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Judge a book by its cover

Posted on October 30th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Random Fun.

You’ve all been told “don’t judge a book by its cover,” meaning don’t assume you know what someone is like by how they look. But here at the library, well, we sometimes DO judge actual books by their cover design! Have you ever done this — picked up (or avoided) a book because of its cover? I have…a lot!

This site lets you look at different book covers and give them a star rating, then see if your rating matches the stars that the book has received from others on See how many you get right — you may find out it *is* possible to judge a book by its cover!

Do you have any favorite or least-favorite cover designs? I love this one for Wildwood Dancing:



Comment on November 6th, 2008.

This book looks really good looking at the cover!! i would read it anytime!!♥

Ms. Yingling

Comment on November 21st, 2008.

Jacket Whys is a great web site that critiques covers but also gives a very short summary.


Comment on December 8th, 2008.

That is an awesome site, Ms. Yingling! I think I’m going to make a separate post about it!

TeenScene @ WPL » Jacket Whys

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