In this instructional TV series, librarian and artist John Robbins would introduce the viewers to a book to which he would then draw scenes from the book while a narrator read it. Often ending on a cliffhanger Robbins would tell the viewer to seek out a copy of the book to read it themselves.

During its run the series ran with several titles:
"The Book Bird"
"Books from Cover to Cover"
"More Books from Cover to Cover"
"Red On: Cover to Cover"