January/February Cover Madness, Round 3!

The votes are in for the second round of Cover Madness, and we move on to round 3! Pick your favorite of the final two choices — let us know your choice in the comments! Come back next week to see which cover was voted the winning January/February cover from the last twenty-four years! 

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January 2012
art by Salley Mavor
January 2022
art by Sydney Smith


Cynthia K. Ritter
Cynthia K. Ritter

Cynthia K. Ritter is managing editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She earned a master's degree in children's literature from Simmons University. She served on the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award committee.

Summer Edward

Horn Book Consulting Editor Summer Edward is a Trinidadian American author, children’s book editor, educator, K-12 literacy specialist, Caribbean children’s and YA literature advocate, and commentator on books for young readers. She holds an M.S.Ed. degree in Reading, Writing, Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and founded Anansesem, an online magazine that for 10 years covered Caribbean children’s and YA literature. She has written for Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library JournalThe Horn BookWOW Stories: Connections from the ClassroomLiteracy Dailysx salon, KidLit TV, the Commonwealth Education Trust, Social Justice Books, and more. Learn more about her work at www.summeredward.com.

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Laura Ford


Posted : Mar 20, 2024 10:04

Alex Smith


Posted : Mar 20, 2024 08:21

Laura Griffin

Salley Mavor ~ January 2012

Posted : Mar 20, 2024 07:52

Mary Donovan

Salley Mavor!!

Posted : Mar 20, 2024 01:19

Allison Price

I vote for Mavor.

Posted : Mar 19, 2024 02:56

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