May/June Cover Madness, Round 2!

The votes are in for the first round of May/June 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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May 2011
art by Marla Frazee
May 2020
art by Jarrett Krosoczka 
May 2019
art by Kadir Nelson 






May 2022
art by Grace Lin
May 2021
art by Paola Escobar
May 2018
art by Yuyi Morales


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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Cynthia Lussier

A: Krosoczka; B: Lin

Posted : May 13, 2024 01:32

Diane Carr

Group A: Nelson; Group B: Lin

Posted : May 12, 2024 06:17

S. Edward

A. Frazee; B. Escobar

Posted : May 10, 2024 07:02


A: Nelson; B: Lin

Posted : May 08, 2024 09:02

Elissa Gershowitz

Practically impossible! But: A: Nelson; B: Lin

Posted : May 07, 2024 06:19

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