Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Can twelve 12-year-olds escape from the most ridiculously brilliant library ever created?
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library plunks a dozen sixth-graders into the middle of a futuristic library for a night of nonstop fun and adventure.
In a nod to Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this fast-paced new novel features an eccentric billionaire who welcomes a group of children into a fantasy setting full of weird, wondrous touches.
Kyle is a game fan—board games, word games, and especially video games! Kyle's hero, the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello, is the genius behind the design of the town's new public library, which contains not only books, but an IMAX theater, an electronic learning center, instructional holograms, interactive dioramas and electromagnetic hover ladders that float patrons up to the books they want.
Lucky Kyle wins a spot as one of the first twelve kids invited to a gala, overnight library lock-in filled with of fun and games. But the next morning, when the lock-in is supposed to be over, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the others must follow book-related clues and unravel all sorts of secret puzzles to find the hidden escape route if they want to win Mr. Lemoncello's most fabulous prize ever.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is more than a rib-tickling novel full of humor and suspense. It's a game in itself, in which readers can have fun solving clues and answering riddles while learning how to navigate the Dewey Decimal system. Eagle-eyed kids—not to mention their parents, teachers, and librarians—can also hunt for the names of authors and classic books sprinkled throughout the fast-moving story.
Rumor has it there is even one puzzle that is in the book but not in the story. Can you find and solve it?
You can also:
Check out the new study guide for the series (NEW!)
Look behind the scenes of the movie!
Read the first three chapters
Download the educator's guide prepared by Colby Sharp of Nerdy Book Club
Download the study guide
Mr. Lemoncello’s Brilliant Bulletin Board Kit
Attention Educators! Random House is now offering FREE (while supplies last, as they say on TV) copies of a brand new and super fun Lemoncello Series Bulletin Board Kit, complete with eye-popping posters and rebus activities! Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a kit and be sure to include your name and mailing address. While supplies last.
Mr. Lemoncello's Funtastic Box Set
Discover the New York Times bestselling series and what James Patterson calls "the coolest library in the world" with the first ever Mr. Lemoncello boxed set! BONUS puzzles and codes inside!
Calling all readers and gamers—read the books, play the game with Mr. Lemoncello's first ever box set! Mr. Lemoncello's Gametastic Boxed Set includes three paperback editions of the New York Times bestselling books: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics and Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race AND a special insert with bonus puzzles and codes! Perfect for holiday and birthday gifts! With over ONE MILLION books sold and packed with puzzles, codes and adventures, the Mr. Lemoncello books puts the fun in fun-tastic!