Graphic designer Chip Kidd explains what goes into making an awesome book cover:
Spotted at The Book Design Review.
Also, I was delighted to hear this exchange in the store between a mother and her little nerd-to-be:
Mom: Would you like this book I found on 101 Dalmatians? Or do you want that book you got about wizards...?
Mom: Are you sure? The dalmatian one looks more interesting...
He'll be wearing a cloak in no time.