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Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and, particularly, video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative game maker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.

Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first twelve kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.

In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award–winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pick up Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library for your kids to discover the coolest library in the world.”

    James Patterson

  • “A whole lot of fun…Delightful.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A lighthearted parody of reality survival shows, the book reinvigorates the debate over the Dewey Decimal system and traditional library skills while celebrating teamwork, perseverance, and clever wits.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Book and game lovers alike will delve into this delicious tale and put on their thinking caps.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This is sure to send many readers back for a second reading.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman riddle master himself, Willy Wonka.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “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

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2013
  • Winner of the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Children's/YA
  • Winner of the 2013 NAPPA Gold Award for Tweens & Teens
  • A 2013 Cybils Award Finalist for Middle Grade Fiction
  • A 2015 Beehive Award Nominee in Fiction
  • Amazon Best Books of the Year for Children, 2013
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