Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 117: Middle Grade (Part 35)

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. Maya and The Rising Dark by Rena Barron (Cover design by Sharismar Rodriguez, Cover art by Geneva Bowers)
02. The Wonder of Wildflowers by Anna Staniszewski (Cover design by Chloe Foglia, Cover art by Julie McLaughlin)

03. When You Trap A Tiger by Tae Keller
04. That’s What Friends Do by Cathleen Barnhart (Cover art by Oriol Vidal)

05. Thieves of Weirdwood by William Shivering (Cover design by Katie Klim, Cover art by Eric Deschamps)
06. Rival Magic by Deva Fagan (Cover design by Rebecca Syracuse, Cover art by Saoirse Lou)

07. A Home For Dogs and Goddesses by Leslie Connor (Cover art by Julie McLaughlin)
08. Saltwater Secrets by Cindy Callaghan

09. Ember and The Ice Dragons by Heather Fawcett (Cover art by Matt Rockefeller)
10. The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O’Shaughnessy (Cover art by Studio Helen)

11. Power of a Princess by E.D. Baker
12. WildSpark by Vashti Hardy (Cover design by Jamie Gregory, Cover art by George Ermo)

13. The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum (Cover art by Matt Saunders)
14. The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder (Cover art by Hannah Peck)

15. The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
16. Dial a Ghost by Eva Ibbotson

17. Winterborne Home For Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter
18. Jinxed by Amy McCulloch (Cover art by Vivienne To)

19. A Galaxy of Sea Stars by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo (Cover art by Rich Deas)
20. The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent

21. Mindy Kim and The Lunar New Year Parade by Lyla Lee (Cover design by Laura Lyn DiSiena, Cover art by Dung Ho)
22. Get A Grip, Vivy Cohen! by Sarah Kapit (Cover art by Vivienne To)

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!

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