The detail in this is amazing, it gets across the meaning of the layers of the earth - the book is The Journey to the Center of the Earth. The colours and textures of the paper add some depth and interest, I think this sort of style would appeal to children and adults as it’s eye catching and full of detail.
The hidden image in this draws you in, this could work quite well with the story of Carrie’s War, it’s full of layers and hidden meanings.
This is a really nice take on such a classic, I like the texture and colour created.
This is another simple yet effective children’s book cover. Although it’s a bit to aimed at girls, I want the book to appeal to both girls and boys.
I like the use of only 3 colours, using red as an accent it a nice idea It’s nice to see a Roald Dahl book cover that’s not illustrated by Quentin Blake too (although he’s a great illustrator and one of my favourites).
Carrie’s War - Nina Bawden
I remember reading this when I was younger. It’s an interesting read and I think the challenge would be designing something for a children’s market, without being too scary. Some of these books have used film stills which helps people who’ve seen the film relate. I think it would look nicer as an illustration though.
I don’t how I feel about this, I guess it gets across the idea that things aren’t what they seem.
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson
I started by looking into previous covers. They all vary quite a lot with orange being a dominant colour (obviously)
I particularly like the bottom left cover. It reminds be of a wood block print or maybe lino. It’s bold and simple.