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#Holdshelf Gallery This Way

The monthly showing of books on hold (including the shelf from one of my schools) is up for all to see at Watch. Connect. Read. Click here to see the books kids are lining up to read.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Is Bud, Not Buddy on an assignment list? It’s not one that I would expect seeing two copies of on the holdshelf.

    • Good eye, Sam – It’s a classroom read aloud, and students want to get the book to read along.

  2. This is such a fun post! I love to be a voyeur to see what books kids love and actually reserve!