On a recent trip to New York City, I ducked into the Scholastic Store. I was looking for a Christmas gift for my niece who's in first grade. Ella Brett loves shoes and this book caught my eye:
Of course I had to buy it. I fell in love with the cover!
I also went shopping at Inkwood Books in Tampa for my friend Cynthia Chapman Willis. Cindy is a middle grade author who adores animals. This is the gorgeous cover that caught my eye:
Of course I had to buy it. I fell in love with the cover art.
And finally, I bought myself a book at Barnes and Noble. I bought COUNTING BY 7s because it comes highly recommended and is getting great buzz in the children's book community. But I would never have picked up COUNTING BY 7s if I hadn't already heard about it. The cover wouldn't have caught my eye:
Do you judge a book by its cover? What have been your book buying experiences this holiday season?