Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 156: Middle Grade (Part 51)

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.


Please Note: As always, I’ve done my best to credit the designers and artists responsible for the stunning covers below, but was unable to find this information for a number of those listed. If you know of an uncredited designer and/or artist 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 Enchanted Bridge by Zetta Elliott
Cover art by Bea Jackson


02. No Matter The Distance by Cindy Baldwin
Cover design by Laura Mock, Cover art by Zeina Shareef


03. Don’t Trust The Cat by Kristen Tracy


04. Amelia Gray Is Almost Okay by Jessica Brody
Cover design by Katrina Damkoehler, Cover art by Simini Blocker


05. Ellie Engle Saves Herself by Leah Johnson
Cover design by Tyler Nevins, Cover art by Mirelle Ortega


06. Turtles Of The Midnight Moon by Maria Jose Fitzgerald
Cover design by Michelle Cunningham, Cover art by Zeina Shareef


07. The Talent Thief by Mike Thayer
Cover design by Mallory Grigg, Cover art by Simini Blocker


08. It’s Boba Time For Pearl Li! by Nicole Chen
Cover design by Kathy Lam, Cover art by Kat Tsai


09. Opinions and Opossums by Ann Braden
Cover design by Jessica Jenkins, Cover art by Chanelle Nibbelink


10. Camp QUILTBAG by Nicole Melleby and A.J. Sass
Cover art by Violet Tobacco


11. Jude Saves The World by Ronnie Riley
Cover design by Maeve Norton, Cover art by Ricardo Bessa


12. The Scroll of Chaos by Elsie Chapman
Cover design by Maeve Norton, Cover art by Christina Chung


13. Simon Sort Of Says by Erin Bow


14. Tangled Up In Nonsense by Merrill Wyatt
Cover art by Flavia Sorrentino


15. The Sister Split by Auriane Desombre
Cover art by Celia Krampien


16. The Firefly Summer by Morgan Matson
Cover art by Celia Krampien


17. The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks by Emily Kenny
Cover art by Flavia Sorrentino


18. The Museum of Lost and Found by Leila Sales


19. The House That Whispers by Lin Thompson
Cover art by Celia Krampien


20. Barely Floating by Lilliam Rivera
Cover design by Kelley Brady, Cover art by Ericka Lugo


21. Figure It Out, Henri Weldon by Tanita S. Davis
Cover design by Kathy Lam, Cover art by Brittany Jackson


22. The Girl From Earth’s End by Tara Dairman
Cover design by Matt Roeser, Cover art by Chantal Horeis

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Hi! I’m Jen! I’m a thirty-something introvert who loves nothing more than the cozy comfort of home and snuggling my two rescue cats, Pepper and Pancakes. I also enjoy running, jigsaw puzzles, baking and everything Disney. Few things bring me more joy than helping a reader find the right book for them!

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