Judging Books by Their Covers

Judging Books by Their Covers

We’re guilty, we admit it: We spent a good chunk of 2014 judging books by their covers. But how could we resist? Some books we choose to read for the authors, others for the jacket copy, and others still for a beautiful design. Here’s a round-up of top three favorite covers across every genre from children’s to fiction.

Picture Books

 

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Christian Robinson and Ann Bobco
William Joyce and Christian Ellis
K.G. Campbell

Middle Grade

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Yelena Bryksenkova
Lorenzo Mattotti
Oliver Jeffers

Young Adult

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Tsuneaki Hiramatsu and Elliot Elliot
Neil Swaab

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

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Jason Gurley
Emily Carroll

Romance

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Kathleen Oudit
Ali Smith
Tom Egner

Mysteries & Thrillers

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Keith Hayes
Kris Tobiassen
Chip Kidd

Nonfiction

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William Ruoto
Christopher Brand
Alex Merto

Fiction

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Christopher Brand
Patrick Leger and Charlotte Strick

This article was updated December 12, 2014.

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