06 May 2016

Mr Lemoncello and Dr Libris

Chris Grabenstein, wrote three books that are a lot of fun to read. The first book that I read by him was "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library." The story follows a group of pre-teens who get invited to a "lock-in" at the library that just opened. Mr. Lemoncello is an eccentric millionaire who was upset that his favorite place (the library) had been closed and torn down. So he rebuilt the library with many improvements. At the end of the book, is a list of books that mentioned or were used as an inspiration to write the book. Very fun.

I noticed in the book that Chris Grabenstein had written, "The Island of Dr. Libris." Loved this story, too. A young man and his mother are on vacation at the cabin of Dr. X. Libris (have to read the story to get the joke on this one). There isn't a television or video games and the young man has to read books from Dr. Libris library. He finds a key to a section of books and as he reads, he hears noises from the island. He goes to investigate and finds that what he read has come to life on the island. But what does he need to do to save his family and friends. This book also has a list of books at the very end that were mentioned or used as an inspiration.

Then we (my children and I) found that Chris Grabenstein had written a follow up to "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library." We found "Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics." Fun and interesting. Learning to get along with others and helping each other. This book, also, has list of books at the back. I think they are something that would help inspire a child or children to read some serious classics.

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