Bookshelf Tour, Pt. 25 | Picture Books & Graphic Novels, Pt. 2

So this is the last shelf on this tour. Well, it’s supposed to be because since the beginning of this bookshelf tour series, I’ve only mentioned that I’ll tour the two large bookcases in my room. There is one more bookcase in the room. Actually, it’s a small office desk that I use as a nightstand. I mostly store there my art books. When I started this thing, I didn’t plan on touring it too, but now I think I might. I mean, why not, right?

Well, since I’m nearing the end of this tour series, I hope you’ve hung in there with me and have found a few books that interest you as well. Not only was it fun (and a bit time consuming) to do this series, but it was also helpful in allowing me to accurately catalog my books. I use the Book Collectorz app to keep track of my books, but I hadn’t been keeping an accurate catalog of them for some time. This tour series helped me to get back on track.

Well, anyway, we’re on the second bookcase:

And we’re touring the last untoured shelf, which is the one at the very top. Let’s take a closer look:

We have a couple things up front here. The two Funko Pops are Scorpion and Raiden from Mortal Kombat, which I loved as a kid. Then I have a glass figurine that looks like one of the flying creatures from Avatar (blue people) but the wing broke. I also have a mini easel with canvas that says “Believe in yourself” and a figurine of the Shard in London that a friend got me when he visited the U.K. Behind those things, between the towers of books, is a case of old photos.

The stack of books up front are all dictionaries, for the most part. I’ll list them below but won’t include photos since they are just references. And I’ll consider them all read since I’ve used them all often at some point, except for the Oxford Dictionary of Reference & Allusion.


The Concise Roget’s International Thesaurus (6th ed.)

Merriam-Webster’s Vocabulary Builder

Merriam-Webster’s Spanish-English Dictionary

Oxford Dictionary of Reference & Allusion by Andrew Delahunty & Sheila Dignen


Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman, illus. by Rob Guillory

The Boys Omnibus, Vol. 1 by Garth Ennis, illus. by Darick Robertson, Peter Snejbjerg, & Rodney Ramos

Bitter Root, Vol. 1: Family Business by David F. Walker & Chuck Brown, illus. by Sanford Greene

Kill or be Killed, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Sean Phillips

Monstress, Vol. 5: Warchild by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda

Folklords, Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt, illus. by Matt Smith

Excellence, Vol. 1: Kill the Past by Brandon Thomas, illus. by Khary Randolph

Berserker Unbound by Jeff Lemire, illus. by Mike Deodato, Jr.

Barrier, #1-5 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Marcos Martin

Kingdom by Jon McNaught (illus.)

Skip by Molly Mendoza (illus.)

Watersnakes by Tony Sandoval (illus.), transl. by Lucas Marangon ★★☆☆☆

I read this fairly recently. It’s a YA fantasy, horror graphic novel about a girl who becomes fascinated by her friend’s teeth, which she learns are the warrior guardians for the essence of a king inside her friend. I didn’t like the story or the art much, although I love the cover, so I will unhaul this.

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss (illus.) ★★★★★

One of the most interesting, though-provoking nonfiction books I’ve read. It’s an illustrated book about the weather: how the weather affects nature and humans and how humans and animals affect the weather. It’s a large book and although it contains colorful illustrations, it’s intended more for adults than kids. I highly recommend it.

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg (illus.)

This isn’t my book. It’s a book I’ve had out from the library for years but have yet to return. The person who checked me out skipped this one when scanning my books. I intend to read and return it, but I keep forgetting to. So far in this series, I keep counting books I don’t own as part of my collection, so I’ll need to subtract about 4 books from the total books I own and add them to the unhaul number. I’ll do that at the very end of this series.

Avatar the Last Airbender: The Promise by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, & Bryan Konietzko, illus. by Gurihiru

Avatar the Last Airbender: The Search by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, & Bryan Konietzko, illus. by Gurihiru

Gnomes by Will Huygen, illus. by Rien Poortvliet

Wild Animals of the North by Dieter Braun (illus.)

