Saturday, December 14, 2013

Holiday Shopping - Judging A Book By Its Cover

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?


  1. Cover design is one place publishers should never skimp on. The covers you posted here say it loud and clear.

  2. Some of my favorite covers are books published by Feiwel & Friends. They published The Desperate Adventures of Zeno & Alya.

  3. I actually loved the insides of Zeno and Alya! Very unique story.