Our Favourite Book Covers of 2018

2018 has been an amazing year for Canadian books for young people and while we don’t condone judging a book by it’s cover, we still want to celebrate the beautiful book covers that have graced our shelves this year. Here are some of our favourites!

Picture Books

Art by Julie Morstad. Published by Tundra Books.
Art by Jillian Tamaki, design by Jillian Tamaki and Chad W. Beckerman. Published by Groundwood Books.
Art by Janice Kun, design by Jenn Playford. Published by Orca Book Publishers.
Art by Elly MacKay, design by Kelly Hill. Published by Tundra Brooks.
Art by Joe Morse, design by Joe Morse and Lisa Jager. Published by Tundra Books.
Art by Thao Lam, design by Claudia Dávila. Published by Owlkids Books.
Art by Geneviève Godbout, design by Jennifer Griffiths. Published by Tundra Books.
Art by Isabelle Arsenault, design by Isabelle Arsenault and Ann Bobc. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Junior and Intermediate

Art by Jaime Zollars, design by Alyssa Nassner. Published by HarperCollins Publishers.
Art by Federica Bordoni, design by Michael Solomon. Published by Groundwood Books.
Design by Rachel Page. Published by Orca Book Publishers.
Art by Josh Durham, based on original design by Design by Committee. Published by Pajama Press.
Design by Debra Sfetsios-Conover. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Art by Studio Muti, design by Leslie Mechanic. Published by Tundra Books.
Art by Caroline Hadilaksono, design by Abby Dening and Elizabeth B. Parisi. Published by HarperCollins Publishers.

Young Adult

Photograph by Chris Howey, collage by Anthony Gerace, design by Five Seventeen. Published by Penguin Teen Canada.
Design by Anna Gorovoy.  Published by St. Martin’s Press.
Art by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk. Published by HighWater Press.
Art by Jacqui Oakley, design by Rachel Paget. Published by Orca Book Publishers.
Design by Elizabeth H. Clark. Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Design by Five Seventeen. Published by Penguin Teen Canada.
Design by Lisa Bettecnourt. Published by HarperCollins Publishers.
Photography by Michael Frost, Inc., digital retouching by Sebastien Hue, design by Michelle Taormina. Published by HarperTeen.

Non-Fiction

Art by Christy Lundy, design by Alisa Baldwin. Published by Owlkids Books.
Art by Elise Gravel. Published by Drawn & Quarterly.