Good Book Cover Design

What grabs your attention when looking for books? Color - typography - images - a type of artwork - author or illustrator - a certain feel to it? Of course all those things and more go into book design. Usually the first thing we see is the book cover/book jacket. It's our first impression and gives us a taste for what's inside. Good book cover design makes us want to look inside.

Here are several vintage children's books that I think have well designed covers. What do you think? Which ones do you like? Is there one that you would like to see more of? (wink-wink, nudge-nudge, it could be the next post.) Don't forget to click on the pics for a larger view. 


  1. i linked to your site on my website... thanks for reading everyday!

  2. You're welcome and thanks for the link, I really appreciate it!

  3. The two that caught my eye that I haven't seen before are the ones by Marcia Brown and Tom Funk.