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"The Final Book" is the 4th episode of the first season of Craig of the Creek and the 4th episode overall.


The last book of Kelsey's favorite book series goes missing from the library, so Craig decides to help her solve the mystery of who took it.[1]


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In the Stump, Kelsey finishes reading Ythrith of Scriggith: Tales of the Dragonmancer, the penultimate book in the Ythrith of Scriggith series. Craig and J.P. pull her up and they sprint to the Herkleston Library. Kelsey remarks that she returned the book with three days to spare, to J.P.'s dismay.

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Kelsey tries to justify their hurry, explaining that she's excited to read the final book. She puts the book in the book drop after some struggle, They then enter the library and begin looking for more books. In the "Young Adults" section, Craig, Kelsey, and J.P. choose new books. Craig selects a detective novel called The Smarty Boys: The Case of the Missing Cardigan and begins to read aloud. Kelsey interrupts him, yelling "Oh no!" and "It has to be here. Where is it?!" Craig questions her, so she explains that the last book was nowhere to be found. Craig suggests they ask the librarian, Harold. Kelsey asks Harold about the book, and he says it was supposed to be returned 2 weeks ago, but never was, which makes Kelsey angry. Kelsey asks who took it, but Harold tells her he's not allowed to say. Craig tells Kelsey, taking advice from the book, that children solve cases better than the police, so they start an "investigation". Craig thinks they should find witnesses, so they search for Stacks, who they find in a room at the back of the library.

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Already there, Kelsey and Stacks talk about the book. Kelsey mentions that she can not finish the book series because the last one is missing, and Stacks gets nervous. Trying to make Kelsey forget about the last book, she recommends another series of books called The Trebulon Trials, but Kelsey isn't interested in that genre.

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Stacks tells Kelsey that the book has a child with a red turtle backpack, and Kelsey, Craig and J.P. come out of the library to keep looking. The three of them go to the stream and Craig finds a red backpack in the meadow, but when he enters there, he breaks a stick and makes the Horse Girls angry. When Mackenzie finds out that Craig broke her hurdle, she thinks about kicking him, but Kelsey just arrives and stops her.

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Kelsey greets Maney and tells her that she is looking for a red turtle backpack, Maney says she saw one of the Ninja Kids use one, Kelsey gives her an apple for helping her. J.P. arrives at the meadow and upon seeing him, Maney falls in love with him.

Craig, Kelsey, and J.P. arrive at the waterfall, where they find the Ninja Kids, who proceed to throw cardboard shurikens at them. Kelsey sees that the leader of the group has a red turtle backpack and asks about the book, but she assures that she only has manga imported from Japan. Kelsey gets angry and starts a battle with the leader of the group, but after trying to climb a tree, Yustice falls and her backpack opens.

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Kelsey sees that a red book appears but when Zatch, one of the ninjas, takes it out, it turns out to be a western comic, so Craig, Kelsey and J.P. retreat. When they walk by the creek, they notice Scooter Kid skateboarding with the red turtle backpack, so they chase her. J.P. is thrown on the road so that the girl stumbles and falls into a bush. However, when she opened her backpack, it is revealed that there is only one report made by Stacks, so they let the girl go. That night, after dinner, Craig continues reading his book. Bernard realizes that in those books, the culprit is always the first character, and he tells Craig. Before Craig goes to sleep, he finishes reading the book and learns Bernard was right. He remembers the people he had searched earlier that day.

The next day, they look for Stacks, because she was the first person they saw. After trying to deny it, without giving results, Stacks reveals that she hid the book under his chair. She says she hid it because if Kelsey finished that series of books, she would not have anyone to talk to about books anymore. When they leave the place, Kelsey says she will read the other saga that she recommended, The Trebulon Trials. This makes Stacks happy. Craig throws the book and falls on Harold, ending the episode.





  • From this episode onward, Noël Wells is the voice actress for Kelsey, replacing Georgina Cordova.
  • Many of the book titles are references to real-world media.
    • The cover of The Trials of Trebulon has a symbol that is almost exactly the same as the symbol of The Principality of Zeon from Mobile Suit Gundam.
      • The author is listed as C. Verhagen, one of the storyboarders who worked on this episode.
    • One of the books seen on the shelf is Matt the Gathering, a reference to the trading-card game Magic: The Gathering. The cover uses the same font as the logo for the card game.
    • The book The Smarty Boys that Craig reads is a reference to The Hardy Boys by Edward Stratemeyer.
    • War and Keesh is a reference to the 1869 novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
    • A Continuous Sequence of Awful Happenings is a reference to the series A Series of Unfortunate Events.
    • Lizard Wizards may be a reference to the Australian rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
    • Catching Hunger is a reference to the Hunger Games franchise as a whole as well as the second book specifically, Catching Fire.
  • A full animatic of the episode was released with the Itch to Explore DVD.



