Today I'm reviewing the first couple books in the Janitors series by Tyler Whitesides. These are middle grade fantasy books, and I just cannot say enough good about them.
I am a mom of kids that love to read. Sometimes it's hard to find books that are clean (no swearing, profanity or sex) but that are still good enough to hold my kid's attention. This is a series that has all the good things I'm looking for. I only have one middle grade reader left in my house, but I'm super excited to pass these books off to her because I know she is going to enjoy them. My 18 year old son actually picked these books up and read them through before I had a chance to read them. They were far below his reading level but he said that as a middle grade reader he would have loved them. Even as a young adult he kept reading them because he thought the whole premise and idea of the book was original. He said he hadn't read another book quite like them before.
I loved the pictures and diagrams that went along with this book. That's one thing I love about middle grade books~ the added bonus of pictures! I too thought the idea for these books were original and interesting. Kids will love all the little creatures roaming the schools and they will love the creative use of school janitor supplies to catch them.
Spencer is a great kid. I love his little OCD tendencies about germs and cleanliness. It is the little things that endear me to Spencer. Daisy and Spencer together make a great team. These books are full of things that all kids will relate to from teachers to family and school dynamics. There is humor and action.
I am looking forward to reading the third book in this series. My review for that will be coming in September. By then I'm hoping to include a report of how my middle grade reader loved them. :)
My thanks to Shadow Mountain for allowing me to read and review these titles. Shadow Mountain is an awesome publisher putting out some fantastic and clean books for adults and kids!