Q. Do publishers spend an equal amount of attention on book cover design for middle grade novels as they do for young adult novels or picture books?
A. Probably.But sometimes the results, while appealing and perfectly serviceable for tween tastes, aren't all that fresh and attention-grabbing.
Or are they? Here are four rather inviting covers from recent middle grade novels, chosen because they seem to offer something a little more artistically than the average middle grade cover:
Left to right, top to bottom:
Alvin Ho: Allergic to girls, school and other scary things
Lenore Look, author -- LeUyen Pham, illus.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008
(technically a chapter book)
Amphibian by Carla GunnDo you agree? Disagree? Feel free to share your opinions and other nifty MG cover choices in the comments.
Coach House Books, 2009
Powerless by Matthew Cody
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2009
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
MacMillan UK, 2008