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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library | Chris Grabenstein
102 posts | 133 read | 2 reading | 99 to read
Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high. In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.
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TiffanyMichele
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Sooooo this book ended up being a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me!?
I almost dnf‘d it at the 1/2 way mark but pushed through till the end. It redeemed itself.
I loved watching the kids fall in love with books and I did enjoy the puzzles and I adored Lemoncellos bookish snark/sass 😂.
(Slow beginning but it does pick up 🤫)
Imma get the next one pretty soon 😬.

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JoScho
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This book has a lot of Litsy love and is on sale today for those that are interested 😊
#kindledeal

Chelleo Such a fun series! 2w
JoScho @Chelleo it has been on my TBR for quite a while! I need to bump it up on the list 😊 2w
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sblbooks
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I adored this little book, so fun. This is one I feel that a middle grade student would actually pick for themselves. It's reminiscent of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or Wit's End from the Adventures in Odyssey series ☺ The bottom picture is one I took of my small #hometownlibrary. #MiddleGradeMay @megnews @SaturnDoo

Peddler410 Book four just came out last week! I have loved them all so far 😊❤️ 2w
megnews I checked this out the other day. Hoping to get to it this month. 2w
sblbooks @Peddler410 I added the rest to my Goodreads TBR 😀 2w
SaturnDoo I went to the library today and started looking for some of the books that you and @megnews have been posting. Will look for this one on the next trip. Love your cute lil library❤😊😍 2w
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tpixie
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I‘m finally reading this cute book! If I were reading the physical book I would be highlighting every book that Mr. Lemoncello casually integrates into his sentences! I listened to the Author at #NatBookFest #NatBookFest2018 he was so entertwining !! And I had such an awesome time at the Festival with @Bookworm83 and we had fun meeting other Littens while we were there!

ReadingRover This books was so much fun to listen to on audio! I just listened to it a few weeks ago and loved it. 3w
tpixie @ReadingRover yes it‘s a fun audio!! I also got the e-book from the library to help me when they have more of the visual clues! 3w
Lady_Tigana_20 This series has been on my TBR list for too long. Pretty sure my library has the ebook. Need to read it. 3w
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tpixie @Lady_Tigana_20 yes, I finally decided to give it a try!! The ebook is helpful for all the visual clues/ codes!! 3w
jewright I read this one last fall while I was recovering from my broken leg. I liked the literary allusions, but the story kind of dragged for me. 3w
tpixie @jewright it‘s definitely a kids book 📚 but I‘m palate cleansing 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @tpixie @bookworm83. Did you see that he released a new book in this series today? 3w
Bookworm83 @Graciouswarriorprincess No, I didn‘t. Thanks for the heads up! 3w
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thebookishtype15
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This was an adorable book and one children's book I'm so happy I read. It was so fun and filled with positive messages about friendship and libraries. This will he a classic.

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IamIamIam
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SO MUCH FUN!!!! Who wouldn't love an adventure game inside a state of the art super fun library??? I loved everything about this game involving 12 twelve year olds having to work together and use the library to solve puzzles! A joy for all ages!!

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IamIamIam
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I had Thinking, Fast and Slow on audio but when I realized it was 20 hours long and I've been reading an awful lot of non fiction, I decided to return it and have some fun while putting my elves together and running errands! What I love most is that the smart kids are the heroes!

LibrarianRyan Love this book! 2mo
IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan Thanks for letting me know it was a series! 😍 I saw that the 4th one will be available through my library soon! 2mo
LibrarianRyan @IamIamIam ahhhh. Guess I need to get to book 3. Have you tried Book Scavenger yet. It‘s not as good but it‘s still fun. 2mo
IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan Book 3 was the first one I listened to and I loved it! I want to present it to our BOE for required summer reading for the incoming 4th graders who start long term research projects! I'm going to get the second one right after this. What a fun series! Plus, we've got this kicking around that Ted got for Christmas. Grabenstein is just magic! 2mo
LibrarianRyan @IamIamIam I have that book. Just haven‘t read it yet. But yes Gabenstein is a genius. 2mo
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Chelleo
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What a fun read! An adventure game that takes place in a very cool, soon to be opened, public library. Great for reluctant readers.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧 2019.03.01

