Intriguing Book Covers- Begging you to pick up and read


Ever judge a book by its cover? What book covers tell us and what they tell about us.








Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
By: Peter Brown

Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.

0618194576 Flotsam
By: David Wiesner

When a young boy discovers a camera on the beach and develops the film, he finds with his microscope many layers of pictures within the photographs.

0395389496 The Polar Express
By: Chris Van Allsburg

Late one Christmas Eve, a boy boards the Polar Express, bound for the North Pole. When he arrives, Santa offers him any gift he desires, and he discovers that Christmas is for those who truly believe.

Barnhill_GirlWhoDrankMoon_FINAL_PRNT.indd The Girl Who Drank the Moon
By: Kelly Regan Barnhill

An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.

9780525428879 Robo-Sauce
By: Adam Rubin

A special sauce turns a boy into a robot, and he then transforms everyone and everything into robots, including the book. Includes one fold-out page that becomes a book jacket, and seven pages printed upside-down to match the jacket.

9780545027892 Wonderstruck
By: Brian Selznick

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben’s story is told in words; Rose’s in pictures.

9781626722026 The Inn Between
By: Marina Cohen

During a long car trip, best friends Quinn and Kara explore the strange and creepy goings-on at a remote Nevada inn when Kara’s family stops for the night.

9781467783064 The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
By: Robin Yardi

Mateo, a Mexican-American fourth grader from California, spots two skunks stealing his sister’s trike. He launches a crusade to retrieve the trike and soon learns that the skunks are not only thieves—they can talk, too!

0553539590 Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls
By: Raymond Arroyo

A thrill-seeking twelve-year-old boy with a mysterious family heritage discovers ancient objects of rare power–and must protect them from the terrifying demons who will do anything to possess them.

0062327410 Cavern of Secrets (Wing and Claw series)
By: Linda Sue Park

Hoping to return home after a winter in the Sudden Mountains so he can join his parents in the fight against the evil Chancellor, Raffa must use his apothecary skills while enlisting the help of human and animal friends to survive the journey.

1481464167 Every Hidden Thing
By: Kenneth Oppel

In the late nineteenth century, a budding romance develops between Rachel and Samuel, two teenagers from rival families of fossil hunters heading out to the badlands in search of a rare dinosaur skeleton

0545397405 A Tangle of Gold
By: Jaclyn Moriarty

In Cambridge, England, Madeleine Tully is still working to gather the Royal Family, and get them back to their parallel world–but in Cello, Elliot Baranski is being held captive, the Hostiles are working against the Royal Family, and the World Severance Unit is trying to stop all contact between Cello and the World for good.

9781410450234 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
By: Ransom Riggs

A horrific family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of an old orphanage that was home to children who were more than just peculiar, but possibly dangerous–and who may still be alive. Illustrated with vintage found photographs.

1616577886 The Night Circus
By: Erin Morgenstern

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.


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