Easy as A, B, C . . . from HA
A quick note: I’ll be 64 in just a couple of weeks. Janitors, by Tyler Whitesides, is classed as middle-grade. So sue me—I’m a kid at heart!
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. Twelve-year-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 fantasy series by debut novelist Tyler Whitesides. You’ll never look at a mop the same way again.
It seems there are four types of monsters that infiltrate schools. They feed on kids brain-waves; the smarter the kid, the more active a thinker, the more they feed off that individual. It’s what makes kids get dumber with age. These monsters love young kids the most. Pretty scary, huh?
Not to worry: Janitors to the rescue! Or are they the ones responsible for this mess?
This is a fun read regardless of your age. Older readers are short-changing themselves by not reading books for middle-grade and young adult. They’re extremely entertaining.
If you write, you should read books of this genre just to see how it’s done.
Anyway… the book… Get it, read it, read it to your kids, then read it again.
Available for order in hardbound or paperback from King’s English Bookshop. For those of you not lucky enough to be close to King’s English, Janitors is also available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-a-Million.
See you day-after-tomorrow for Monday’s Moans.