Cover designers, sly bootses all, have an arsenal of tricks to catch our attention. And if all else fails, you can’t beat a good dragon.
Herewith, day two of our spring middle-grade fantasy cover extravaganza. These books have pub dates between January and June 2013. “Middle grade,” again, means the audience is somewhere between ages eight and fourteen. We’ll show you young-adult covers April 8 and 9.
As always, if there’s one we’ve missed, please link to it in a comment.
Click on "read more" to see the covers. And tell us your favorite!
Animals both goofy and grim,
Animals dressed like hers and hims.
Some of the critters are almost us,
But dragons can be a teeny bit brusque.
(Except when they’re adorable)
Come to the light!
But beware of that edifice,
And what hides in those trees
could give you tetanus.
Images elegant, gorgeous, and eerie. . .
Cartoons that make the ghoulish cheery . . .
Typefaces chaste and bacchanalian . . .
And if it’s green it must be alien.
Ellen Booraem is the author of THE UNNAMEABLES, SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS, and the upcoming TEXTING THE UNDERWORLD (August 2013). She lives in Downeast Maine with an artist, a dog, and a cat, one of whom is a practicing curmudgeon. She's online at www.ellenbooraem.com.