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 adventure—Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics—coming in January 2016!
"Discover the coolest library in the world." —James Patterson, #1 New York Timesbestselling author
34 STATE AWARDS AND COUNTING -- INCLUDING THE SUNSHINE STATE AWARD!
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."
A New York Times Bestseller
Starred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2013:
“An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2013:
"Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at and references to children’s book titles, this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike."
"Pick up Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library for your kids to discover the coolest library in the world." —James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library...is fantastic. It is one of the best books I've read, ever, and that is saying something because I am a librarian. The game, gaining understanding of the Dewey Decimal System, all the name dropping, or should I say, title dropping of so many other great books that will encourage the kids to read more, and more and more . . . it all works. I will recommend it to children and adults alike. It is that good." —Julie Forbus, Madison Public Library
WINNER - Amazon Best of the Year
NOMINEE - Agatha Award-Best Children's/Young Adult
SUBMITTED 2014 - ALA Notable Children's Book
NOMINEE 2015 - Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award
NOMINEE 2015 - Georgia Children's Book Award
WINNER 2015 - Florida Sunshine State Book Award
HONOR 2014 - Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year
NOMINEE 2015 - Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award
NOMINEE 2015 - Colorado Children's Book Award
NOMINEE 2015 - Hawaii Nene Award
NOMINEE 2016 - Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
NOMINEE 2016 - Kansas William Allen White Children's Book Award
NOMINEE 2016 - Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award
WINNER 2015 - Maine Student Book Award
WINNER 2015 - Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
NOMINEE 2015 - Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award
NOMINEE 2016 - Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award
NOMINEE 2016 - Missouri Mark Twain Award
NOMINEE 2016 - Nebraska Golden Sower Award
NOMINEE 2015 - New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award
NOMINEE 2016 - New York State Charlotte Award
NOMINEE 2016 - North Carolina Children's Book Award
WINNER 2015 - North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Book Award
WINNER 2014 - Ohio Buckeye Children's Book Award
WINNER 2015 - Rhode Island Children's Book Award
NOMINEE 2016 - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
NOMINEE 2016 - Massachusetts Children's Book Award
NOMINEE 2016 - South Dakota Prairie Pasque Award
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the co-author (with James Patterson) of the #1 New York Times Bestseller I FUNNY. Winner of one Anthony and three Agatha Awards for his spooky and funny Haunted Mystery series, Chris has written over twenty books, a stage play, scripts for Jim Henson's Muppets, and the CBS-TV movie The Christmas Gift, starring John Denver. A former advertising executive and improvisational comedian, he lives in New York City with his wife, three cats, and a rescue dog named Fred who starred on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.