July 5, 2011

Tween Tuesday: Janitors by Tyler Whitesides

Tween Tuesday was started at GreenBeanTeenQueen.  In this post we highlight/review books that would be perfect for the tween set. 

Today I'm highlighting a book I found because of Brandon Dorman's blog.  He does cover work on some books.  The book he did the cover for that I think would be great for tween (especially tween boys!) is:

Janitors by Tyler Whitesides


The magical, secretive society of JANITORS will sweep the country in the fall of 2011. Have you ever fallen asleep during math class? Are you easily distracted while listening to your English teacher? Do you find yourself completely uninterested in geography? Well, it may not be your fault. The janitors at Welcher Elementary know a secret, and it s draining all the smarts out of the kids. Twelveyear- old Spencer Zumbro, with the help of his classmate Daisy Gullible Gates, must fight with and against a secret, janitorial society that wields wizard-like powers. Who can Spencer and Daisy trust and how will they protect their school and possibly the world? Janitors is book 1 in a new children s fantasy series by debut novelist Tyler Whitesides. You ll never look at a mop the same way again.
Why I Like the Sound of It

I'm a teacher, and I know more than anyone how important the janitors are in our building.  We could not function without them!  The students know this too.  They know all the janitors and treat them with such respect.  I think they would love a book that brings these guys and gals into the lead.  What a fun and unique concept!!!  Also,  it kinda reminds me of The Call by Michael Grant. 

Check out the trailer for it: