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The story was awesome. Well written and entertaining to read to our 6 year old. Cautionary note, there is a lot of name calling and condescending comments made by the characters. You can simply skip over those words/phrases and it doesn't impact the story AT ALL! (Wish writers could realize that)
We listened to the audiobook on a road trip and my kids (age 7 and 9) were engrossed the entire time. Another young reader indicated disappointment that the main character wasn't all that much of a reader, but we found that one of the points of the book was that he gained an appreciation for reading and libraries because of the challenge. The book was full of suspense and puzzles, but no violence or danger, so it was perfect for my younger kids. Best of all, it's all about what a wonderful resource libraries are, and how you can learn to use them, which is a great lesson hidden among all the engaging puzzles.
Kyle, the youngest of three brothers, embarks on an adventure full of puzzles where he must decide to work together with his teammates or work on his own in order to win. I completed the puzzle at the back of the book and emailed the author. I received an incredibly friendly and quick response. Any upper elementary school student would love this book as a read-aloud or simply if they are into puzzles.
A literature-loving puzzler/adventure that keeps the pages turning and the creative juices flowing in an intentionally Wonka-like trip through multimedia.
An awesome book for kids who love puzzles and mystery. This book has many strong characters such as Sierra, the shy bookworm, Kyle, the gamer, Miguel, the head library aide, and others. The characters are well developed and the concept is very interesting. You'll love this book if you like book scavenger.
Although mainly a suspenseful mystery, with clues placed in library books or from the book titles themselves, the characters are distinctive and have engaging relationships.
An entertaining and humorous story about children trying to win a library challenge that is based upon books, games, and riddles. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!
A fun and clue-filled library adventure! For fans of "The Book Scavenger".
Reading this book was like watching contestants on a game show. I had my favorites, those I didn't like much, and those I couldn't figure out. The games and puzzles were so unique and exciting I didn't know what would happen next.
I read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. It's about 12 kids playing a game for fame: they have to escape the library, but they can’t get out thru the fire exits, door or window! They have to find clues to escape! I like that it is mystery crossed with humor.
I've read middle-grade books that are more inventive and carefully planned (The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone/The Mysterious Benedict Society), but I still enjoyed the kiddos' adventures in the library--and the prolific literary references, obviously. Imaginative technology integration could be a draw for some readers.
I loved this book! It's so funny and adventuruos!
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This is an amazing book. i have read it over 10 times now and i never get tired of it. if this was the only book i could read for the rest of my life, i would be happy!! if you loved this book, you have to check out the rest of the series, including the new book 4! We need to start a fan club here guys!! Give me a like if you are in!!
I love this book I read it every summer reading program five star I read over 8 times.Five star
Maybe it's my love for libraries showing through, but this book was awesome. An overnight lock-in in a tricked-out library made by a billionaire gamemaker? I'm so there. There are hover boots to wear to reach the books on the top shelf! Robots to answer reference questions! Puzzles to solve before morning! It's like if Willy Wonka was into books and trivia instead of candy. I actually listened to this on audiobook and it was fantastic! — Baileigh F., Walker Library
IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!! I really liked it, it was suggested to me as a good book for Ravenclaws* so I tried it out and voila! It is now apart of my favorite books which includes: HARRY POTTER, Percy Jackson, Spy School, and more! :)
*If you don't know what Ravenclaws are than read Harry Potter! :)
this book is amazing!!! i love this book so much i holded for the great library race and olympics i reccomend this book for anyone who loves puzzles
This was actually a really good book! I feel like there can be a fan club based off of this!
I really loved this book. I couldn’t keep my eyes off this book. My eyes were like glued to it. A definitely must read.
Really cool read for anyone who enjoys juvenile mysteries like the Westing Game, The Name of This Book is Secret or The Mysterious Benedict Society. A lot of books are sprinkled into the dialogue as well which made me want to read everything mentioned.
This book has received a lot of acclaim. I liked it, but it didn't quite live up to the hype for me. I found the characters to be "types" and they seemed pretty two-dimensional. I loved the library setting and the literary references, but it all seemed a little contrived. The being locked-in at the library plot device seemed wildly implausible. And since most public libraries are chronically short of money for luxuries, an incredibly lavish library like this just seemed absurd. So I liked it, but I didn't love it. If the book inspires readers to try some of the many books mentioned in it, however, then that would be a great thing.
The target audience for this book is 8 to 12 years old. I’m a scant 50 years beyond this demographic. Nevertheless, I read it and was mildly satisfied. The scent of political correctness infuses the book – the “team” is a multicultural hash; we must work together and play nice to succeed; rich boy is a predictable, selfish lout; I only win when we all win; participation trophies all around; libraries are citadels of true learning and we must spend lavishly on them – so that the book is therefore siphoned of drama it might otherwise have had. Moral of the story: It's nice being nice to the nice. All of this might be comforting and believable to an eight-year-old, though it must border on absurdity for a self-aware twelve-year-old. The book probably won't significantly damage many children.