There has to be a term for this top-bottom design with the title sandwiched in the middle (anyone know?). It certainly works to make the title the focal point.
A.E. Cannon (Harper Teen, 2008)
by Beverley Brenna (Red Deer Press, 2007)
The extra art work builds on the photographs and grounds the images to the page. No floating heads here.
Andrew Smith (Feiwel & Friends, 2010)
Yes, this last one is more of a left-right split, but still very cool images. Great choice with the colour only appearing in the lenses.