Ages 12-18: Favorite Book Cover

These eye-catching books have extraordinary stories AND look fantastic on the shelf! As part of the 2021 Kids’ Book Choice Awards, kids pick their top 5 Favorite Book Covers among these beautiful books. No Adults Allowed!

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Kids Vote for Favorite Book Cover

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Above All Else Cover1Above All Else, by Dana Alison Levy (cover illustration by Levente Szabo, designed by Diane M. Earley)
Always Human Cover4Always Human, by Ari North (cover by Ari North)
All Boys Aren't Blue Cover2All Boys Aren’t Blue, by George M. Johnson (cover illustration by Charly Palmer, design and lettering by Cassie Gonzales)
American Royals Majesty Cover5American Royals: Majesty, by Katharine McGee (cover by Alison Impey)
All These Monsters Cover3All These Monsters, by Amy Tintera (cover illustration by Katlego Phatlan, design by Jessica Handelman)
Apple Cover6Apple (Skin to the Core), by Eric Gansworth
Archie & Katy Keene Cover7Archie & Katy Keene, by Mariko Tamaki and Kevin Panetta (cover by Laura Braga)
Attack of the Stuff Cover10Attack of the Stuff, by Jim Benton (cover by Jim Benton)
Archie & Sabrina Cover8Archie & Sabrina, by Nick Spencer and Mariko Tamaki (cover by Veronica Fish)
Avatar, The Last Airbender Cover11Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi, by F.C. Yee
The Art of Drag Cover9The Art of Drag, by Jake Hall (cover by Sofie Birkin, Helen Li, and Jasjyot Singh Hans)
Belle Revolte Cover12Belle Revolte, by Linsey Miller (cover by Billelis)
Betty & Veronica Cover13Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship, by Jamie Lee Rotante (cover by Brittney Williams)
Blood & Honey Cover16Blood & Honey, by Shelby Mahurin
Black Girl Unlimited Cover14Black Girl Unlimited, by Echo Brown (cover art by Noa Denmon, design and lettering by Carol Ly)
Bluebeard Cover17Bluebeard, by Metaphrog (cover by Metaphrog)
The Black Kids Cover15The Black Kids, by Christina Hammond Reeds
The Bookweaver's Daughter Cover18The Bookweaver’s Daughter, by Malavika Kannan (cover by Karina Granda)
The Boys in the Back Row Cover19The Boys in the Back Row, by Mike Jung
Camper Girl Cover22Camper Girl, by Glenn Erick Miller (cover by C.B. Royal)
The Bridge Cover20The Bridge, by Bill Konigsberg (cover by Baily Crawford)
Cemetery Boys Cover23Cemetery Boys, by Aiden Thomas (cover art by Mars Lauderbaugh, design by Liz Dresner)
Camp Cover21Camp, by L. C. Rosen (cover art by MDI Digital, design by Angelie Yap)
Chain of Gold Cover24Chain of Gold, by Cassandra Clare
Cinderella Is Dead Cover25Cinderella Is Dead, by Kalynn Bayron
The Dark Matter of Mona Starr Cover28The Dark Matter of Mona Starr, by Laura Lee Gulledge
The Conference of the Birds Cover26The Conference of the Birds, by Ransom Riggs (cover by Lindsey Andrews)
The Dark Tide Cover29The Dark Tide, by Alicia Jasinska (cover by Helen Crawford-White)
The Cousins Cover27The Cousins, by Karen McManus (cover by Alison Impey)
Deeplight Cover30Deeplight, by Frances Hardinge
Elatsoe Cover31Elatsoe, by Darcie Little Badger
Everything Sad is Untrue Cover34Everything Sad is Untrue, by Daniel Nayeri
Even Goats Need Closure Cover32Even Goats Need Closure, by Jane Donovan and Holly Trechter (cover by Jane Donovan and Holly Trechter)
Evil Thing Cover35Evil Thing, by Serena Valentino (cover illustration by Jeffrey Thomas, design by Alfred Giuliani)
Every Body Looking Cover33Every Body Looking, by Candice Iloh (cover by Kristin Boyle)
The Extraordinaries Cover36The Extraordinaries, by TJ Klune (cover by David Curtis)
