Monday Storytime | Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
By Chris Grabenstein
I’m not sure who was more excited about this magical book: the kids, or myself. With a name like “Lemoncello”, and the hint that this individual owns a library, I could tell this was going to be a great read. We participated in the Barnes and Noble summer reading program and found this book on the list of free options for completing the reading task. I had to convince my son it would be a good choice because he wasn’t interested in any of the available free titles. If it’s not ‘Goosebumps’ or ‘Captain Underpants’ then my little 8 year old isn’t initially interested. So, just like I did with ‘Harry Potter’, I suggested it would be a good book. Just like ‘Harry Potter’, we were all in love by the first chapter and sad that we reached the end. Now he’s begging to read the sequel. (Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics)
Imagine stepping into a highly technologically advanced (very much like magic) library that will leave you feeling very reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Now add in a few lucky kids who get to solve a variety of puzzles in order to achieve a goal. This exciting tale explores each character’s individual adventure and seamlessly blends them all together to form the big picture. With multiple popular books referenced within this one, you will feel at home as a fellow book lover. This is one of our absolute favorite books now. Behind the HP series, of course.
This book can be found at your local Barnes and Noble or ordered on Amazon as a Kindle or paperback copy.