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