Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 84: Middle Grade (Part 22)

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 Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney, A Stitch In Time by Daphne Kalmar, Wild Rescuers: Guardians of the Taiga by Stacy Plays, Where The Woods End by Charlotte Salter, Just Under The Clouds by Melissa Sarno, The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio, Front Desk by Kelly Yang, A Possibility Of Whales by Karen Rivers and Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed.

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. Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney (Cover art by Christy Lundy)
02. A Stitch in Time by Daphne Kalmar (Cover art by Karl James Mountford)

03. Evangeline of the Bayou by Jan Eldredge (Cover art by Joseph Kuefler)
04. The Crooked Castle by Sarah Jean Horwitz

05. A Dog in King Arthur’s Court by Audrey Mackaman
06. Wild Rescuers: Guardians of the Taiga by Stacy Plays (Cover art by Vivienne To)

07. The Boy From Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis (Cover art by Agnieszka Grochalska)
08. Where The Woods End by Charlotte Salter (Cover art by Marie Muravski)

09. A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting: Beasts & Geeks by Joe Ballarini
10. The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

11. Just Under The Clouds by Melissa Sarno
12. The Trouble With Twins by Kathryn Siebel (Cover art by Julia Sarda)

13. Why Can’t I Be You by Melissa Walker
14. The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio (Cover designed by Katrina Damkoehle, Art by Luisa Uribe)

15. Front Desk by Kelly Yang (Cover art by Maike Plenzke)
16. Royal Crown by Meg Cabot

17. A Possibility Of Whales by Karen Rivers
18. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed (Cover designed by Shehzil Malik)

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!

3 Responses

  1. The cover of Clara Voyant is beautiful! It’s been so long since I read any Middle Grade but they have some of the most beautiful covers, I love the whimsical feel they so often have. I’ll have to keep some of these in mind for my niece’s next birthday, so thanks for sharing!
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  2. Hurricane Girl has a wonderful cover (in my opinion). I also really like the cover of Escape from Aleppo.

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