From Louise P.:
All the World by Liz Scanlon, Illustrated by Marla FrazeeFrom Care: From Sheila:
“That cover just makes me 'feel' what it's like to be a kid. Loooove this illustrator! She captures the kid's-eye view, I think.”
Swimmy by Leo Lionni,From Mary Atkinson:
The Grannyman by Judith Schachner,
and The Always Prayer Shawl by Sheldon Oberman and illustrated by Ted Lewin.
"Each of these is a picture book with a large illustration on the cover and with the title printed in a font that nicely reflects the tone of the book."
The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis HoltFrom Tami @ Through the Tollbooth:
"The black silhouetted picture of a child holding a tree branch, dowsing for water against the speckled yellow (sunrise? sunset?) sky, the silhouetted grasses, trees, birds--already sets the tone and tells me this is my kind of book."
Countdown by Deborah WilesFrom Sarah Johnson:
"The yellow background is so eye catching and the grooves on that big black record are fantastic."
Keeper by Kathi Appelt
"Photos on the internet don't do this one justice. The cool blue of the ocean pulled me in but it was that red boat and gorgeous greenish mermaid- glazed in shiny stuff that absolutely makes this cover POP."
Sarah also selected Kathi Appelt's Keeper, adding, "What a wonderfully designed cover! I love the use of color. For example, red on the boat and for the title font."This is fun! Let's have more. Readers, you can do this, it's not really that hard. :-)
Also, Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner
"Simple, and eye catching. The coin with runes on the cover suggests both the setting and the genre (fantasy) and gives wonderful hints about the story."
Incidentally, I just ran across this blog, The Hiding Spot, while looking for cover images. Nice appearance, with YA novel reviews with comments on covers. Also, the blogger highlights a "Cover of the Week." Likin' it.