Jerdencon My son and I loved this book! 3mo
LibrarianRyan The sequel is good as well. I have not read 3 yet. 3mo
Chelleo @LibrarianRyan Oh, thanks for the intel! 3mo
tpixie I really want to read this thanks for reminding me!! @bookworm83 loves him and I saw the author at #NatBookFest in 2018. He and the author of - were awesome! 3mo
Bookworm83 So glad you liked it!! 3mo
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Blaire
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I thought this was so much fun. I picked it up because my son is reading it in school. Twelve 12 years old compete in a game to escape from the new library in town. Filled with fun puzzles that the reader can solve along with the characters. Reminded me of the westing game. Great middle grade read. Also give me a book featuring books anytime. #booksaboutbooks #loveyourlibrary

MommyOfTwo I read that with my kids, need to remember to get the next one when we go to the library again. 4mo
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GatheringBooks
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#MusicalNewYear Day 21: Fats wrote about the #MysteriousWays of these middle-grade novels a year ago. For the tagged book, she noted: “A Willy Wonka for bibliophiles! How delightful! The book titles mentioned in the story got me all giddy!” For more titles and her full review, here‘s the link: https://wp.me/pDlzr-j9O

Cinfhen Sooooo cute!!! Fun 🧡💛🧡 4mo
vivastory Willy Wonka for Bibliophile! Sounds fantastic! 4mo
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MommyOfTwo
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That was a hard one to read out loud! 🤣

Jee_HookedOnBookz Wow... I just couldn't lolol 5mo
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BooksAtNight
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Fast paced, entertaining, and gives young readers a chance to stretch their mental muscles along with the characters. I especially enjoyed how none of the characters were evil for evil‘s sake - they each had their motivation which was well explained in the story.

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Birdman321
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It was the best book ever I think that it would be tied for 1st with harry potter. Read it now

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Victoriahoperose
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I really loved this one. It was super fun and magical. It‘s almost like Willy Wonka and Mr Penumbra got together and made a book. There were lots of parts that were funny and suspenseful and it just really was extremely enjoyable. Plus, every bibliophile‘s dream is to be able to sleep over at a library!

MrBook Nice review! 8mo
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Bookworm83
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Chris Grabenstein at the #nationalbookfestival2018 Having a blast with @tpixie 📚📚📚

tpixie He was great!! 9mo
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MommyOfTwo
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These are the plan plus my book club books. #TBRstack #AugustIsATrip #AugustTBR #ReadingResolutions

vkois88 I need to read Night Circus too!! I found an autographed copy at a secondhand shop and snatched it up 10mo
MommyOfTwo @vkois88 nice! 10mo
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Apparently there‘s a movie! My cousins kids liked the book when they were younger.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/escape-from-mr-lemoncellos-library

#tvadaptation

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RealLifeReading
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Mehso-so

A book for book lovers! I listened to the audiobook with my boys (5 and 7) and they enjoyed it. 7yo: I like that they had teams! 5yo: I don‘t like Charles and Andrew!
Personally I didn‘t like how the kids were “types” like the nerdy brother w the decidedly needy voice. I also wish the accents were voiced better. To me Lemoncello sounded more South Asian than Italian

LibrarianRyan Hummmm. I loved this book, but I wasn't listening to it. I think I would agree with your assements. 10mo
RealLifeReading @LibrarianRyan the narrator‘s ordinary voice is fine but I really didn‘t like certain characters. Maybe I might have enjoyed it more reading it myself. 10mo
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Owlizabeth
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Getting some #LGPOG catching up done before nannying- it‘s so cute!

Peddler410 I‘m so glad you‘re liking it! 10mo
IamIamIam This looks spectacular!! 10mo
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RealLifeReading
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Starting a new audiobook with the kids. I had also let them listen to a sample of the Mysterious Benedict Society but after a minute or so they declared that they didn‘t like that narrator (and honestly it was a bit hard to hear him). So this one got the thumbs up.

