We've all heard the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover." But really, how many times have you been drawn to a book because of it's cover. Besides, we all initially judge a book by it's cover art and tagline, and now it's time to celebrate the it! Cover Love is hosted every Monday, feel free to add a link to your cover reviews (love 'em, hate 'em, or debut 'em) to Mr. Linky below.
Well, now that I read that post title it sounds a little dirty, but they aren't. A series of more novel-like Harry Potter books were published with covers that looked less "childish" so that adults wouldn't be embarrassed about reading a kid's book in public. I didn't particularly care for the first set of "adult" covers, but the new covers for the Bloomsbury UK editions are lovely.
Unfortunately you can't quite see it in these images but the covers look like little water color paintings. I love the colors used, the style, but mainly that each cover looks like a little painting. They're very bright, maybe even brighter than the children's versions with the exception of The Half Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows. They're also a lot more manageable in size. I find that my older students like these because they leave more room in the school bags while my younger students like checking out the original US versions because the like books bigger than their head.