Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 83: Middle Grade (Part 21)

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 The Witch of Demon Rock by Gabrielle Kent, The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang, Granted by John David Anderson, Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson, Stella Diaz Has Something To Say by Angela Dominguez, A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan, Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle by Natasha Lowe, Saturdays With Hitchcock by Ellen Wittlinger and Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi.

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 Witch of Demon Rock by Gabrielle Kent (Illustrated by Euan Cook, Designed by Sean Williams)
02. The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang

03. Granted by John David Anderson
04. Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge (Illustrated by Vidhya Nagarajan, Designed by Marie Bartholomew)

05. Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans by Russell Ginns
06. The Reckless Rescue by Adrienne Kress (Illustrated by Matt Rockefeller)

07. Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson
08. The 11:11 Wish by Kim Tomsic

09. Following Baxter by Barbara Kerley
10. Stella Diaz Has Something To Say by Angela Dominguez

11. The Piper’s Apprentice by Matthew Cody
12. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

13. Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle by Natasha Lowe
14. Sneak Thief by Faith Harkey (Illustrated by John Hendrix)

15. Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O’Connor
16. Arlo Finch In The Valley Of Fire by John August

17. Saturdays With Hitchcock by Ellen Wittlinger
18. Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

19. My So-Called Superpowers by Heather Nuhfer (Illustrated by Simini Blocker)
20. The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko (Illustrated 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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