Design a Book Jacket

Suggested Grades



Students will analyze the book jackets of books and then design one based on the typical characteristics of book jackets.


  • paper (construction, drawing…)
  • paint, crayons, pencil crayons…
  • scissors
  • a variety of book jackets to analyze


  • Begin by having a class discussion on the characteristics of book jackets. Ask students to discuss the factors that need to be considered when designing a book jacket (audience, genre…) and what all book jackets need (name of author, plot summary, title…).
  • Using these factors ask students to design a book jacket for the book you are studying.