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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


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."
Paperback, 336 pages
Published on June 24, 2014 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0307931471
ISBN-13: 9780307931474
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  • 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • auntieb
      auntiebMonday, June 18, 2018 at 9:05 am55 stars
      Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is a book I earned from a summer reading program a couple of years ago I read it once and thought it was pretty good I read it again and it is AMAZING!!!!! I love how Mr. Lemoncello sprinkles in book titles when he talks a love all the puzzles and fun in this game I think this is a great book! And would recommend this book any day!
      • hiyallMonday, June 18, 2018 at 7:23 am
        i love this book five stars
        • tybook2018
          tybook2018Friday, June 15, 2018 at 3:37 pm
          Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is a clue book that is fun and that I enjoy reading too. It's full of technology and funnies and laughs.
          • rainshine116
            rainshine116Friday, June 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm55 stars
            This is a great book and is one of my favorites! There are 12 sixth grade kids who get chosen as winners from an essay contest to take a tour of the new town library. The old one became a mall parking lot. The new building used to be a bank but is now a high-tech library. The next day those kids find out that they will be locked in trying to escape but, they are not allowed to escape through the front doors or the fire escape. Some kids don't want to participate because they have better things to do. Others are caught cheating or are wrong and must exit the game. Who will be the winners? Find out by reading this book!
            • cobrazeus10
              cobrazeus10Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm55 stars
              This is one of the best books I have ever read. If you love books and solving puzzles, than is is a must read. I wish that this book were actually true so that I could go visit this library. Definitely a book I plan to own in the near future. I loved the list of books that they mentioned in the book in the back of the book. It added several more books to my "can't wait to read this" list.
              • rainshine116
                rainshine116Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:02 pm55 stars
                This is a great book series! I love that the author puts an extra clue that you have to find at the end of the book.
                • artsy10
                  artsy10Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 9:36 am33 stars
                  This book is wonderful! It is so magical, and will make you wish that you were put in the kids shoes. This book at the same time portrays normal kids, just like you and me, making this book really relatable so that you can relate to these students and their decisions.This book is even super funny.
                  • rainshine116
                    rainshine116Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm55 stars
                    This is a great book and is one of my favorites! There are 12 sixth grade kids who get chosen as winners from an essay contest to take a tour of the new town library. The old one became a mall parking lot. The new building used to be a bank but is now a high-tech library. The next day those kids find out that they will be locked in trying to escape but, they are not allowed to escape through the front doors or the fire escape. Some kids don't want to participate because they have better things to do. Others are caught cheating or are wrong and must exit the game. Who will be the winners? Find out by reading this book!
                    • nybook2018
                      nybook2018Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9:51 am
                      Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is a book that personally enjoy reading because it has clues involved. It also has suspense and humor. So I really enjoy this book.

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