Library Slang Dictionary: Shelf Candy
1. A book that has an eye-catching cover, but is poorly written.
Ooh â€“ that looks like a good book.
Donâ€™t bother dude â€“ itâ€™s total shelf candy. Worst book Iâ€™ve ever read.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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