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#Holdshelf: October 2013

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:

Our K-4 school:

Our 2-4 school:

Our 5-6 school:

And now for your submissions:

Lauren K.

Kim E.

Julee M.

LBJ Elementary

Memorial (K-1) School

Rush Creek

Mariela S.

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

Erin D.

Kennedy Elementary School

Nicole B. (middle school library)

Blacksburg Middle School

Sandra C.

Mary C.

Alyssa C.

Bridgeview Elementary

Owen G.

Elsa P.

Look for more #holdshelf next month.

(Image: Behind the curtain by Jared Zimmerman

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!