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#Holdshelf: May 2017

Hold Shelf

Been a little while since I shared the books on hold at my K-4 school library. How about we have a look and discuss?

Some notes about a couple of the books:

Who Was Harry Houdini?

Kids at my school really like the Who Was? series, which has been fun to see, as the biography section doesn’t get as much traffic as other areas of the library.

Are You Ready to Play Outside?

While the E&P books are maybe the most popular series in our library, it’s rare to see one on the holdshelf. We have so many of them that kids usually just pick a different one from the series if the one they’re looking for is out

Tales of Beedle the Bard

It made a big splash when it arrived in 2008 (and JK Rowling’s handwritten edition just went for a nice sum). You know where it continues to make a slash? Our library.

Michigan Wolverines

A little local flavor! Books about our state university football teams were some the most requested until we added them to our collection.

Owl Diaries

Do you have these in your library yet? You should add them if you don’t  – few series in our library circulate more.

Want to get in on the fun? Share your holdshelf photo on Twitter with the hashtag #holdshelf. Tag me (@100scopenotes) and I’ll share via retweet.

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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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.