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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

  • Paperback $7.99

    Jun 24, 2014 | 336 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Hardcover $19.99

    Jun 25, 2013 | 304 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Hardcover $17.99

    Jun 25, 2013 | 304 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Ebook $7.99

    Jun 25, 2013 | 304 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • CD $19.99

    May 05, 2015 | 390 Minutes | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Audiobook Download $18.00

    Jan 07, 2014 | 380 Minutes | Middle Grade (8-12)

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A New York Times Bestseller

Starred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2013:

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

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2013:

“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.”

“Pick up Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library for your kids to discover the coolest library in the world.” —James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library…is fantastic. It is one of the best books I’ve read, ever, and that is saying something because I am a librarian. The game, gaining understanding of the Dewey Decimal System, all the name dropping, or should I say, title dropping of so many other great books that will encourage the kids to read more, and more and more . . . it all works. I will recommend it to children and adults alike. It is that good.” —Julie Forbus, Madison Public Library


Amazon Best of the Year WINNER

Florida Sunshine State Book Award WINNER 2015

Maine Student Book Award WINNER 2015

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award WINNER 2015

North Dakota Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award WINNER 2015

Ohio Buckeye Children’s Book Award WINNER 2014

Rhode Island Children’s Book Award WINNER 2015

ALA Notable Children’s Book SUBMITTED 2014

Agatha Award-Best Children’s/Young Adult NOMINEE

California Young Reader Medal NOMINEE

Colorado Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Connecticut Nutmeg Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

Georgia Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Hawaii Nene Award NOMINEE 2015

Indiana Young Hoosier Award NOMINEE

Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Kansas William Allen White Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award NOMINEE 2016

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Missouri Mark Twain Award NOMINEE 2016

Nebraska Golden Sower Award NOMINEE 2016

New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award NOMINEE 2015

New York State Charlotte Award NOMINEE 2016

North Carolina Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award NOMINEE 2015

South Dakota Prairie Pasque Award NOMINEE 2016

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Children’s Book of the Year HONOR 2014

Amazon Best of the Month AWARD 2016

Illinois Gryphon Award AWARD

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