Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

By Chris Grabenstein

162 ratings 229 reviews 148 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5T4.547493
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."
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN-13: 9780307931474
ISBN-10: 0307931471
Published on 6/24/2014
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 336

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This book has a lot of trivia in it. This book is not my favorite book of all time, I mostly prefer the baby - sitters club books

*THIS IS JUST MY OPINION* No offense, but I think this is a great book even if there is a lot of trivia, In my eyes I don't like The Babysitters Club

I read the book because it was a required thing so that I can get into sixth grade and...I didn't enjoy it that much. Kyle was grounded for a week because he broke a window during a board game. He was upset about but his best friends mention about Mr. Lemoncello's library. it's sorta like a game show but 12, 12 year olds are stuck in Mr. Lemoncello's library and they have to solves puzzles and riddles around the library to escape. So his best friend mentions that there will be games at the library but Kyle thought it was video games. And to get into Mr Lemoncello's library they had to write a good essay and Mr. Lemoncells himself will be judging them. Then it get's kinda good but I won't spoil it all. But if you like adventure then you should try out this book.

I read this entire book but so far i love it!

It's so funny one time a read a third of the book non stop it's so good

I read this book and it is AWSOME!!!!! Here is what it is about:so a guy named Mr.Lemenchello started this great library because it had all kinds of books and there were just a lot of awesome stuff. Some kids have to escape the library and it proves a lot harder than it seems. They can not go through the front door or fire exits. If you read this book make sure to check out the second book!!! The second book is called Mr.Lemenchello's library Olympics. Love,love,love them!!!

i am reading this book

In this book you get to see a new library created by Mr.Lemoncello. With holograms and and puzzles to find your way out! I would recommend this book if you want an adventurous and fun book!

This is the first book in the Lemoncello series, and it was so great I reread this book multiple times. This book is about Mr.Lemoncelo, a rich billionaire who made a hight tech library that 12 kids have to escape from. Kyle, the main character, facing many challenges in order to escape the library, such as Charles, the bully, and the enemy. Can Kyle win the grand prize and escape the library? I loved this book. I hope you guys love this book as much as I did!

This book is about a boy called Kyle, and he is a big gamer. His favorite games are made by his hero, Luigi Lemoncello. He created a library in the town where he grew up. And selected twelve twelve-year old kids to participate in a library lock in. The way you are chosen is by writing the best extra credit essay Kyle and eleven other kids are able to compete for the biggest prize they have ever wanted, they will be...(Sorry, but I can not spoil the ending, so read the book to find out) a great book with puzzles and at the back is a list of all the books mentioned in the story, so a good reference when wanting to read good and popular books. (There is also a secret puzzle for YOU to do.) This book I would recommend to people in third to sixth grade that love puzzles.

This book is about 12 people who get chosen (by writing essays) to be the first library card holders of the new library. The library was created by the famous game inventor, Mr. Lemoncello. What they don't know is that they will be part of a game to escape from the library. I thought that this was a very fun book. It has lots of puzzles and riddles in it. I recommend this book to anyone who loves puzzles and adventures!

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