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Elio M García Jr., & Linda Antonsson, illus. by various artists

This has been on my currently reading list since A Dance with Dragons came out, lol. I ended up losing interest, but I intend to continue with it when I’m in the mood for these stories again.

Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History by Matthew Miller, illus. by various artists


The Templeton Twins Make a Scene by Ellis Weiner, illus. by Jeremy Holmes

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner, illus. by Jeremy Holmes ★★★★★

A light, playful illustrated middle grade mystery story about a pair of twins, Abigail and John Templeton, who live with their father, a professor and inventor. The story is delightful and I loved the illustrations. I might reread it soon as a treat.

The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin, illus. by Luis Royo ★★★☆☆

People mostly talk about Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire novels. I hardly ever see this illustrated fantasy middle grade story mentioned. It’s about a girl’s relationship with the fabled Ice Dragon that no one believes exists. I liked the story — it was a bit sad — and the illustrations were okay.

Cinderella: or The Little Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault, illus. by Camille Rose Garcia ★★★★☆

It’s the traditional fairytale paired with Garcia’s illustrations, which I really liked, but it took a while for me to get used to them. They have a gothic quality (I guess) to them that makes this book perfect to read around Halloween.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Camille Rose Garcia

Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio, illus. by Will Staehle ★★★☆☆

An illustrated middle grade fantasy novel about an orphan who runs his family’s curious hotel. The story was okay and has lots of silliness that make it entertaining, but I love the illustrations, which were done only in black, white, and red. They’re beautiful. I have an ARC of it in the photo but I posted the actual cover below.

Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods by Tania del Rio, illus. by Will Staehle

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (illus.) ★★★★☆

A YA horror graphic novel of fairytale-esque short stories. A lot of people love this book, but only some of the stories stood out to me, and I wasn’t a big fan of the art.

Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, & Wales by Mirabelle Korn (text adapt.), illus. by Kate Forrester

How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry (illus.)

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illus. by Vashti Harrison

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton (illus.)

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak ★★★★★

Just as the title says: It’s a children’s picture book that doesn’t have pictures. It’s such a funny read. I loved it.

Petit: The Ogre Gods, bk. 1 by Hubert Boulard, illus. by Bertrand Gatignol, transl. by Jeremy Melloul

Beauty and the Beast: Retold From the Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont Original by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, illus. by Agnese Baruzzi

Hansel and Gretel illus. by Matteo Gaule, transl. by SallyAnn DelVino

The Atlas of Classic Tales by Claudia Bordin (illus.)

Little Red Riding Hood by Nadia Fabris (illus.)

Last Stop on the Reindeer Express by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illus. by Karl James Mountford

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall (illus.) ★★★★★

A beautifully illustrated historical fiction children’s picture book about lighthouses. Since I knew nothing about them, I learned quite a bit from it. It’s one of my favorites, and I highly recommend it.

Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections Castle by Richard Platt, illus. by Stephen Biesty

At the Same Moment Around the World by Clotilde Perrin (illus.), transl. by Chronicle Books

Nils: Tree of Life by Jérôme Hamon, illus. by Antoine Carrion

Every Tree Has a Story by Cecile Benoist, illus. by Charlotte Gastaut, transl. by Sylvia Rucker

Trees: A Rooted History by Piotr Socha & Wojciech Grajkowski, illus. by Piotr Socha, transl. by Anna Burgess

Megalopolis: And the Visitor from Outer Space by Cléa Dieudonné (illus.)

← Bookshelf Tour, Pt. 24 | Comics (continues)

Bookshelf Tour, Pt. 26 | Art Books 


Total books in this row(s) = 50
How many I completed = 12
How many I will unhaul = 1

Total shelves so far = 12
Total books so far = 966
How many completed = 419
How many I will unhaul = 31


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