Six for Sunday- Sunshine Book Covers

#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot. Every week there is a bookish-themed prompt to inspire 6 choices.

This month focuses on Summer Reads and this week the prompt is Books with sunshine on the cover

Image from Hair the Musical
Leeeeeeeet the sunshiiiiine, Leeeeeet the sunshine in, The SU-UUN-SHINE IN repeat ad infinitum if you’ve ever seen Hair the Musical.

So, this is actually a REEEEEAAALLLY hard prompt for me. I don’t read summery ladies books that always have sunshiney ‘find your happiness’ on the cover.

Image from Gremlins when gizmo shouts Bright light!!
Bright Light! Bright Light!! I do prefer the Moon myself, and can be a bit Gizmo like in bright sunlight.

Then there’s the fact that sunshine books aren’t the default norm for Middle Grade Book Covers currently.

The majority of my books either have an abstract illustration or the illustration is set at nighttime as the moon is much more interesting and evocative of the imagination .There are a few and a few more which guess what are sitting in my TBR!!

So I Panicked and may have cheated to get six!!

Clifftoppers: The Arrowhead Moor Adventure– Fleur Hitchcock

Cover design by Tom Clohosy Cole

Ok cloudy but still if anything is going to evoke childhood adventures in the sunshine it’s this book.

Scavengers– Darren Simpson

Cover by Tom Clohosy Cole

Ok this is a bit of a cheat. I know, but it’s still brilliant.

The Wild Folk -Sylvia V Linsteadt

The Wild Folk

Cover artwork by Sandra Dieckmann

I shall indulge in my fantasies of a magical witchy world through this book celebrating the natural world and fairies and all that.

We Won an Island- Charlotte Lo

Cover design by Aviel Basil

This is set on a sunbaked and windswept Scottish Island and like Clifftoppers it’s a lovely Swallows and Amazons like nostalgic adventure set in the present day and thoroughly recommended.

Ariki and the Island Of Wonders- Nicola Davies Illustrated by Nicola Kinnear

This just arrived yesterday and I opened it this morning as we were at my in-laws.

This is a Polynesian inspired story of tropical islands and how paradise is not always what it seems there’s another book in this series too!

A Library of Lemons- Jo Cotterill

This is in my TBR. It’s a tale of grief a girl called Calypso throws herself into reading and her father into writing his Natural History book after Calypso’s mother dies. And how everything changes for both the good and worse at home when she finally makes a friend in the new girl at school Mae.

Ok I panicked. What books should I have thought about?

What books would you choose?


5 thoughts on “Six for Sunday- Sunshine Book Covers

  1. I love Nicola Davies books – I used to do a unit with my class based around her wonderful Bat Loves The Night – a great blend of fiction and non-fiction. I’ve ordered Ariki and the Island of Wonders – it looks perfect for our Island Hopping topic in September, so thank you!

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    1. They are both amazing books- Scavengers on so many levels for the worlds we construct and what we think of as civilised and normal and The Wild Folk as a fantasy ecological tale warning is to not lose the magic of the wild – it’s wonderful

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