#Holdshelf: May 2013
It’s the last #holdshelf of the 2012-13 school year and this monthly roundup of books on hold always seems to go out with a whimper. You see, many schools have already closed up shop for the summer, so the participatory element is lacking this time out. But that’s not going to stop me from slapping up one last pic of my holds for all to see…
Spirits in the Stars (Seekers, Book 6) by Erin Hunter
Erin Hunter – sneakily popular. This isn’t a series that receives a ton of talk – not a lot of students asking for it or talking about it in the library – but it sees a lot of circs.
Guinness World Records 2013
Did you think you might not see this book?
Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles by Lee J. Ames
Drawing books are endlessly popular in my school libraries. Our copies are getting pretty beat up, but that doesn’t deter students at all. Nothing can get a drawing book down.
The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang (Popularity Papers, Book 4) by Amy Ignatow
What with the recent challenges to the Popularity Papers series, I can’t help but be pleased that these books always on our hold shelf. This month is no exception. Nonstop circs for all of the books in the series.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
The latest edition to this series is seeing the most heavy holds action.
The Flint Heart by Katherine & John Paterson; illustrated by John Rocco
A bit of a surprise here – although, maybe it shouldn’t be. This is a fantasy that looks great sitting on the shelf, and has received its fair share of positive reviews – a recipe for a hold shelf appearance.
Knives and Swords: A Visual History
This book has been checked out or on this shelf all year long. Visual histories of dangerous stuff will never cease to be popular.
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers by Dav Pilkey
Say it with me: of course!
Scholastic 2013 Book of World Records
We do a Scholastic book fair every year and always pick up the latest edition. Similar to Guinness, these books never seem to go out of style.
Check back in September for more #Holdshelf.
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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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