MelissaSue81 Ooh! Audiobooks with the kids is a great idea. Though all three of us are so rarely in the car together these days. I keep trying to force mr lemoncellos library on my daughter And she keeps turning her nose up. I thought this book was so fun! 11mo
RealLifeReading @MelissaSue81 my kids are 5 and 7 so audiobooks work great for us with longer books like Harry Potter. 11mo
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balletbookworm
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Almost a 🤘🏻🤘🏻. Some of the characters are flat/stock characters and the story gets predictable but I really enjoyed this puzzle-filled tale of a library lock-in turned live-action board game. This is a love-letter to books and reading and being a good player on a team, not just a winner.

I was super happy the smarmy, old-money bro character got his comeuppance, although I was hoping he‘d be the one to get stuck in the book-sorting machine.

ravenlee There are two more books! They're both pretty good, though the first is best. 11mo
ravenlee Oh, and there's a bonus puzzle (which would likely be impossible with an audiobook, now that I think about it) in the chapter openings. 11mo
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Jencarter
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Otis thinks this book looks interesting and he‘s not wrong! What a light, fun read for the long weekend.

ladym30 Pretty kitty!! 12mo
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JoScho
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I haven‘t read this one but it has great reviews on Goodreads and sounds fun-a Willy Wonka library vibe. Has anyone read this one?
#readingresolutions #booksaboutbooks

C.Perone Never heard of it, but boy does it look like fun! 14mo
JaclynW My daughter has read it and loved it. She wants me to read it. So it must be really great! 😊 14mo
jenmoody23 This looks really good. I‘m glad you shared this one. I think my son would really enjoy it. 14mo
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erzascarletbookgasm My son has read and loved it 😊 14mo
JoScho @C.Perone right? Quick fun kid read. I think they also made a movie on Nickelodeon. 14mo
JoScho @erzascarletbookgasm @JaclynW thanks so much 💕 (edited) 14mo
JoScho @jenmoody23 oh good! 😀 14mo
jfalkens I'm 28 and I loved it!! It was so much fun! 14mo
readinginthedark I read it and really enjoyed it! It‘s not perfect (you might see some negative reviews about it not being realistic), but I thought it was really fun and light-hearted! 14mo
JoScho @readinginthedark @jfalkens awesome! I am adding it to my TBR 😊 14mo
ameliask8 I read it a while ago and remember really enjoying it. I think I was probably only like 11 years old, so I don't know how entertaining it would be for adults, but I highly recommend for kids at least. 14mo
Bourriquet76 The kids and I really like the series! They are currently 15 and 12 and just both read the third one (me too). 14mo
JoScho @Bourriquet76 oh I didn‘t know it is a series! Thanks 😊 14mo
smilingshelves I love this book!! 14mo
JoScho @smilingshelves yay!! Thanks 😊 14mo
sprainedbrain This was a fun book! 14mo
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anzimmer
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1) Ronald Reagan
2) World Mosquito Day?!? (August)
3) Thursday
4) 2010
5) Gimme 3 Steps
6) 13 Hours in Benghazi
7) 13
8) 1
9) 2
10) 45

Kaye ✅I wondered what someone from August would use for a holiday. 😁 (edited) 1y
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marywag08
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My daughter panned a book, so the preview for the #NovelParents Parent/Child Book Club‘s new book is a little late! She decided on “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello‘s Library!” Check out the book note schedule and what book she panned at https://novelparents.com/2018/02/17/preview-escape-from-mr-lemoncellos-library/ #childbookclub #parentchildbookclub #kidsbookclub

jfalkens I loved Lemoncello 😀 1y
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MuddyPuddle
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I listened to the book. I should've read it. It just didn't do it for me listening to it. I will read it in book form… but not now. Down the road.

