“Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover” is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design. This feature is inspired by Katie’s feature Cover Love on her blog One Page At A Time. The idea is being used with her gracious permission.
I think we’re all familiar with the age-old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And you know what I have to say about that? Rubbish! Covers are an invaluable part of a book’s package. A truly great cover can tell you a lot about the novel contained within its pages. Book covers can also catch your attention and attract you to a novel you might otherwise ignore. So go ahead, judge a book by its cover – We all do it!
I’m in illustrated cover heaven today! Hooray! Some of my favourite covers this week include Greece On My Wheels by Edward Enfield, The Ribbons Are For Fearlessness by Catrina Davies, From Here To There by Kris Harzinski, Surf Mama by Wilma Johnson, Eat The City by Robin Shulman, From A To Bee by James Dearsley and Writer To Writer by Gail Carson Levine.
Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite non-fiction covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!