The Pirate City Ballantyne 2008 Submitter: For your consideration, a 2008 edition of The Pirate City by Robert Michael Ballantyne that we found lurking in the YA collection of a public library. Originally published in 1874, this book for “boys”
Home Schooling Answers to Questions Parents Most Often Ask McIntire and Windham 1995 This is one of those books that caught my eye because of the family on the cover. The expressions are just a bit weird. I think the
Applehead Dolls for Pleasure and Profit Dotson 1962 I am not sure which is creepier: the author’s expression or this particular craft. Actually, I didn’t know one could make an applehead doll. Is this a thing? If it is, it
God Speaks to Modern Man Lickey 1963 It’s like Jesus just shows up at the office. Does he have an appointment? Regardless of how you might feel about religious materials, you just gotta love these illustrations. What’s not to love?
The Thing About Georgie Graff 2006 Submitter: I found this while weeding my school library. It isn’t an awful book, but it is a pretty unfortunate cover — a middle grade book with a hanging? After some discussion my coworkers and
Sense and Sensibility Austen original: 1811 Submitter: A super boring textbook from the 90s or a classic in large print? Which Dashwood sister is banished to the red chair in the futuristic building? So many public domain images could have been
Against That Day Simons 1996 I have a real problem with this cover. Is it just me or do those look like plastic disembodied heads on the cover? I also think that little girl head is creepy and I think
All That the Rain Promises and More… : A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms Arora 1991 Submitter: I saw this cover and burst out laughing, a man dressed in a tuxedo carrying a trombone while searching for mushrooms in