Janitors: School of Garbage (Book #1) by Tyler Whitesides

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Book Review of Janitors: School of Garbage (Book #1) by Tyler Whitesides

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the Janitor’s crew! I don’t know about you, but I have missed them! This is such a fun series, and I’m glad Tyler Whitesides decided to create a spin-off! I hope there will be more to come! Please enjoy my review of Janitors: School of Garbage (Book #1) by Tyler Whitesides! 


Ordinary trash becomes extraordinary at the magical school of garbage—a summer school for young garbologists. 
Garbage has come to life as animated creatures called junklets and are wreaking havoc in elementary schools. Only the specially trained kids from the magical School of Garbage can stop the rise of the trash monsters. With the school’s magical janitorial supplies—brooms that can fly, toilet plungers that can reverse gravity, and mops that can capture anything in their strings—the ordinary becomes extraordinary. 

Landon Murphy discovers the undercover janitorial world when his soon-to-be-stepsister, Jade Shu, guides him through a magical portal at the bottom of a dumpster that leads to a fantastical landfill and the home of the School of Garbage, where she has secretly been a student for the last few years. 

Problems at home with his family make it hard for Landon to feel like he belongs anywhere, but he is quickly welcomed as a student at the intriguing school for wizard-like janitors. His class on the science of garbology is like being a crime-scene investigator, and every student gets to bond with one of three Servites—small, magical animals who exhale enchanted dust to help kids focus or be creative or have energy. 

Landon and Jade—along with allies from the original series—are tasked to take out the trash and figure out who—or what—is behind the mysterious garbage attacks and stop them before the entire world is literally trashed. 

My Book Review:

This is such a fun book! I enjoyed it! It was fun to see some of our old friends, and exciting to meet some new characters. Landon and Jade are soon-to-be stepsiblings. They may not start out as the best of friends, but they learn to like and trust each other when they must save the world from the scary junklets! I liked each of them and their unique personalities. They had different qualities that enabled them to work well together and to complement each other’s strengths.   

My heart felt happy when I got to see some of my favorite characters from the original series! Daisy plays a big role, and I have to say I was fan-girling it a little when I learned she plays a prominent role in this book. Now, there are some other original characters, but you have to read it to find out who they are. I don’t want to ruin the surprise! 

I loved the concept of the School of Garbage and how Daisy and Dr. Weizmann teach a new generation of kids how to keep schools safe. If they don’t pass on their wisdom, who will? How will future generations of kids stay safe in school? Now, would I want to attend the School of Garbage? Ummm…no. I’ll leave the learning and garbage fighting to Landon and Jade!  

This is a fun story with a bit of mystery and lots of action! It makes for a fun spin-off story, and I’d love to see more of Landon and Jade in the future! If you like the original Janitors books, you will enjoy School of Garbage! 

PG+ Rating

Content Rating: PG +

  • Profanity: None 
  • Intimacy: None 
  • Violence: Moderate (Fighting garbage is terrifying!) 

Age Recommendation: Middle-Graders (3rd-6th grades) and up

My Rating: 4/5

4 Star Review

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Disclosure: I received a free book in exchange for my honest review.

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