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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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  • ajg15
    ajg15Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm44 stars
    This book is one very well put together puzzle! 12 year-old Kyle Keeley and his friends won an essay contest to stay overnight at Luigi L. Lemoncello's (a famous gamemaker) brand new library. But the next morning they discover they are invited to stay longer for another game... In order to win they have to solve a number of clues to figure out one puzzle - to find a way to lesve . They must put friendship (and there heads) together. Who will solve the puzzle first? I absolutely loved this book it has several references to other books and authors. I think the story was very well put together. (And who wouldn't want to go to such an amazing library!?) Thanks for reading Ajg15's reviews
    • readytoread
      readytoreadFriday, July 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm55 stars
      It is such a fun read! It may even be my fav book. And I like the bonus puzzle in the end. It is also nice to see different people's perspectives in the book. Even though Charles is supposed to be the "bad guy", he's interesting to read about.
      • lefty908809
        lefty908809Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm55 stars
        I really like the book. In it Mr.Lemoncello's board games sound interesting.
        • midnightluna
          midnightlunaMonday, July 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm44 stars
          Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is a book that is quite similar the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Honestly, I prefer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but this one is good too! It's fun to try at figure out the puzzles with the others!
          • dolphin8
            dolphin8Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 3:08 pm55 stars
            This is a awesome book this has been the best book out of all of the books. it was about kids finding clues to find a way out to get out of the library and get a prize.
            • coolgirlintown
              coolgirlintownThursday, July 12, 2018 at 10:38 am55 stars
              I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. It was just so good! I don't want to spoil it for anyone so I will keep this review short. The book is a little thick but I couldn't out it down! I would love to have this library in real life. And Mr. lemon cello as well. Again, this book is amazing and I would totally recommend it to any one.
              • dreambig100
                dreambig100Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm44 stars
                Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is a wonderful book. I think Mr.Grabstein did a wonderful job writing this book if only the book was actually true. I can't wait to read the second book in the series.
                • 30057
                  30057Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:54 am
                  When I first laid my hand on the "Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race", I couldn't take my hand off. It was full of excitement and action, and some part where your mind is blown. This shows me that I will truly enjoy "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library". When I watched the movie to this book, it was hilarious and fun. I mean, no other library that I've seen has flying books or portals. I am really looking forward to reading this book !
                  • cupcakesandlove
                    cupcakesandloveSunday, July 8, 2018 at 11:31 am44 stars
                    This book is so awesome I recomend it for a long car ride you will want to read it over and over again it is so good
                    • howlergirl
                      howlergirlSaturday, July 7, 2018 at 7:30 am55 stars
                      This was a great book and I would totally recommend it to people that are fans of puzzles and clues. It all starts when a boy named Kyle and 11 other friends stay overnight in a library. Everything is fine until morning comes and they discover that they can't leave. Kyle and his friends have to solve puzzles and follow the hints until time runs out for them. I won the third and second book from Dogobooks giveaways, and I already had the first book. I just have to say this series is amazing and I would give it 5 stars any time! (🍋🎻 =😄)

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