Pick Me Up and Read Me: 24 of the Best Book Covers

Whenever I’m walking through the stacks, it never fails that books on display will practically jump right off the shelf and into my hand because of the eye-catching covers. It’s how I end up with most of the books I check out and take home. Currently I have 12 books out. I can’t read 12 books in one checkout period! Why do I do this to myself?!? Anyway, here are a few books that have caught my eye recently. A few of them I read and in some cases the book was just as good as it’s cover. If only they all were. One even inspired a dessert! On with the cover judging!


I’m really drawn by the color choices in children’s  book covers. How beautiful is The Key to ExtraordinaryThe Marvels is exquisite. Haven’t got around to that one yet but it’s ‘on the list’ as they say.




















Love all these covers. I’ve got The List checked out right now and can’t wait to read it. There’s something about the colors and simplicity of Landscape that reminds me of an Edward Hopper painting. And having read Twinkie Pie, I can attest that both the book and the dessert were good!

See the Twinkine Pie I made at the bottom of this post!









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I think that adult book covers are the most deceptive. So enticing and often so disappointing. I’ve been led astray before. I’m looking at you Bernadette and Letters to a Future Lover. Still, dying to read Invisible Life. That cover is gooood.













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Not the prettiest but it was delish!


Got a favorite cover? Drop it in the comments!





Olivia the Spy, a Review

Olivia’s back! I have always loved Olivia. From her very first misadventure…..






to that time she lost her toy…..







and especially as a princess……

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I have loved this character. I relate to her. Curious, mischievous, snarky, the girl’s got moxie! Where so many other books show girls as sweet and demure or shy, Olivia has always stood out as a strong, dramatic character with attitude. She marches to her own beat and she doesn’t care how loud it is! Fortunately, thanks to the push for diverse books, more titles are being published that show strong female characters. Falconer, however, was doing that with Olivia long before it was trendy or PC to do so.









Olivia is true to form here and this may be one of the best in the series yet. She inadvertently overhears her mom talking about her which leads to Olivia devising grand schemes, blowing things out of proportion and being in the wrong place at the right time.









I appreciate the hilarious illustrations. There’s something about the way she’s drawn as a pig that doesn’t look like any other pig out there that’s just….funny. I also love the way Falconer introduces kids to new and complex words like investigateinstitution and misinformation.









The bathroom at the ballet? Wait for it. It’s good.

But if you’re an Olivia fan, you KNOW that!

Share your favorite book with a strong female character in the comments!

Until next time….



A Child’s First Book of Trump: Review

I don’t know why I’m only just discovering this! After this was returned everyone working that day insisted (I may have insisted) on reading it. It. is. HILARIOUS! Unless you’re a fan. But if you’re not it’ll have you laughing out loud! Continue reading