Can’t have enough blue – children’s book covers

Following on from my post on Blue Book Covers…looking through my store of children’s books, I found plenty of blue there too.

Here are some classics:  

The Swish of The Curtain by Pamela BrownThe Secret Gardeen by Frances Hodgson BurnettAnne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery     

I rather like this old Puffin edition of Noel Streatfeild’s The Circus Is Coming, but I think the back cover is better than the front. Or is it just that one has a creepy clown on it and the other a pretty horse!?

The Circus Is Coming by Noel Streatfeild, vintage Puffin paperback,  front cover The Circus Is Coming by Noel Streatfeild, vintage Puffin paperback, back coverIn contemporary children’s books the colour is very atmospheric, sometimes poignant, often vibrant and outdoorsy, sometimes just a great contrasting shade.  Here are some favourites:Breathing Underwater by Julia GreeneLiar & Spy by Rebecca SteadThe Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson

 

Small Charne for Stuart by Lissa EvansMidnight Is A Place by Joan AikenSky Hawk by Gill Lewis, OUP paperback

Oh, and there is this one, of course!  

The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth by Julia Lee, OUP paperback

 

My next book, out in August, has a new cover – and it’s a vivid dark blue. Still a secret, but coming soon.

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