Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 119: Middle Grade (Part 36)

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. Blue Skies by Anne Bustard (Cover design by Lizzy Bromley, Cover art by Dung Ho Hanh)
02. The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

03. Things You Can’t Say by Jenn Bishop (Cover art by Julie McLaughlin)
04. Finally, Something Mysterious by Doug Cornett (Cover art direction by Bob Bianchini, Cover art by Ellen Duda)

05. A Galaxy of Sea Stars by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo (Cover art by Rich Deas)
06. What Stars Are Made of by Sarah Allen (Cover art by Alisa Coburn)

07. The Wolf of Cape Fen by Juliana Brandt (Cover design by Nicole Hower, Cover art by Jana Heidersdorf)
08. Coo by Kaela Noel

09. Freeing Finch by Ginny Rorby
10. Stealing Mt. Rushmore by Daphne Kalmar (Cover art by Angel Chang)

11. Wrong Way Summer by Heidi Lang (Cover design by Siobhan Gallagher, Cover art by Isabel Roxas)
12. Parked by Danielle Svetcov

13. A Place At The Table by Laura Shovan and Saadia Faruqi (Cover design by Sharismar Rodriguez, Cover art by Anoosha Syed)
14. Rebel In The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander

15. The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum (Cover art by Matt Saunders)
16. Twist by Sarah Cannon (Cover art by Geneva Benton)

17. The Copycat by Wendy McLeod MacKnight (Cover art direction by Paul Zakris, Cover art by Erwin Madrid)
18. Foreverland by Nicole C. Kear

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

  1. These covers are all STUNNING, and I LOVE your series! You asked about other MG covers… So, at the risk of being super annoying and self-promotional, I feel so grateful for the beautiful cover of my upcoming MG Debut THE DREAM WEAVER, created by the extraordinary Lucy Ruth Cummins and Elizabeth Stewart at Simon & Schuster Kids.

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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!