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Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library: The Books

on December 30, 2013

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris GrabensteinEscape from MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY

This one is for the puzzle-lovers and mystery-solvers.  Twelve twelve-year-olds are invited to a lock-in at the coolest, neatest, whizz-bangingest public library ever created and told to figure their way out.  A mashup of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (aka Willie Wonka) and The Westing Game, or as one character says, “The Hunger Games but with lots of food and no bows and arrows”.

It’s also a reader’s read.  Check out all the books, plays and short stories that are “title-dropped”…




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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

The Elevator Family by Douglas Evans

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

The Eleventh Hour: a curious mystery by Graeme Base

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Six Days of the Condor by James Grady

Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Allan Eckert

No David! by David Shannon

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

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Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

The Yak Who Yelled Yuck by Carol Pugliano-Martin

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Unreal! by Paul Jennings

All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

Anna to the Infinite Power by Mildred Ames

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

In the Pocket: Johnny Unitas and Me by Mike Leonetti

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh my! by Karen Tack

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

The Umpire Strikes Back by Ron Luciano

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene

The Bible

American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doylecollage 4

Baby’s Mother Goose: Pat-a-cake by Aurelius Battaglia

Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe

Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Look, I Made a Hat by Stephen Sondheim

Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou

This Isn’t What It Looks Like by Pseudonymous Bosch

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington

Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss

Coming Up for Air by George Orwell

If I Grow Up by Todd Strasser

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