September 20, 2011

Tween Tuesday: Floors by Patrick Carman

Tuesday are the day I make sure to focus on the tween set - you know those kids between the ages of 9 and 12.  I like so highlight or review great books and authors for tweens.  

Today I'm highlighting a book I plan on reading really soon, and one that I had no clue was coming out!!

by Patrick Carman

Why didn't anyone tell me Patrick Carman had a book for tweens coming out???? I've enjoyed the books I've read by him as have my students.  So when I was walking through Barnes and Noble and saw this book on the "New" shelf I was very excited!  I almost bought it, but honestly I'm on a book buying ban.  I can't spend on books right now.  This book sounds so fun.  I can totally see kids enjoying it.  And to top that - I could see it as a book I could hand to boys too!

Has anyone read this yet??


Charlie had his chocolate factory. Stanley Yelnats had his holes. Leo has the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel.
The Whippet Hotel is a strange place full of strange and mysterious people. Each floor has its own quirks and secrets. Leo should know most of them - he is the maintenance man's son, after all. But a whole lot more mystery gets thrown his way when a series of cryptic boxes are left for him . . . boxes that lead him to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances. Leo had better be quick on his feet, because the fate of the building he loves is at stake . . . and so is Leo's own future!
Tween Tuesday was started over at the awesome blog GreenBeanTeenQueen! 


  1. This sounds like a fun story! Thanks for drawing my attention to it.

  2. I hadn't heard of this. But I enjoy Patrick Carman. Thanks for spotlighting it.

  3. I have not read it, but I appreciate the summary's shout-out to Holes. High time Holes was casually referenced as a classic of children's literature!