Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 93: Middle Grade (Part 26)

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 Maybe A Mermaid by Josephine Cameron, Rules Of The Ruff by Heidi Lang, No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen, The Astonishing Maybe by Shaunta Grimes, The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart, Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn, Wish Upon A Sleepover by Suzanne Selfors, Over The Moon by Natalie Lloyd, Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta and Del Toro Moon by Darby Karchut.

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. Maybe A Mermaid by Josephine Cameron
02. The Crossroads by Alexandra Diaz

03. Rules Of The Ruff by Heidi Lang
04. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (Cover design by Studio MUTI)

05. The Astonishing Maybe by Shaunta Grimes (Cover art by Maike Plenzke)
06. The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander (Cover illustrated by Matt Rockefeller)

07. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (Cover art by Celia Krampien)
08. Bone Hollow by Kim Ventrella (Cover art by Katya Longhi)

09. Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan
10. A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese (Cover design and art by Baily Crawford)

11. Sprinkle Sundays: Too Many Toppings! by Coco Simon
12. Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn (Cover art by Alisa Coburn)

13. The Misfits Club by Kieran Mark Crowley (Cover design by Carol Ly)
14. Wish Upon A Sleepover by Suzanne Selfors (Book design by Heather Palisi, Cover art by Alia Ching and Mio Buono)

15. Over The Moon by Natalie Lloyd (Cover art by Gilbert Ford)
16. Arlo Finch In The Lake Of The Moon by John August (Cover art by Vivienne To)

17. Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta (Cover art by Vivienne To)
18. The Carnival Of Wishes and Dreams by Jenny Lundquist

19. Aleca Zamm Travels Through Time by Ginger Rue (Cover art by Zoe Persico)
20. Del Toro Moon by Darby Karchut (Cover art by Risa Rodil)

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 93: Middle Grade (Part 26)”

  1. Wow, these covers are GORGEOUS. I especially love Maybe a Mermaid and Bone Hollow’s cover. One you don’t have here, but is beautiful, imo, is Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen. Also, Doll Bones by Cat Winters has such an eerie cover!

    Great post!
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  2. I am pleased to inform you that the cover of The Library of Ever was brilliantly illustrated by Matt Rockefeller (http://www.mattrockefeller.com). Thank for you recognizing his work.

  3. Hi! I designed and illustrated A Drop of Hope 🙂 Thank you so much for the recognition.

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