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How to Make a Cover Page for a Book Report


A book report gives a summary of the reading and may include some evaluation or assessment of the writing. The specific format for the report, including the cover or title page structure and information, varies between courses and teachers. However, many instructors look for specific information for a book report's cover page.

Book Information

Your book report cover page needs to indicate the title and author of that book. Put the name of the book toward the top of your first page, centered. On the next line, type the author's name. The next line gives the type of book, or genre, such as science fiction or autobiography. Other information often appearing on the cover page includes the publisher, year of publication and number of pages. Such a cover page might look like this, centered:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Author: J.K. Rowling Genre: Fantasy Published by: Scholastic Books, 2000, 341 pages

Put your name in the upper-right corner of the cover page followed by the class and teacher's name on the next line.

MLA and APA style

Your teacher may request that you format your cover page in Modern Language Association or American Psychological Association style. In MLA style, the title of the book, author and other publishing information should be centered in the middle of the page. The name of your school should be centered at the top of the page. Your name, the course name and number, the professor's name and the due date should be centered at the bottom of the page. APA format includes a running head centered at the top of the page with a page number. The running head should include the words "Running Head" and a colon before the title of the book. The rest of the information should be centered in the upper half of the page.

About the Author

Kristie Sweet has been writing professionally since 1982, most recently publishing for various websites on topics like health and wellness, and education. She holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Northern Colorado.

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