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
Over 100 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List! On 44 State Award Lists! Discover what James Patterson calls “the coolest library in all the world” in this fun-filled, action-packed bestseller from the much-loved coauthor of I Funny and Max Einstein!
“A worthy successor to . . . Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, starred review
When Kyle learns that the 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, he's 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 solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route!
Don't miss bonus content in the back of the book—extra puzzles, an author Q&A, and more! And look for 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!
“Full of puzzles to think about [and] puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike.” —Kirkus Reviews, 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!
Here's what people are saying about the Mr. Lemoncello books! A New York Times Bestseller
"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
* "A winner for readers and game-players alike."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
* "A fun-filled, suspenseful intellectual puzzle."—Shelf Awareness, Starred
"Will have readers racing to pick up the next volume."—School Library Journal