Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 89: Middle Grade (Part 23)

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 House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee, Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner, Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older, 24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser, Monstrous Devices by Damien Love, The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis, The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood, Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor and The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond.

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 House In Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee (Cover design by Amelia Mack, Cover art by The Brothers Hilts)
02. Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner (Cover design and artwork by Whitney Gardner)

03. Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older (Cover art by Nilah Magruder)
04. 24 Hours In Nowhere by Dusti Bowling (Cover design by Ryan Thomann, Cover art by João Neves)

05. Nate Expectations by Tim Federle
06. Stu Truly by Dan Richards (Cover art by Simini Blocker)

07. The Adventures Of A Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss
08. Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll (Cover art by David Litchfield)

09. The Owls Have Come To Take Us Away by Ronald L. Smith
10. The Vanderbeekers and The Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

11. Monstrous Devices by Damien Love (Cover design by Jim Hoover, Cover art by Abel Gray)
12. The Hotel Between by Sean Easley (Cover design by Chloe Foglia, Cover art by Petur Antonsson)

13. My Life As A Diamond by Jenny Manzer (Cover design by Teresa Bubela, Cover art by Julie McLaughlin)
14. The Girl With The Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis (Cover art by Freya Hartas)

15. The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes (Cover art by Irvin Rodriguez)
16. Time Castaways: The Mona Lisa Key by Liesl Shurtliff

17. From Sunset Till Sunrise by Jonathan Rosen (Cover design by Kate Gardner, Cover art by Xavier Bonet)
18. Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks

19. Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood (Cover art by Vashti Harrison)
20. Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor

21. The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond (Cover art by Alex T. Smith)
22. The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie

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!

One response to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 89: Middle Grade (Part 23)”

  1. mathilde says:

    Hello, i will want to say to you i love so much your blog. I want to buy so many books, they are so beautiful. where and how do you trouve them ?

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