The saying is that you should never judge a book by its cover – but we do, all the time. The articles and links below demonstrate just how important book covers are and the effort that is put into them in order to attract readers. A display about book covers could be teamed with a competition to create your own book cover – templates for book covers can easily be found on the internet.
School Library Journal – 20 unfortunate book covers
Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver – different covers for different markets
Maureen Johnson in the Huffington Post – What would famous book covers look like if they had been written by authors of the opposite sex?
Epic Reads – 29 Best Book Covers
Pub Crawl on why book covers aren’t the same in the US and the UK