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More Mythical Beasts of the School Library

The school year has ended around here and books that haven’t been on the shelves since September have returned.

So forgive me for thinking I’m seeing things.

Hold on – is that a dragon?

Wait, no – it’s just the rarely spotted shelf full of Dork Diaries.

SHHH! I think I see a Griffin.

No! It’s something just as rare: a bunch of Princess in Black books on a shelf.

Alright – that’s a Minotaur.

Fooled again. It’s the never before seen shelf full of Dog Man books.

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. How about your graphic novel shelves, too!! I never know how many I really have until the end of the year when they all come back!

  2. hahaha
    SOOO relatable!