Or our nightmares.
And so on this season’s middle-grade fantasy covers, we float or we fly, sometimes on magnificent beasts. We swashbuckle with swords. We hobnob with mermaids and ghosts and our fellow humans. Boys face danger alone and unafraid . . . and just LOOK at the number of girls taking charge of their destiny!
Sometimes there be monsters. Very cool monsters.
This post covers middle-grade covers for books published between January and June 2013. (“Middle grade” these days seems to be anywhere between ages eight and fourteen.) As usual, there are so many we’ve split the post in two—look for more cover awesomeness right here tomorrow. We’ll show you the young-adult covers April 8 and 9.
If we missed one you think the world should see, please link to it in the comments.
The covers are after the break (click on "read more"). Which one's your favorite?
I may be short, but I’m a hero.
Girls, up front and feisty.
You and me against . . . whatever that thing is.
Sometimes it’s safer with three of us.
We’re floating! And flying!
Or we’re pretty sure we will float or fly.
(Because, you know . . . wings.)
We fight with swords.
(Or we’re pretty sure we will.)
(Because, you know . . . swords.)
You’re big and mean, but you don’t scare me
Okay, maybe you scare me a little
See you tomorrow!
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.