March Madness: Pick Your Favorite July/August Horn Book Magazine Cover!

Cover Madness continues! Voting is over for the May/June covers. Next up are the July/August covers. Pick your favorite from each group — let us know your favorites 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 2000
art by Simms Taback
July 2011
art by Tomie dePaola
July 2012
design by Melissa Sweet
July 2023
art by Doug Salati






July 2001
art by Judd Winnick
July 2010
art by Jerry Pinkney
July 2013
art by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
July 2022
art by Jason Chin






July 2002
art by David Wiesner
July 2009
art by Beth Krommes
July 2015
art by Dan Santat
July 2021
art by Michaela Goade






July 2003
art by Eric Rohmann
July 2008
art by Brian Selznick
July 2014
photo by Brian Floca
July 2020
art by Kadir Nelson






July 2004
art by Mordicai Gerstein
July 2007
art by James Marshall
July 2016
art by Sophie Blackall
July 2018
art by Matthew Cordell






July 2005
art by Kevin Henkes
July 2006
art by Chris Raschka
July 2017
art by Javaka Steptoe
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

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Scott L

A: Sweet; B: Chin; C: Wiesner; D: Rohmann; E: Gerstein; F: Blackall

Posted : Jun 03, 2024 04:16

Summer E.

A. Salati, B. Pinkney, C. Goade, D. Floca, E. Marshall, F. Blackall

Posted : Jun 03, 2024 03:22

Monica de los Reyes

A Salati B Pinkney C Krommes D Nelson E Marshall F Henkes

Posted : May 31, 2024 06:42

Marva Hinton

Group A: Salati; Group B: Chin; Group C: Wiesner; Group D: Floca; Group E: Blackall; Group F: Blackall

Posted : May 31, 2024 05:53

Shoshana Flax

A dePaola, B Chin, C Goade, D Nelson, E Blackall, F Steptoe

Posted : May 31, 2024 05:49

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