  1. The Final Book info Zap2it, retrieved on 29 March 2018

ve Episode list
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 "Itch to Explore" • "You're It" • "Jessica Goes to the Creek" • "The Final Book" • "Too Many Treasures" • "Wildernessa" • "Sunday Clothes" • "Escape from Family Dinner" • "Monster in the Garden" • "The Curse" • "Dog Decider" • "Bring Out Your Beast" • "Lost in the Sewers" • "The Future is Cardboard" • "The Brood" • "Under the Overpass" • "The Invitation" • "Vulture's Nest" • "Kelsey Quest" • "JPony" • "Ace of Squares" • "Doorway to Helen" • "The Last Kid in the Creek" • "The Climb" • "Big Pinchy" • "The Kid from 3030" • "Power Punchers" • "Creek Cart Racers" • "Secret Book Club" • "Jextra Perrestrial" • "The Takeout Mission" • "Dinner at the Creek" • "Jessica's Trail" • "Bug City" • "Deep Creek Salvage" • "The Shortcut" • "Dibs Court" • "The Great Fossil Rush" • "The Mystery of the Timekeeper" • "Alone Quest"
Season 2 "Memories of Bobby" • "Jacob of the Creek" • "Return of the Honeysuckle Rangers" • "Kelsey the Elder" • "Sour Candy Trials" • "Fort Williams" • "The Other Side" • "Summer Wish" • "Turning the Tables" • "Kelsey the Author" • "Council of the Creek" • "Sparkle Cadet" • "Cousin of the Creek" • "Camper on the Run" • "Stink Bomb" • "Evolution of Craig" • "The Haunted Dollhouse" • "Craig and the Kids Table" • "Creek Daycare" • "Sugar Smugglers" • "Sleepover at JP's" • "Tea Timers' Ball" • "The Cardboard Identity" • "Ancients of the Creek" • "Mortimor to the Rescue" • "Secret in a Bottle" • "Trading Day" • "Crisis at Elder Rock" • "Kelsey the Worthy" • "The End Was Here" • "In the Key of the Creek" • "Children of the Dog" • "Jessica Shorts" • "Ferret Quest" • "Into the Overpast" • "The Time Capsule" • "Beyond the Rapids" • "The Jinxening"
Season 3 "The Other Side: The Tournament" • "The Ground Is Lava!" • "The Council of the Creek: Operation Hive-Mind" • "The Bike Thief" • "Craig of the Beach" • "Plush Kingdom" • "The Ice Pop Trio: Creek Street" • "Pencil Break Mania" • "The Last Game of Summer" • "Trick or Creek" • "Fall Anthology" • "Afterschool Snackdown" • "Creature Feature" • "King of Camping" • "The Rise and Fall of the Green Poncho" • "I Don't Need a Hat" • "Alternate Creekiverse" • "Snow Day" • "Winter Break" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Breaking the Ice" • "Winter Creeklympics" • "Welcome to Creek Street" • "Fan or Foe" • "The New Jersey" • "The Sunflower" • "Craig World" • "Body Swap" • "Copycat Carter" • "Brother Builder" • "Jessica the Intern" • "Capture the Flag Part 1: The Candy" • "Capture the Flag Part 2: The King" • "Capture the Flag Part 3: The Legend" • "Capture the Flag Part 4: The Plan" • "Capture the Flag Part 5: The Game"
Season 4 "The Legend of the Library" • "Locked Out Cold" • "Beyond the Overpass" • "Sink or Swim Team" • "The Quick Name" • "The Chef's Challenge" • "The Sparkle Solution" • "Better Than You" • "The Dream Team" • "Fire & Ice" • "Chrono Moss" • "In Search of Lore" • "Opposite Day" • "Adventures in Baby Casino" • "Creek Talent Extravaganza" • "Dodgy Decisions" • "Hyde & Zeke" • "The Anniversary Box" • "Lost & Found" • "Grandma Smugglers"
Shorts "Craig of the Car" • "How Was Your Day?" • "The Williams Family Opening Theme Song" • "How to Map the Creek" • "Creek Kid Rap"