Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action-packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson

Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games--board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route

Don't miss the next puzzle-packed adventures--Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics and Mr. Lemoncello's Great LIbrary Race

Discover the coolest library in the world. --James Patterson, #1 New York Timesbestselling author


Starred Review, Booklist
* "An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

*Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike.

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: 06/25/2013
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780375870897
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.5
Point Value: 7
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 159405 / Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Award: Garden State Children's Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Buckeye Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: North Carolina Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: NAPPA Gold Awards - Gold Medal Winner
Award: Golden Sower Award - Nominee
Award: Maine Student Book Award - Winner
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Iowa Teen Award - Nominee
Award: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Charlotte Award - Nominee
Award: Black-Eyed Susan Award - Winner
Award: Grand Canyon Reader Award - Nominee
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Nene Award - Nominee
Award: Nene Award - Nominee
Award: Massachusetts Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: William Allen White Childens Book Award - Nominee
Award: Great Stone Face Book Award - Winner
Award: Beehive Awards - Nominee
Award: Flicker Tale Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award - Nominee
Award: Agatha Awards - Winner
Award: Anthony Awards - Nominee
Award: Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: California Young Reader Medal - Nominee
Award: Sunshine State Young Reader's Award - Winner
Award: Rhode Island Children's Book Awards - Winner
Award: Alabama Camellia Award - Nominee
Award: Cybils - Finalist
Award: Mark Twain Readers Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/22/2013
Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2013
School Library Journal 06/01/2013 pg. 124
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2013 pg. 508
Booklist 06/01/2013 pg. 74
Shelf Awareness 06/28/2013
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2013 pg. 77 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
Chris Grabenstein is the author of the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, The Island of Dr. Libris, and the Welcome to Wonderland series. He is also the coauthor of several bestselling series with James Patterson, including I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, and Jackie Ha Ha. Chris lives in New York City with his wife, JJ, two cats, and a dog named Fred. Visit him online at, and follow him on Facebook or on Twitter at @cgrabenstein. Don't miss the third Lemoncello adventure, Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race, coming in October 2017!