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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 http://flic.kr/p/cbYG7N)

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, 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!