General Impressions & Appearance
Publication Year: Some books are culturally relevant while others may appear outdated. Don't always judge a book by its cover, though because the stories may be loved by students!
Cost: Who must pay for this? What is your budget? Is this a fair price for the book? Do teachers pay for their own books?
Length: What is the length of the textbook? How might the length influence your pacing throughout an academic year?
Size and Weight: Heavy books dimensions lead to backpack injuries. Light flimsy books fall apart and must be replaced. How will students endure?
Cover: Durable and attractive? Will they want to pick it up? Most kids judge a book by its cover. Surface can sustain spills.
Age and Cultural Appropriation
Illustrations and Charts: How much does the publisher