Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein 291 pages
Are you a fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Did you love The Westing Game and do you love trivia? Then you really need to check this book out! 12 kids, all 12 years old are selected to spend the night in the brand new, super high-tech library of the century. I absolutely loved all the little nods to literature that are peppered throughout the story. You can tell that Grabenstein loves book and adores libraries. Kyle and his friends are given an opportunity to win a fantastic prize package if they can be the first to escape from the library. There are clues that need to be worked out, treachery by other competitors and a certain amount of danger and intrigue. The unsolved riddle for you, no matter how old you are, is how will you get your hands on this hot title? This is a Mark Twain nominee this year, 2016-2016, and it is a very deserving candidate.