July/August Cover Madness, Round 2!

The votes are in for the first round of July/August 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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July 2023
art by Doug Salati
July 2010
art by Jerry Pinkney
July 2021
art by Michaela Goade






July 2020
art by Kadir Nelson
July 2007
art by James Marshall
July 2019
art by Sophie Blackall


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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Summer E

A. Pinkney, B. Nelson

Posted : Jun 11, 2024 03:39

Marva Hinton

A: Salati; B: Blackall

Posted : Jun 10, 2024 03:47

Elisabeth Hendricks

Pinkney and Blackall. Love them!

Posted : Jun 08, 2024 10:59

Betsy Bird

Aw. Wish Marshall wasn’t up again Nelson. I’ll have to go A. Pinkney, B. Nelson.

Posted : Jun 08, 2024 07:28


Goade and Nelson

Posted : Jun 06, 2024 10:24

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