Our 23 Favorite 2016 Children’s Book Covers

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about not judging a book by its cover. These 2016 children’s book covers are just begging to be opened and explored.

Enchanting covers, clever titles, images that trigger long forgotten memories—who can resist the sweet indulgence of a beautiful new book? Check out our top 23 2016 children’s book covers.

 1. Aberdeen by Stacey Previn

Genre: Picture book Best for: Grades PreK-K

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2. The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Genre: Picture book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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3. Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami, Illustrated by Julianna Swaney

Genre: Cultural Fiction Best for: Grades 2-6.

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4. Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

Genre: Science Fiction Best for: Grades 4-6

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5. Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin

Genre: Realistic Fiction Best for: Grades 4-7

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6. Dave’s Cave by Frann Preston-Gannon

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-K

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7. Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm

Genre: Historical Fiction Best for: Grades 4-6

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8. The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Genre: Historical Art Mystery Best for: Grades 5-8

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9. Henry and the Guardians of the Lost by Jenny Nimmo

Genre: Fantasy Best for: Grades 4-6

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10. Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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11. Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. Smith

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-K

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12. The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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13. One Day in the Eucalyptus Tree, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom, Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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14. Pax by Sara Pennypacker, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Genre: Animal Fiction Best for: Grades 4-7

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15. Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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16. Saving Wonder by Mary Knight

Genre: Realistic Fiction Best for: Grades 3-7

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17. Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

Genre: Fantasy Best for: Grades 4-7

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18. The Storyteller by Evan Turk

Genre: Folktale Best for: Grades 1-4

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19. Tree by Britta Teckentrup

Genre: Picture Book Best for: PreK-2

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20. We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd

Genre: Realistic Fiction Best for: Grades 4-7

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21. When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin

Genre: Realistic Fiction Best for: Grades 5-8

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22. When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

Genre: Folklore Best for: Grades 3-6

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23. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Genre: Historical Fiction Best for: Grades 5-8

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Elizabeth Mulvahill

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Elizabeth Mulvahill is a Writer/ Editor for WeAreTeachers and a certified Elementary Teacher.