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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 adventure—Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics—coming in January 2016!

"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."
Paperback, 336 pages
Published on June 24, 2014 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0307931471
ISBN-13: 9780307931474
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  • flyingpineapple
    flyingpineappleMonday, July 2, 2018 at 4:45 pm55 stars
    I liked the plot line of this book.
    • demigod3000
      demigod3000Friday, June 29, 2018 at 4:35 pm55 stars
      This is the book for you if you are a game lover, or just someone looking for an exciting read. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is a book about when Kyle Keeley, an extreme gamer discovers his hero, Mr. Lemoncello is coming to town to build a public library, Kyle is excited. But when he discovers that Mr. Lemoncello will be holding a contest to have an overnight in the library, Kyle goes over the top and has to win. Once he is at the sleepover, Mr. Lemoncello announces they will be playing a new game; escape! Kyle must use his wits and friendship in order to win. But the big question is: will he do it?!?
      • armcginn
        armcginnTuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:50 am55 stars
        Full of tricks, puzzles, games and a library lock in, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library is a fun book for all ages!, is a great read-to-self book, but would also be a good read-aloud!
        • esquay
          esquayFriday, June 22, 2018 at 4:44 pm55 stars
          This book is awesome! I would love to go to this library!
          • soyster
            soysterFriday, June 22, 2018 at 1:48 pm55 stars
            This book is really exciting. Kyle, the main character, loves games (especially Mr. Lemencello, who is a game maker's, games). He gets picked along with 11 other students in his school to see the new library before anybody else by winning an essay contest. After they sleep in the library and wake up the next morning, they find themselves locked in. They are explained to that there is a chance for them to play a real life game inside of the library using mostly only their brains to figure out way to escape. Some people decide to leave and Kyle, Akimi (his best friend), Sierra (a bookworm), and Miguel team up. Charles, who has bad morals teamed up with Andrew and eventually Haley. Throughout the game, Charles disqualified Andrew and Haley joined Kyle's team. Near the end when Kyle and Charles are fighting for a book that had one of the last clues in it, Charles hits Kyle and gets eliminated because one of the rules was to be gentle with the books and others. Kyle's eventually wins at the end, but were very close to not.
            • hoodedhedgehog
              hoodedhedgehogWednesday, June 20, 2018 at 9:50 am
              This book is kind of a mystery and I really like mysteries, so I really loved this book! The characters have to figure out puzzles and you usually don't know what is going to happen, so it keeps you interested. It's also very funny. I recommend this book for everyone!
              • seniorgato12345
                seniorgato12345Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm33 stars
                This book is a of thrill, humor, and lots of thinking. This book is a lot like the Puzzler's Mansion and the character building of Keeper of the Lost cities. This is a very good book that I would recommend to kids the age 7-12.
                • unicorn992
                  unicorn992Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm55 stars
                  this novel is like a is very fun and almost never ending. full of clues and riddles a very good novel for young childern
                  • heghog
                    heghogTuesday, June 19, 2018 at 5:55 pm44 stars
                    i really loved reading this book it was funny when the bully guy came and made the wicked witch of the west go all around the place on her broom and was looking for red slippers
                    • jaden07
                      jaden07Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm55 starsFeatured
                      THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAV BOOK! My second grade teacher gave it to me. And now i am going to sixth grade next year , i have read this book like 25 times. Jaw drop, not kidding. so the main idea is that there is a gamer boy name Kyle. And he lives in Alexanderaville, Ohio. there is a new library being built but you will never believe who is the owner.. the owner is the crazy gamer maker Mr. Lemoncello. at school there is a contest for a few kids to sleepover at the library. there are many kids who get to go, including Kyle.The next day they find out they are locked in the library. It is part of a new game. You have to find clues to escape. there is a not so nice kid that is playing. He and Kyle are SO SO not friends. they hate each other. The escape has to with the past, and robbers. Who will win? this is all i will tell. if you want to know more, your just gonna have to read it.ENJOY THIS GREAT BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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