July/August Cover Madness, Round 3!

The votes are in for the second round of July/August 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 July/August cover from the last twenty-four years! 

Read the Cover Madness rules here.


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July 2010
art by Jerry Pinkney
July 2020
art by Kadir Nelson


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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Dean Schneider

My vote: July 2010

Posted : Jun 24, 2024 02:50

Monica de los Reyes

Oh no, it's so hard to choose! But I think I have to go with Nelson.

Posted : Jun 17, 2024 03:47

Shoshana Flax


Posted : Jun 17, 2024 02:27

Elissa Gershowitz

11-y-o Lion & the Mouse fans also says: Pinkney. I'll say Nelson because it's near-impossible to choose!

Posted : Jun 17, 2024 02:12

Cynthia Lussier


Posted : Jun 17, 2024 02:01

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