#Holdshelf: January 2016
I am endlessly fascinated by the books that end up on the holds shelf of our school library. Some are expected. Some are seemingly out of left field. I’m going to play-by-play this Vine of our most recent shelf while repeatedly listening to Lose Yourself to Dance on my headphones.
- Whoa – a little Beatrix Potter to kick things off! Way to throw us all for a loop! No doubt this student saw the recent news about the lost Beatrix Potter story that will soon be published and wanted to celebrate BP’s entire catalog.
- Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales! Who knew a guy trying to talk his way out of getting hanged could be such fun?? This series gets a lot of love in my school. This series gets a lot of love from me. Here’s to the beautiful merging of nonfiction and graphic novels.
- Minecraft keeps on chugging. I refer to this as “The brownish one.”
- Smile. Were I the commissioner of children’s literature (wait.), I would make every book creator stop whatever project they are working on right now and make a graphic novel memoir. Firstly, because I think everyone could work through some personal/family psychological stuff and come out the other side a happier person. Secondly, because graphic novel memoirs are great and kids love them.
- Ballet Cat hits the hold shelf mere days before the next installment comes out. Coincidence?
- I know what you’re wondering about this book, so I’ll go ahead and tell you: the metallic pull-out jacket in Robo-Sauce is holding up surprisingly well! I was not sure how it would fare once it began to circulate, but so far, so good after about 8 checkouts or so.
- Guiness! The latest and greatest in World Recordry is always in demand.
So, what’s on your holds shelf? If you’re interested in sharing, take to Twitter and post with the hashtag #holdshelf. While you’re at it, you can tag me @100scopenotes so I can share it too.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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