Can you find your way out of what James Patterson calls the “coolest library in the world”? Join gamer-fan Kyle Keeley as he competes in the escape game of a lifetime! From the coauthor of I Funny and Max Einstein—and with 100+ weeks on the the New York Times Times bestseller list—the LEMONCELLO books are laugh-out-loud, puzzle-packed, MUST-READS for classrooms and homes across America.
When Kyle Keeley learns that the world's world’s most famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, has designed the town’s new library and is having an invitation-only lock-in on opening night, Kyle is determined to be there! But the tricky part isn’t getting into
the library—it’s getting out.
Because when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must catch every clue and solve every puzzle to find the hidden escape route!
Enjoy bonus content in the back—extra puzzles, an author Q & A, and more! And don’t miss the puzzle-packed sequels: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race, Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game,
and Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket
!44 STATE AWARD LISTS AND COUNTING100+ WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST* “A worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, starred review
June 24, 2014
Lexile: 720L | Fountas/Pinnell: T
is the New York Times
bestselling author of the wildly popular Mr. Lemoncello series, the Welcome to Wonderland series, and many other books. He is also the coauthor of many page-turners with James Patterson, including the Max Einstein series, and of Shine!,
which he cowrote with his wife, J.J. Grabenstein. Chris lives in New York City. Visit Chris at ChrisGrabenstein.com and on Twitter at @CGrabenstein. Look for the latest Mr. Lemoncello books—Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (
available now!) and Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket,
coming in 2020!
An Agatha Award Winner
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
An ALA-ALSC Tween Recommended Read
An NCTE Notable Children’s Book
A Kids’ Indie Next List Book
An ALA Notable Book
"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.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Librarians and English teachers will happily recommend this adventurous romp from Grabenstein . . . , which pays playful homage to books and libraries while engaging readers in a fast-paced competition.” —Publishers Weekly
“Book and game lovers alike will delve into this delicious tale and put on their thinking caps.” —School Library Journal