Fangs Cover37Fangs, by Sarah Anderson (cover by Sarah Anderson)
Folklords Cover40Folklords, by Matt Smith (cover by Matt Smith)
Felix Ever After Cover38Felix Ever After, by Kacen Callender
Forget This Ever Happened cover41Forget This Ever Happened, by Cassandra Rose Clark (cover by Luke Bird)
Flamer Cover39Flamer, by Mike Curato
Gamayun Tales I Cover42Gamayun Tales I, by Alexander Utkin (cover by Alexander Utkin)
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Cover43A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, by Holly Jackson (cover by Casey Moses)
Havenfall Cover46Havenfall, by Sara Holland
The Gravity of Us Cover44The Gravity of Us, by Phil Stamper
Heartstopper Vol. 1 Cover47Heartstopper Vol. 1, by Alice Oseman (cover by Alice Oseman)
Grown Cover45Grown, by Tiffany D. Jackson
Heavy Vinyl Cover48Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O!, by Carly Usdin (cover by Nina Vakueva)
Here the Whole Time Cover49Here the Whole Time, by Vitor Martins (cover by Baily Crawford & Max Reed)
An Illustrated History of UFOs Cover52An Illustrated History of UFOs, by Adam Allsuch Boardman (cover by Adam Allsuch Boardman)
I'll Be the One Cover50I’ll Be the One, by Lyla Lee
The Inheritance Games Cover53The Inheritance Games, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (cover art by Katt Phatt, design by Karina Granda)
Igniting Darkness Cover51Igniting Darkness, by Robin LaFevers (cover art by Billelis, design by Whitney Leader-Picone)
Ink in the Blood Cover54Ink in the Blood, by Kim Smejkal (cover illustration by Emiliee Rudd, design by Jessica Handelman and Kaitlin Yang)
Jughead's Time Police Cover55Jughead’s Time Police, by Sina Grace (cover by Derek Charm)
Knee Deep Cover58Knee Deep, by Karol Hoeffner (cover by C.B. Royal)
Kent State Cover56Kent State, by Deborah Wiles (cover by Elizabeth Parisi & Tim O’Brien)
Legendborn Cover59Legendborn, by Tracy Deonn
The Kingdom of Back Cover57The Kingdom of Back, by Marie Lu (cover by Kristie Radwilowicz)
Lightbringer Cover60Lightbringer, by Claire Legrand (cover by David Curtis)
Little Creeping Things Cover61Little Creeping Things, by Chelsea Ichaso (cover by Kerri Resnick)
The Magic Fish Cover64The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen (cover by Patrick Crotty)
The Loop Cover62The Loop, by Ben Oliver (cover by Maeve Norton & Vault49)
Making Friends with Alice Dyson Cover65Making Friends with Alice Dyson, by Poppy Nwosu (cover by Maria Middleton)
Lupe Wong Won’t Dance Cover63Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, by Donna Barba Higuera
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea Cover66The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea, by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (cover by Pam Consolazio)
Mulan Cover67Mulan: Before the Sword, by Grace Lin (cover illustration by Grace Lin, design by Soyoung Kim)
Neverland Cover70Neverland, by Andrew Kolb (cover by Andrew Kolb)
A Neon Darkness Cover68A Neon Darkness, by Lauren Shippen (cover by Victo Ngai)
Of Salt and Shore Cover71Of Salt and Shore, by Annet Schaap (cover illustration by Ramona Kaulitzki, designed by Cathleen Schaad)
Never Look Back Cover69Never Look Back, by Lilliam Rivera
Palace of Silver Cover72Palace of Silver: A Nissera Novel, by Hannah West (cover by Daniel Burgess)
Permanent Record CoverPermanent Record, by Mary H. K. Choi
The Princess Will Save You Cover76The Princess Will Save You, by Sarah Henning (cover by Charlie Bowater)
A Phoenix First Must Burn Cover74A Phoenix First Must Burn, by Patrice Caldwell (cover by Samira Iravani)