#MiddleGrades

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Peddler410
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I‘m surprised I haven‘t posted about this book yet! I was introduced to Me. Lemoncello four years ago when my daughter was in kindergarten — it was the #OneSchoolOneBook in 2014-15. We liked the story but we will need I do a reread now that my daughter has more background on some of the books mentioned.

jfalkens The two sequels are fantastic too! I hope he writes more Lemoncello books! 1y
Peddler410 @jfalkens They are! I was able to read an ARC of the third book and now I have a finished copy as well. I would love to read more about Mr. Lemoncello but I also don‘t want too much that it loses it‘s charm. 1y
Peddler410 A new book coming, similar to these, that I read as an ARC is coming in February— (edited) 1y
Cupofjo Such a cute book! And it brought a little home town back to me! 1y
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AngieAvers
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This book was okay. The story was engaging but mostly just fun. It helped me realize I prefer Young Adult Fiction to Juvenile Fiction. I think ages 8-12 would be the best target audience.

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Cupofjo
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Ringing in the new year with some nice reading time #dogsoflitsy

DebinHawaii 🐶❤️ 1y
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Cupofjo
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I officially ungrounded myself ... let the reading begin again! #litsygoespostalog

Peddler410 Yay! I hope you love it as much as I did! 😊 1y
Cupofjo @Peddler410 I‘ve just started, but I like it so far!! 1y
sprainedbrain Such a fun one! 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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Here are my #17in2017 favorite books and series.

SilversReviews Love your collage. 1y
LibrarianRyan @SilversReviews thank you. I use the site/app Canva. 1y
SilversReviews Thanks. You did a great job. Going to check out the app. 1y
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SilversReviews @LibrarianRyan Thanks. You did a great job. Going to check out the app. Are the creations free to use. 1y
LibrarianRyan @SilversReviews yes and no. This I just used a grid and downloaded the book covers. Others if u use Their artwork you pay, or have a watermark. But not all. 1y
SilversReviews @LibrarianRyan I just tried one. Thanks. It's taking forever to upload, though. 1y
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iread2much
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Saw this while shopping for my Wish Upon A Star gift drive gifts and had to add it to my selections for my Star. I never could afford my own books as a child, so I went a little over board buying books for the Star I am buying gifts for this holiday. 😅I hope he likes them and I hope my 2nd Star likes the manga/anime. I am happy to buy books of any kind for children.

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It is one of the best books I ever read. By the way this guy is funny and cool. More funny.

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brennahawleycraig
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Vacation read #3. Trying to get through some library books that are about to run out. This is totally charming and great for middle grade reading. I don‘t know all the book trivia in it myself! Also, Hawaii is pretty great.

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Smangela
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Read this book they said, you‘ll love it they said...

Yeaaaaa they were 100% right. I do not want to ever stop reading this book. I want to take a magic wand to the pages and dive into this story. 😍😍😍😍

Lmstraubie Can I come?? 1y
Smangela @Lmstraubie OF COURSE!! :) :) 1y
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Daisey
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“As a result, they have no idea how extraordinarily useful, helpful, funful—a word I recently invented—a library can be. This is their chance to discover that a library is more than a collection of dusty old books. It is a place to learn, explore, and grow!”

#QuotsyNov17 #library

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Daisey
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I'm setting up some new book crates in my classroom to encourage students that might be interested in audiobooks and/or going to the Children's Literature Festival next spring. The goal is to do a better job of promoting and making certain books available instead of just having them all on the shelves. 📚

#TeachersofLitsy

[DELETED] 3803335244 Love this! 2y
Daisey @ForeverNerdy Thanks! I‘ve never used baskets or crates or anything, just set a few out on a shelf to make them more visible. However, my row of books was getting mixed up and out of control! 😆 2y
Lmstraubie Well done! 2y
Daisey @Lmstraubie Thanks! 😊 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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These books are so #whimsical. #uncannyoctober

