Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books - Book Cover Wars + Voters Competition - Round THREE 2020/2021

Before we close the doors for the last time on Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books, we like to take the opportunity to thank you all for the support you have shown us in the last twelve years or so. It has been a hard and very sad decision to make as it has been a fantastic journey and one that I've enjoyed very much. However, we would like to do one more fantasy tango with Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Wars. It's been a highlight for many years so let us go out with a BANG or maybe just a fizz! 

We are looking to find your favourite book cover ONCE again for 2020/2021. We do this to support the creative heroes of the children's book world; the illustrators and the creative teams behind all the books we love. So, please share this exciting adventure with your friends and followers on social media #bookcoverwars. Everyone is welcome so come and vote and share the FUN. 

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover War Rules: There will be five weekly heats (Two after this one)  with five book covers to vote for. All heat winners will make the grand final plus one more book cover (Wild Card Entry) with the highest amount votes will go through from any of the heats.

As a voter, not only will you get the chance to choose your favourite book cover, but you will also be in with the chance to win a prize each week. This week's prize is a £10 National Book Token (the UK only). Please leave a comment to show your interest. Good luck and let's all have some fun. 
  • Round One Winner: Elle McNicoll - A Kind of Spark Illustrated by Kay Wilson - Published by Knights Of (4th June 2020)
  • Round Two Winner: Nizrana Farook - The Boy Who Met a Whale - Illustrated by David Dean - Published by Nosy Crow (14th Jan 2021)
If you are interested then all you need to do is:
  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll - HERE  (or at the bottom of the post)
  • Leave a comment through this post or poll - HERE (or at the bottom of the post)
  • Have fun, share, and tell the world or just a friend. Tweet, Facebook, Instagram and watch the voting develop, and wait to hear whether you've won (once the poll has closed). 
  • This poll will end on 1. 12. 2020 at Midnight UK time. 
So here are the FIVE brilliant book covers to vote for this week:

BOOK ONE: Katya Balen - October, October - Illustrated by Angela Harding - Published by 
Bloomsbury Children's Books (17 Sept. 2020) - VOTE HERE

BOOK TWO: K. L. Kettle  - The Boy I Am - Illustrated by Thomas Truong - Published by 
Stripes Publishing (7 Jan. 2021) - VOTE HERE 

BOOK THREE: Lindsay Galvin - Darwin's Dragons - Illustrated by Gordy Wright - Published by 
Chicken House (7 Jan. 2021) - VOTE HERE

M. G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman - Murder on the Safari Star - Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli - Published by Macmillan Children's Books (4 Feb. 2021) - VOTE HERE 

BOOK FIVE: Jack Meggitt-Philips - 
The Beast and the Bethany - Illustrated by Isabelle Follath - Published by Egmont (1 Oct. 2020) - VOTE HERE

HAPPY VOTING! #Bookcoverwars 


Niamh Tierney said...


Unknown said...

There are so many fabulous illustrators working on children's books it is such a hard choice. I am sad to hear this is your last competition. Thanks for highlighting the illustrators.