Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 101: Middle Grade (Part 28)

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 Just South of Home by Karen Strong, The Rambling by Jimmy Cajoleas, Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground by T.R. Simon, The Friendship Lie by Rebecca Donnelly, The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty, The Line Tender by Kate Allen, Orange For The Sunsets by Tina Athaide, The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu, Song For A Whale by Lynne Kelly, Aru Shah and The Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi and The Girl Who Sailed The Stars by Matilda Woods.

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. Jaclyn Hyde by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White
02. Just South of Home by Karen Strong

03. The Rambling by Jimmy Cajoleas
04. Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground by T.R. Simon

05. A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick (Cover design by Katharine Millichope, Cover art by George Ermo)
06. The Friendship Lie by Rebecca Donnelly (Cover design by Hilary Wacholz, Cover art by Ramona Kaulitzki)

07. The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty (Cover design by Baily Crawford, Cover art by Karl James Mountford)
08. Riverland by Fran Wilde

09. Dream Within A Dream by Patricia MacLachlan
10. The Line Tender by Kate Allen (Cover design by Jessica Jenkins, Cover art by Xingye Jin)

11. Kat Wolfe Investigates by Lauren St. John (Cover art by Beidi Guo)
12. Orange For The Sunsets by Tina Athaide (Cover design by Laura Eckes, Cover art by Olivia Duchess)

13. The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu (Cover design by Sarah Kaufmann, Cover art by Erin McGuire)
14. Song For A Whale by Lynne Kelly (Cover design by Maria T. Middleton, Cover art by Leo Nickolls)

15. Rise of the Dragon Moon by Gabrielle K. Byrne (Cover art by Kelley McMorris)
16. A Swirl of Ocean by Melissa Sarno (Cover art by Leo Nickolls)

17. Aru Shah and The Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi (Cover design by Abigail Dela Cruz)
18. Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano (Cover art by Mirelle Ortega)

19. An Epic Series of Failures: The Curse of Greg by Chris Rylander
20. The Girl Who Sailed The Stars by Matilda Woods

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 101: Middle Grade (Part 28)”

  1. Mer says:

    Hi, Did not see one of my favorites: Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows. Would like to know what you think.
    Thanks,
    Mer

  2. The Lost Girl is Illustrated by Erin McGuire and designed by Sarah Kaufmann. Dream Within A Dream is illustrated by Amy June Bates. Covert hearts!!!!!!

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