This is the book that you get if Willy Wonka were Bill Gates and he created an incredible animatronic library that any kid would do anything to visit (and the kids are a heck of lot more likeable than in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
— Reach and Teach
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 TimesTimes 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 COUNTING 100+ WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST * “A worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, starred review
About the Author
Chris Grabenstein 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!
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES:
A New York Times bestselling series
"Discover the coolest library in the world." —James Patterson
"Lots of action and quirky humor." —The Washington Post
* "A worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka." —Booklist, starred review
* "A winner for readers and game-players alike." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "A fun-filled, suspenseful intellectual puzzle." —Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Will have readers racing to pick up the next volume." —School Library Journal