March/April Cover Madness, Round 2!

The votes are in for the first round of March/April Cover Madness, and we move on to round 2! Pick your favorite from each group — let us know your choices in the comments! Come back next week to see which covers advance to the next round. Read the Cover Madness rules here.


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March 2011
art by Matt Tavares
March 2003
art by Ashley Bryan
March 2016
art by Louis Darling






March 2013
art by Paul Zelinsky
March 2015
art by Tomie dePaola
March 2005
art by Crockett Johnson


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

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Hannah Gross


Posted : Apr 15, 2024 01:55

Cara Falcetti

Hi! Darling in Group A; Zelinsky in Group B. We love Moose here.

Posted : Apr 14, 2024 11:37

Ellen Weiss

Bryan and Zelinsky!

Posted : Apr 14, 2024 09:03

Sue Poduska

Always beautiful covers, but I vote for Darling and Zelinsky.

Posted : Apr 14, 2024 12:00

Rosanna C.

Ashley Bryan and Paul Zelinsky

Posted : Apr 14, 2024 11:09

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