Daughter #1 (14.5 years old):
Harry Potter. Her favourite.
She is also a fan of John Green.
Raina Telgemeier and the Divergent series.
Rick Riordan, The Hunger Games, Lauren Myracle, the Narnia series, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (which she hasn’t read yet).
Everything else, arranged by colour, mostly. Close-ups below.
Son #1 and only (12.5 years old):
He would love to have the Harry Potter and Narnia books in his room, but his sister stole them for her own.
Big Nate, Captain Underpants, Gordon Korman.
Bone, Diary of A Wimpy Kid, The Hardy Boys, Gordon Korman, Gary Paulson.
Daughter #2 (10.5 years old):
She’s very organized.
American Girl, Judy Moody, miscellaneous friendship books (she didn’t get the ‘girly’ term from me!), and Poison Apple/Candy Apple.
Wendy Mass (her favourite), Pseudonymous Bosch, the Cupcake Diaries.
She also loves all the Raina Telgemeier and Lauren Myracle books, but her sister has dibs on them. (There has to be some perks to being the oldest, right?)
This is where the kids stuff the books that they don’t want in their rooms anymore. Some of these are ones I’ve been trying to get them to read for years, and some are ones we have read and loved but they think they are growing too old for (like Roald Dahl). And there are some classics like Heidi, The Secret Garden, Treasure Island, The Lord of the Rings, etc.
The Dear Canada series I have been slowly collecting for the kids over the years. I have read most of them, and think they are treasures, but the kids are not convinced.😦
Over-sized books; puzzle books, craft books, atlases, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Search and Find, Garfield (we do love Garfield).
The best $20 I ever spent on a book.
The most disappointing $20 I ever spent on books. I don’t think any of these have been touched (not for lack of trying on my part).
A few non-fiction books that have been popular over the years. A Life Like Mine fascinated them for years!
What do your kids have on their bookshelves?