Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 121: Middle Grade (Part 37)

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. Trowbridge Road by Marcella Pixley (Cover design by Jackie Shepherd, Cover art by Jane Newland)
02. UnTwisted by Elise Allen (Cover design by Jamie Alloy, Cover art by Maike Plenzke)

03. Jewel Kingdom: The Emerald Princess Plays A Trick by Jahnna N. Malcolm (Cover art by Sara Gianassi)
04. The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts A Team by Kit Rosewater (Cover design by John Passineau, Cover art by Sophie Escabasse)

05. Young Captain Nemo: Quest For The Nautilus by Jason Henderson (Cover design by Katie Klimowicz, Cover art by Eric Hibbeler)
06. Ronan Boyle and The Swamp of Certain Death by Thomas Lennon (Cover design by Chad Beckerman, Cover art by John Hendrix)

07. The Water Bears by Kim Baker (Cover design by Michelle Cunningham, Cover art by Luisa Uribe)
08. Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit by Lilliam Rivera (Cover art by Evelle Power)

09. Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo
10. A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese

11. American As Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar (Cover design by Laura Lyn DiSiena, Cover art by Abigail Dela Cruz)
12. When I Hit The Road by Nancy J Cavanaugh

13. Taylor Before and After by Jennie Englund
14. The Way To Rio Luna by Zoraida Córdova (Cover design by Keirsten Geise, Cover art by Erin McGuire)

15. High and Dry by Eric Walters
16. The Girl and The Ghost by Hanna Alkaf (Cover design by Alice Donalty and Alice Wang, Cover art by Anastasia Suvorova)

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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Jen is a thirty-something Canadian book blogger and bibliophile currently residing in the wilds of suburbia. Aside from a penchant for older men, particularly those with the surnames Firth, Elba and Norton, Jen is also passionately interested in running, Mad Men, and Marilyn Monroe. In addition to being a voracious reader and self-proclaimed television addict, Jen is also an aspiring children and youth services librarian who would like to pursue a MLIS and better help readers find the perfect book for them.