Punching the Air Cover77Punching the Air, by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam
Pretty Funny for a Girl Cover75Pretty Funny for a Girl, by Rebecca Elliot (cover by Adela Pons)
The Ravens Cover76The Ravens, by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige (cover illustration by Shyama Golden, design by Jessica Handelman)
Raybearer Cover79Raybearer, by Jordan Ifueko
School For Extraterrestrial Girls Volume 1 Cover82School For Extraterrestrial Girls Volume 1: Girl on Fire, by Jeremy Whitley (cover by Jamie Noguchi)
Rural Voices Cover80Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America, Edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter (cover by Matt Roeser)
Season of the Witch Cover83Season of the Witch, by Matt Ralphs (cover by Nuria Tamarit)
Sanctuary Cover81Sanctuary, by Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher (cover by Maria Fazio)
The Seventh Sun Cover84The Seventh Sun, by Lani Forbes (cover by Kathryn Galloway English)
Skyhunter Cover85Skyhunter, by Marie Lu (cover illustration by Novans V. Adikresna, design by Aurora Parlagreco)
Somebody Give This Heart a Pen Cover88Somebody Give This Heart a Pen, by Sophia Thakur (cover by Laurissa Jones)
Smash It Cover86Smash It!, by Francina Simone (cover by Benjamin Wachenje)
A Song Below Water Cover89A Song Below Water, by Bethany C. Morrow (cover by Alex Cabal)
So This is Love Cover87So This is Love, by Elizabeth Lim (cover illustration by Jim Tierney, design by Geham Vardanyan and Scott Piehl)
The Sound of Stars Cover90The Sound of Stars, by Alechia Dow (cover by Mary Luna)
Spiked Cover91Spiked, by Jon McGoran (cover by David Parker)
These Violent Delights Cover94These Violent Delights, by Chloe Gong
Straight On Till Morning Cover92Straight On Till Morning, by Liz Braswell (cover illustration by Jim Tierney, design by Catalina Castro and Scott Piehl)
This Book Is Anti-Racist Cover95This Book Is Anti-Racist, by Tiffany Jewell (cover by Karissa Santos)
These Vengeful Hearts Cover93These Vengeful Hearts, by Katherine Laurin (cover by Elita Sidiropoulou)
This Is My America Cover96This Is My America, by Kim Johnson (cover illustrated by Chuck Styles, designed by Ray Shappell)
This Light Between Us Cover97This Light Between Us, by Andrew Fukuda (cover photo of Soldier by Jonathan Barkatby, design by Lesley Worrell)
The Voting Booth Cover100TThe Voting Booth, by Brandy Colbert (cover illustration by Stephanie Singleton, design by Marci Senders)
Vampironica Cover98Vampironica: New Blood, by Frank Tieri and Michael Moreci (cover by Audrey Mok)
We Are All His Creature Cover101We Are All His Creatures: Tales of P. T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman, by Deborah Noyes (cover by Matt Roeser)
Venators Cover99Venators: Legends Rise, by Devri Walls (cover by Victoria Faye)
We Are Not Free Cover102We Are Not Free, by Traci Chee (cover illustration by John Lee, photo-illustration by David Field/Caterpillar Media, design by Jessica Handelman)
What I Like About Me Cover103What I Like About Me, by Jenna Guillaume (cover by Astred Hicks & Adela Pons)
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What if…? Cover104What if…? A Poppenohna Land Adventure, by Carrie Turley (cover by Lara Law)
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Zero to 60 Cover105Zero to 60: A Teen’s Guide to Manage Frustration, Anger, and Everyday Irritations, by Michael Tompkins (cover by Rachel Ross and Chloe Douglass)
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