The young bookworms of our 2020 Junior Book Crew consider their books as some of their most prized possessions. We asked them to show us around their shelves, tell us the stories of each part in photos and talk about their favorite reads on them. Keep reading to find out what they are.
Hello! This is my shelf tour! I hope you enjoy it. It’s actually quite small but I’ve divided my shelf with 3 levels.
The Favorites. The top half of my white shelf holds my most valuable items. Everything on it (without the Rubik's cubes) are valuable to me. I have the Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin and Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier and Gale Galligan, The Art Of Splatoon 2 (my second favorite video game), and actually I was supposed to put my Rick Riordan collection on that shelf but I ran out of space so instead I put my video game cases.
The Rick Riordan Section. This is my Rick Riordan collection. I have complete sets of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians , Heroes Of Olympus and Trials of Apollo series along with some extras such as Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Greek Heroes and the Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Graphic Novel. The last book of the Heroes Of Olympus series and Percy Jackson's Greek Gods aren’t present because I am currently reading them again. As you can see, also my set is well-worn from being read multiple times.
This section has no particular organization actually. I just put the books that I want to keep in my room there for storage. Whatever book I might read later on or that I like but doesn’t really belong at the favorites section goes there. I don’t just put books there though. I also have a digital drawing gadget and a self-made board game.
My favorite books are The Art of Splatoon 2, The Trials of Apollo: The Tyrants Tomb, The Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day, Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades and Splatoon: Volume 7. The Art Of Splatoon 2 is basically artworks of the video game and facts about it. I got it for Christmas last year at Fully Booked. The Trials of Apollo: The Tyrant's Tomb is about the God Apollo being punished by Zeus and made mortal to retrieve 5 lost Oracles. This is based on Greek Mythology. The Heroes Of Olympus: The House Of Hades is about 5 Demigods (children of the Gods and Humans combined) have to travel through the House of Hades in Epirus, Greece to close the Doors of Death and bring back 2 of the demigods to the mortal world. The Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day is about Kristy, a 12 year old babysitting 14 kids with her club in preparation for her mothers wedding. Lastly, Splatoon Volume 7 is about stories made by the game company about the game.
That’s it about my complete shelf and favorite books. Thank you!
My bookshelf is full of nostalgia. It has a collection of series that I used to collect when I was younger. Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, etc. I call it, The Bookshelf of The Past. Because I like to hold on dearly to things that remind me of my youth.
The five select books I chose are O.C.W. (written by Carla M. Pacis), The Wishing Spell (written by Chris Colfer), The Reader (written by Traci Chee), The Book Thief (written by Markus Zusak), and The Girl Who Could Fly (written by Victoria Forester). The reason I chose these books is when I read all of these fantastic stories, I'm drawn into their world and I could imagine all of the sequences happening as if they were movies. I invest myself in their stories that the real world fades away, and I'm transported into the world that the books were in.
As you can see, my bookshelves are...messy. But I love it anyway, because it is the home of some of my favorite books- Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and The Book Thief.
These books... I love them because they remind me that magic and impossible fantasies exist, hidden somewhere underneath the bleak realities of our world. They lend me a sense of giddy exhilaration as I follow Katniss through the future republic of Panem, Harry through the glorious Wizarding World that has swept the corners of the globe, Percy through the confusing and, at times, dangerous world of myth, Jacob through the literal history of Peculiardom, and Liesel through the horrors and experiences that come from living in a war. And it's euphoric.
My bookshelf can be best described as diverse. I tend not to stick to one genre of books or book format. The bottom of row of my bookshelf sports a collection of manga, Agatha Christie murder mysteries, 1 minute mysteries, 2 history books, a Greek mythology collection, The Little Prince, and Rick Riordan’s Lost Hero. The second row is more diverse. As well as having its share of Agatha Christie novels, it contains children’s alamats, poetry books, a collection of Lola Basyang’s stories, and compiled Philippine short stories such as 100 Kislap, The Night Monkeys, and The Golden Loom, to name a few. Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Soseki Natsume's I Am A Cat can also be found here. Finally, the top row has 2 Ghibli art books, the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, Sister Wendy Beckett’s The Story of Painting, compiled stories by Hans Christian Anderson, Scottish Fairy tales, fantasy-adventure novels, Cells at Work! manga, and my top 5 novels, which I will get to.
My favourite books are Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Grace Lin’s When the Mountain Meets the Moon, Damien Love’s Monstrous Devices, Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Mysterious Benedict Society, and Very Short Stories for Harried Readers edited by Vicente Garcia Groyon. All of them are of various genres, but are all must reads. Here’s why:
Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a timeless novel that deals with the harshness and complexities with life. Forgiveness, war, and child abuse, are just a few of the issues I can name. Everything about this book made it stand out. A bitter old man as a surprisingly heartwarming, unconventional protagonist, a plot kickstarted by said protagonist’s death, and even the concept of heaven presented in the book. Most importantly, it manages to capture the heart of readers with its beautiful message and story.
