Six for Sunday: Leaf covered Books

#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 Autumn feels 🍂 and this week the prompt is Books with leaves on the cover 🍁🍂🍃🌿

Ok I thought about making a list only using autumnal books across groupings but I decided to pick MG books that are fantastic and happen to feature leaves on the cover regardless of season.

What I also noticed doing this is how many books I read where the trees are wintery and barren!!!

I Cosmo– Carly Sorosiak-

cover by Ben Mantle & Elisabetta Barbazza

Illustration by Ben Mantle, design by Elisabetta Barbazza

This is not very leafy but I love the way that Ben Mantle illustration plays with the autumn leaves as whimsy on this cover.

This is a lovely dog as narrator story about the effects on the whole family of a couple falling apart.

Bloom– Nicola Skinner

cover by Flavia Sorrentino

Illustrations by Flavia Sorrentino

We really enjoyed this tale of a young girl who unwittingly unleashes a woman’s horticultural curse on her hometown and in doing so becomes notorious yet shakes everyone from a dull slumber.

I read this then listened to the audiobook with the girls and Littlefae was hooked, she even immersed read at times we weren’t in the car following along with the book.

Swimming Against The Storm– Jess Butterworth

cover by Rob Biddulph

Cover illustration by Rob Biddulph

I loved this full sensory immersion tale of children desperate to save their home in an environment under threat, partly by nature and exacerbated by the greed and lack of care of business.

Blending mythology with meteorology this is a tale of hope, hurricanes and the need to push back against the monopoly of greed.

The Wild Folk– Sylvia V Linsteadt

Cover by Sandra Dieckmann

Cover Artwork by Sandra Dieckmann

This middle grade dystopian fantasy also has ecological overtones. One community has ravaged a sacred isle hewn from Mother Nature herself, and the other is making a living respectful of the magical creatures and peoples. When children from each community are thrown together they realise there is something greater at risk here that demands to be protected at all costs, because it will cost everything if destroyed.

The Unicorn Quest– Kamilla Benko

Cover art by Matt Saunders

Cover illustration by Matt Saunders

When Claire’s sister Sophia disappears into the land of magic up the fireplace she realises its up to her to bring her back. However it seems Sophia is being hunted for stealing a precious artefact and Claire must find out what she is made of in order to go after her and save her.

Anna at War– Helen Peters

Cover illustration Danielle Terrazzini and Typography by Sarah J Coleman

Cover illustration Danielle Terrazzini and Typography by Sarah J Coleman

This emotional and heart touching book about Anna, a Kindertransport child rises a rollercoaster of emotions from Kristallnacht to the end of the war where Anna undertakes a journey to England alone, desperate to get her parents to safety too. The stories of her wartime escapades in rural England are based partly on careful and respectful research of real Kindertransport experiences and with a dash of classic mystery adventure too.

What would you pick for leaf covered books??


4 thoughts on “Six for Sunday: Leaf covered Books

    1. I found this so hard!!
      If I’d been asked to find dead or twiggy winter tree covers I would have been spoilt for choice!!!! Looking forward to what you come up with (oh and a hint as I only spotted it this morning The Garden of Lost Secrets if you need a spare!!)

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    2. Yes!! And the Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods, The Middler, The Girl who speaks bear, the last Chance hotel, In Darkling Wood… hey that’s 6 between us without even having to look!!

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