Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 90: Middle Grade (Part 24)

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 Lucky Little Things by Janice Erlbaum, The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare by Zillah Bethell, Lord of the Mountain by Ronald Kidd, Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty, The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander, Earth To Dad by Krista Van Dolzer and Addison Cooke and The Tomb of The Khan by Jonathan W. Stokes.

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. Whistling In The Dark by Shirley Hughes
02. Lucky Little Things by Janice Erlbaum (Cover designed by Aimee Fleck, Cover illustrated by Lisk Feng)

03. The Magicians of Elephant County by Adam Perry (Cover illustrated by John Hendrix)
04. The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare by Zillah Bethell

05. The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife by Jack Henseleit
06. Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya (Cover designed and illustrated by Jorge Lacera)

07. Beyond The Green by Sharlee Mullins Glenn
08. My Father’s Words by Patricia MacLachlan

09. The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant
10. Lord of the Mountain by Ronald Kidd

11. Ella Unleashed by Alison Cherry (Cover illustrated by Angela Li)
12. Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty (Cover designed by Maria Elias, Cover illustrated by Minty Fresh Mangoes)

13. Tight by Torrey Maldonado
14. The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander

15. Earth To Dad by Krista Van Dolzer (Cover designed by Tracy McCabe, Cover illustrated by Jen Bricking)
16. Oakwing: A Fairy’s Courage by E.J. Clarke

17. Addison Cooke and The Tomb of The Khan by Jonathan W. Stokes (Cover designed by Semadar Megged)
18. The Phantom Tower by Keir Graff

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 90: Middle Grade (Part 24)”

  1. I LOVE the covers for the upcoming WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW by Cindy Baldwin, THE HOTEL BETWEEN by Sean Easley, THE LAND OF YESTERDAY, K.A. Reynolds, and THE TURNAWAY GIRLS by Hayley Chewins <3 <3 <3

  2. The cover of THE EXTRAORDINARY COLORS OF AUDEN DARE is AMAZING!!

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