“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.
I think we’re all familiar with the age-old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And you know what I have to say about that? Rubbish! Covers are an invaluable part of a book’s package. A truly great cover can tell you a lot about the novel contained within its pages. Book covers can also catch your attention and attract you to a novel you might otherwise ignore. So go ahead, judge a book by its cover – We all do it!
Middle grade! Middle grade! Middle grade! Okay. I feel as though I’ve talked about middle grade books on the blog an inordinate amount lately but with covers like these, who can blame me? Some of my favourite covers this week include Running Out Of Night by Sharon Lovejoy, The Trouble With Half A Moon by Danette Vigilante, Wild Boy and the Black Terror by Rob Lloyd Jones, The Art Of Flying by Judy Hoffman, The Sound Of Life And Everything by Krista Van Dolzer, Colonial Madness by Jo Whittemore, Like A River by Kathy Canon Wiechman, Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan and The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne.
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!