Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Lovely Middle-Grade

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) so I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

I’m here with three lovely looking middle-grade books, one of which I’ve actually read and reviewed.

Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker has jacket art and interior illustrations by Junyi Wu, and jacket interior design and lettering by Carol Ly, published in 2019 by Henry Holt, ISBN: 9781250181428.

The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson has jacket art by Red Nose Studio, jacket and book design by Maeve Norton, published in 2018 by Scholastic, ISBN: 9781338209969.

Aggie Morton by Marthe Jocelyn has illustrations by Isabelle Follath, jacket design by John Martz, published in 2020 by Tundra, ISBN: 9780735265462.

Textured end paper is my new favorite thing.

3 thoughts on “Judging A Book By Its Cover: Lovely Middle-Grade”

    1. I know it’s about Baba Yaga and I think it also addresses death? Anything that sounds remotely like it might be darker middle-grade instantly attracts me. Also I meant to respond to this comment a million years ago hahah.


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