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#Holdshelf: October 2013

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Let’s take a peek behind the curtain, shall we?

Each month of the school year John Schumacher and I post pictures of the hold shelves at our school libraries and encourage one and all to participate. It’s a good way to see the books kids are excited about. For those that graciously shared your shelves this month – we salute you.

Here’s John’s most recent hold shelf:

John also shared a hold shelf Vine video from a few days earlier:

I decided to take a trip around my school district this month with the Follett Destiny app and share the most popular books at all four of our elementary schools.

(Click images to enlarge)

Our K-1 school:

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Our K-4 school:

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Our 2-4 school:

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Our 5-6 school:

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And now for your submissions:

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Lauren K.

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Kim E.

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Julee M.

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LBJ Elementary

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Memorial (K-1) School

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Rush Creek

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Mariela S.

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Brightfield Middle School, Bentonville, AR. (5th-6th graders)

Erin D.

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Kennedy Elementary School

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Nicole B. (middle school library)

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Blacksburg Middle School

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Sandra C.

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Mary C.

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Alyssa C.

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Bridgeview Elementary

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Owen G.

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Elsa P.

Look for more #holdshelf next month.

(Image: Behind the curtain by Jared Zimmerman

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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. I love seeing all that science fiction and fantasy!

  2. cheryllovestoread says:

    I have to agree with Stephanie… love the sci fi and fantasy!! I’m also amazed at the size/scope of books being read by older elementary students. Awesome! @areaderatRushCreek Ready Player One is an awesome book…you’ll love it!

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