Smangela Eek! I‘ve got like 5-6 of his books requested at my library; I am so excited! 2y
LibrarianRyan @Smangela they made the first book into a movie. I think for Thansgiving. 2y
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GondorGirl
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Audio book and s'mores on the porch. 💖

britt_brooke Yum! Great photo. 👏🏻 2y
Chelsibeau Yum! 2y
Lmstraubie Nice 😎 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Jealous 😊😊 2y
TricksyTails Ooh yummy! 2y
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Sarah83
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Even if work sucks, I really have a nice view. 😍

LeahBergen Yes, you do! 😍 2y
Sarah83 @LeahBergen it's my dad's desk and my mum's library. 🤗 2y
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elainemckinley
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“This is their chance to discover that a library is more than a collection of dusty old books. It is a place to learn, explore, and grow!”

Reading this to my students as we are working through our mystery unit, it is amazing! Book lovers of all ages would enjoy!

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Foragingfantasy
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Last half of the day in the library. ❤️ #subbing

LA_Mead Nice! It's always great when you get a library section, isn't it? #subbing at its best. I was in a cosmo class today... 2y
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jfalkens
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I couldnt pick just one so here's my read shelves #terrificthursday #spookyoctober @Jess7

Mdargusch Your shelves are so neat!😃 2y
jfalkens @Mdargusch thank you 😊 they probably won't be soon, I ran out of room and the closet shelving isn't done yet so I'll have to fit more read books somewhere 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Two beautiful additions to your library! 😍😎 2y
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jfalkens @CoverToCoverGirl I have two more bookshelves with my TBR and TBR incomplete series and plans for built-in shelving in the closet for more books 😊😊 2y
bookaholic1 Love the book cases 2y
jfalkens @bookaholic1 thank you 😊 the left one my parents got me for my birthday as a teen and the right one my mother-in-law got me for Christmas last year. 2y
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jfalkens
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September reads 😀

Read 8
DNF 7 😔
Book Jar Picks 6

Cathythoughts Nice list 👍 2y
jfalkens @Cathythoughts thank you 😊 2y
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Bought this one to read with my 9 yr old son. It looks like a fun read...hoping he will enjoy it! #middlegradebooks

rubyslippersreads Great photo! 2y
dragondrool I just saw there's going to be a movie adaptation of this on Nickelodeon on October 9th. 2y
nature.books.and.coffee @dragondrool Wow really?!! That sounds so good! Guess i better snap to it then 😂😂😂 2y
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jfalkens
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Pickpick

Very good 5/5 stars

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jfalkens
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Book jar pick 😊📖

Reecaspieces I enjoyed this one. 2y
Daisey Such a fun book! 2y
smilingshelves I love this book!! 2y
jfalkens @Reecaspieces @Daisey @smilingshelves I'm loving it so far 😊📖😊 2y
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This book is adorable! A middle-grade/children's book, so a quick read. I've seen it described as a mix of Willy Wonka and Night at the Museum, both of which are referenced in the book, and I think that's appropriate. Whimsical and fun, with an awesome library I would love to visit. I'm definitely going to read this with my first grader in a couple of years.

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MariettaSG Thanks for the recommendation, going to share it with some small people in my world. 2y
LibrarianRyan There are 2 more!!!!!! Is out now. 2y
LibrarianRyan Comes out this or next month. 2y
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LibrarianRyan Plus you should try 2y
LibrarianRyan Okay. I'll shit up now. 2y
sprainedbrain @LibrarianRyan Thank you! I always appreciate your recs! 😂 2y
Daisey I loved this one! 2y
Peddler410 @LibrarianRyan I'm guessing you meant "shut up" ? And I can say book three is fantastic! They all are but I got to read the ARC for Great Library Race and I can't wait to get it -- I think -- in October 2y
Peddler410 @sprainedbrain I'm so glad you enjoyed it! 2y
LibrarianRyan @Peddler410 sorry. If I had noticed I would have changed it. Yes. Oct. I'm waiting. Almost patiently. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm What @LibrarianRyan said. Mr. Lemoncello's great! I'm searching for the other book. 2y
JaclynW This is one of my daughter's favorites! 💚 2y
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