie Tsang and Kevin Tsang (Cover designed by Nathan Reed)

03. Emily Out Of Focus by Miriam Spitzer Franklin
04. The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage

05. The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
06. Smoke and Mirrors by K.D. Halbrook (Cover illustrated by Karl James Mountford)

07. Kat Wolfe Investigates by Lauren St. John
08. Royal Crush by Meg Cabot

09. Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt (Cover illustrated by James Lancett)
10. Lizzy and The Good Luck Girl by Susan Lubner (Cover illustrated by Pascal Campion)

11. The Endsister by Penni Russon (Cover illustrated by Sandra Eterovic)
12. What Goes Up by Wen Baragrey

13. Battle of the Beetles by M.G. Leonard
14. Charlie and Frog by Karen Kane (Cover illustrated by Jose Sabitini, Cover designed by Marci Senders)

15. The Simple Art of Flying by Cory Leonardo (Cover designed by Karin Paprocki)
16. Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu (Cover illustrated by Jane Newland)

17. The Unicorn Quest: Secret in the Stone by Kamilla Benko (Cover illustrated by Vivienne To)
18. Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens (Cover illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley)

19. The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel (Cover illustrated by Hannah Peck)
20. Family of Spies by Jodi Carmichael (Cover designed by Relish New Brand)

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 96: Middle Grade (Part 27)”

  1. Alexa says:

    So many beautiful covers! My favourites are Emily Out of Focus, Smoke and Mirrors, Kat Wolfe Investigates, Royal Crush, What Goes Up… I could just pick all of them. Thank you for this great post! My TBR has grown so much T_T

  2. Flavia says:

    Gah! Where were these epic covers and stories when I was growing up! Lol! Thanks for sharing! 😀
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