“Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” was originally published in The Napanee Beaver on January 9, 2014
Julie Wendland, Reference Assistant at Library Headquarters, has a book suggestion that will suit readers young and old. Here is what she has to say about Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein:
“Do you have a child that loves games and puzzles? Are you looking to revisit your childhood? If the answer is yes to either of these two questions then you should put Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library on your TBR (To Be Read) list.
Kyle Keeley is the youngest of three brothers. His two older brothers are successful at sports and academics which is why he loves board games which is a great equalizer. Word gets out that there his favourite games maker, Mr. Lemoncello has designed the new library and is having an invitation-only lock-in to spend the night in the library as its grand opening.
Kyle, along with 12 other contestants find out the easy part was getting the invitation now inside the library it becomes the ultimate game on how to get out of the library. Through ingenious games involving the Dewey Decimal system, solving riddles and working out puzzles the children figure out how to escape the library and reap the benefits of the prize.
This book would appeal to readers of all ages. Children will enjoy this book as they can solve the puzzles with the contestants. Will they as readers be able to escape the library before the book’s characters? This would also be an ideal read aloud to younger children as older adults will see many references to books of their past such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Phantom Tollbooth. “
Race to your branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Public Libraries to get this book off the shelf and may the best person win!