SLJ Book Reviews Editors' Favorite 2023 Best Books Covers

Take a look at the SLJ book reviews editors' favorite book covers from the 2023 Best Books list.

With all its ups and downs, 2023 was a great year for books. The reviews editors are taking one last look back at the year by sharing a few "favorites" roundups.

Here, take a look at the SLJ book reviews editors' favorite book covers from the 2023 Best Books list.







Shelley Diaz, Reviews Editor:
Tokyo Night Parade by J.P. Takahashi. Cover art by Minako Tomigahara. Typography by Dana Fritts.








Ashleigh Williams, Associate Editor, Middle Grade and Chapter Books:
Hamra and the Jungle of Memories by Hanna Alkaf. Cover illustration: Deb JJ Lee. Design team: Chris Kwon & Alison Donalty.








Jasmine Amiri, Editor, Graphic Novels:
Rouge by Mona Awad. Cover design by Oliver Munday.








Kimberly Olson Fakih, Senior Editor, Picture Books:
There Was a Party for Langston by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Jerome Pumphrey and Jarrett Pumphrey. Book design by Sonia Chaghatzbanian. Hand-lettering by Jerome Pumphrey and Jarrett Pumphrey.








Florence Simmons, Associate Editor:
World Made of Glass by Ami Polonsky. Cover art by Ileana Soon. Cover design by Patrick Hulse.








Amanda Mastrull, Editor, YA & Audiobooks:
The Blood Years by Elana K. Arnold. Cover art by Tomasz Majewski. Cover design by Jenna Stempel-Lobell and Julia Tyler.

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