Grace Lin’s When the Mountain Meets the Moon is a John Newbery Medal Winner, which speaks for itself. While having a strong, quick witted female protagonist, and a beautiful, colourful fantasy world, what really makes this book shine is its format. Smaller myths and mini stories scattered throughout the book slowly come together to form a stunning conclusion to Minli’s hero’s journey that had me rereading it again and again.
Damien Love’s Monstrous Devices was a delightful surprise. When I first read this book, I couldn’t put it down. A dark fantasy-adventure with a touch of modern and mystery, it was fast paced and exciting, yet didn’t feel rushed. The chase scenes were well paced, the prose was well written, the places and characters felt so alive. The concept, especially, that shaped the conflict in this book was so unique. But what I personally liked in this book is that it didn’t fully explain everything, and left some things at heavily implied, which is uncommon for most adventure books. It left me thinking and let me draw my own conclusions.
Trenton Lee Stewart’s Mysterious Benedict Society was an interesting mystery novel. It’s strength is in its characters, with mysterious villains, engaging protagonists facing off in a complex sabotage spying game. Witty and clever, it is always fun to reread.
Very Short Stories for Harried Readers is not a novel, but boasts a collection of some of the most interesting Filipino short stories. Each one conveys various twisted or beautiful worlds with twists and emotions that leave you reeling or thinking deeply.
That’s it for my tour! Thank you for reading!
My bookpile is just a stack of wonders and chaos, it either all holds together while you read or plops down to a chaotic mess.The books that are stacked are all very difficult to grab and go.Yes I should get a bookshelf(someday) but to me this stack has a 2 in 1 use. Number 1, it stops me from reading too much because I have to clean but secondly its my goal/inspiration.The stack shows me as a person,how I should never give up because no matter how many times it falls I should always rebuild and get better.
Amulet Series by Kazu Kabushi
It is a graphic novel series,that is very easy to read and entertaining because of the beautiful world, memorable characters, vivid pictures and most of all a storyline that will get you hooked by the flip of the 3rd page. It's the book that opened my eyes to the book world, and its the kind of books I want to write.
Art Matters by Neil Gaiman
It is hands down (for me) the hand book for writers, because it shows you how difficult it is to become one and how fun it is to be one. It shows the ups and downs you'll face without sugar coating. This book is the only one I cant stop rereading, because when I feel alone, judged and in a writers block in the wrong time of day. This cures it all by opening my eyes to the goal,becoming the best I can be (a writer or not.)
The Secret series by Pseudonymous Bosch
This book is the 1st one I've read of its kind, the kind that talks to its readers and makes you feel truly part of the journey of the characters without giving anything away instead making you wonder what happens next. I actually only read this because I saw someone read this in school and I wanted to know the person— but anyway, I actually really loved it that I forgot to talk to the person about it.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
This is the book where you hide under the covers with a flashlight in your mouth at night.The storyline will just keep you on the edge of your seat, thinking about what will happen next. It's just that good. It's actually the last book I bought (including some others) before COVID so it has some sentimental value but the quality of the writing was superb.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Mixed media book about a space colony trying to survive with a hack in their life-supporting A.I., and the only one that can help is one girl and her ex. The storyline is unpredictable, Ive always had an easy time predicting plots in books but this one was just impossible, making it even harder to put down.
My bookshelf can get messy, but I try to keep it clean. I used to have a much larger collection of books, but that was before I moved to live here in the Philippines. The books I chose mostly have talking animals as their main characters. They're more interesting to me, because talking animals are least likely to happen in real life, and I enjoy magical stories such as Harry Potter.
These five are my favorites because they are ones that I could read over and over again.
And that's all from our Junior Book Crew bookworms' shelves. Did you see any of your own favorites in their shelves? Share your own shelf at Bookworm Corner at Fully Booked.
Everything You Need to Ace Science . . . takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Table; forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space and the solar system; to earth sciences, biology, body systems, ecology, and more.
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Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
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A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
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Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
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The #1 New York Times best-selling series.
September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world.
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Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
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Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Read the New York Times bestselling blockbuster that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.” The first in an epic sci-fi series unlike anything else out there.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
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Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two.
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A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman illustrated with the striking four-color artwork of Chris Riddell.
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”—Neil Gaiman
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Everything You Need to Ace World History . . . kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations—from Africa and beyond; the middle ages across the world; the Renaissance; the age of exploration and colonialism, revolutions, and the modern world and the wars and movements that shaped it.
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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.
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Everything You Need to Ace Math . . . covers everything to get a student over any math hump: fractions, decimals, and how to multiply and divide them; ratios, proportions, and percentages; geometry; statistics and probability; expressions and equations; and the coordinate plane and functions.
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Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . .takes students from grammar to reading comprehension to writing with ease, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives.
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Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret.
Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever.
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With his trademark wit and creativity, Rick Riordan answers these questions and more in three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books, with a bonus fourth story marking the publishing debut of Haley Riordan, the inspiration for Percy Jackson. Original art, enlightening character interviews and portraits, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection.
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Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far north as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all of whom are destined to play a part in the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven.
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In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
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Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
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