2013 Best Middle Grade Character Covers

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Usually I split the Middle Grade category into Speculative and Everything Else. But 2013 was a slow year for Everything Else. So this year, we’re splitting them into Character-Centered covers, meaning the character is the central detail or focus of the cover, and Concept-Centered covers, meaning the concept or setting is the central detail/focus of the cover. When a cover could be deemed to fit in either category,  I made a judgment call.

Oh, and there are six finalists in this category because there were so many good ones.

Please vote for your favorite Middle Grade Character Centered Book Cover using the link to the Google Docs survey at the bottom of this post. Voting Guidelines & Details here.

Voting Deadline: Midnight (MST), Friday, January 17, 2014

Remember: You are voting for the BEST COVER, not the best story, nor your favorite author or publisher.


BadUnicornBad Unicorn by Platte F. Clark
Cover Illustrator: ___
Cover Designer: ___
Publisher: Aladdin


The Buttersmith’s Gold by Adam Glendon Sidwell
Cover Illustrator: Seth Hippen
Cover Designer: Matthew Eng
Publisher: Future House Publishing


ChasingProphecyChasing the Prophecy by Brandon Mull
Cover Illustrator: ___
Cover Designer: Lisa Vega?
Publisher: Aladdin


Cinderskella by Amie & Bethanie Borst
Cover Illustrator: Rachael Caringella
Cover Designer: ___
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press


SandsNezza Sands of Nezza by M.L. Forman
Cover Illustrator: Brandon Dorman
Cover Designer: ___
Publisher: Shadow Mountain


StonesOfHorschThe Stones of Horsh by McKenzie Wagner
Cover Illustrator: Rachel Sharp
Cover Designer: Kelsey Webb
Publisher: Sweetwater Books/Cedar Fort

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