Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 106: Middle Grade (Part 31)

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.

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. The Invisible Boy by Alyssa Hollingsworth (Cover design by Cassie Gonzales, Cover art by Deborah Lee)
02. Doc and The Detective In: Graveyard Treasure by Tim Tingle

03. Solving For M by Jennifer Swender
04. The Collectors: A Storm of Wishes by Jacqueline West

05. Emmy In The Key of Code by Aimee Lucido (Cover art by Abigail L. Dela Cruz)
06. Hearts of Ice by Adi Rule

07. The Girl With The Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis
08. Forever Neverland by Susan Adrian (Cover design by George Ermos)

09. Lintang and The Pirate Queen by Tamara Moss (Cover design by Joy Ang)
10. Daniel Coldstar: The Betrayer by Stel Pavlou (Cover art by Brian Thompson)

11. The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy (Cover design by Cara Llewellyn, Cover art by Parvati Pillai)
12. The Paris Project by Donna Gephart (Cover design by Lizzy Bromley, Cover art by Bijou Karman)

13. The Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty
14. The Vanderbeekers To The Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser (Cover art by Katya Longhi)

15. Thunder Girls: Idun and The Apples of Youth by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
16. Gloom Town by Ronald L. Smith

17. My Life As An Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi (Cover art by Frank Morrison)
18. The Green Children of Woolpit by J. Anderson Coats (Cover art by Victo Ngai)

19. A Talent For Trouble by Natasha Farrant
20. My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder (Cover design by Sarah Nichole Kaufman, Cover art by Ramona Kauliezki)

21. The Distance Between Me and The Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
22. The Story That Cannot Be Told by J. Kasper Kramer (Cover design and cover art by Isabella Mazzanti)

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!

4 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 106: Middle Grade (Part 31)”

  1. Sandy says:

    I enjoy these posts. I found a few (quite a few that look very good and added them to my list). I heard about this one and picked it but haven’t read it yet, Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat, it is a series. Thanks for your post!

  2. These covers are alllll so cute! Thanks so much for sharing them, Jen!

  3. Adi says:

    Hey, thanks for sharing! The cover of Hearts of Ice was done by the fabulous Jen Bricking: https://www.jbricking.com/

  4. So glad that you’re a fan of Solving for M! I designed it, and the oh-so-talented Jim Tierney illustrated it!

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