The Island of Dr. Libris

By Chris Grabenstein

​Random House, Mar. 2015, $16.99

Age Range:8+

ISBN-13:9780385388450

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, 


From the New York Times Bestselling Author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library


From Booklist


*Review* Readers will appreciate Billy’s cleverness in solving his ever-growing problems, as these literary characters make plenty of trouble outside the confines of their intended stories. Effortlessly readable and a whole lot of fun. - Booklist Reviews  


Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

By Chris Grabenstein

Random House, Jan. 2016, $16.99

Age Range: 8 - 12 
ISBN-13: 978-0375870897

Genre: Juvenile fiction, fantasy, adventure, libraries, contests, books and reading, censorship, eccentricities and encentrics


Sequel to New York Times bestseller...


From Booklist

*Starred Review* Here’s an instantly engaging and wildly creative mystery that is sure to have readers looking at their humble local library in a new light. Mr. Lemoncello is an eccentric game designer who has just funded a very special new library in his hometown. In honor of the grand opening, Lemoncello has selected a dozen 12-year-olds to participate in an overnight lock-in event at the library. But when the kids wake up, they discover a new and unexpected game is afoot: whoever can find a way out of Mr. Lemoncello’s library will win the grand prize. Avid readers will get a kick out of the references to classic and current children’s literature as the kids solve clues to escape and win the game. Main character Kyle Keeley works hard to beat his nemesis, the conniving bully Charles Chilington, who constantly reminds everyone that he is always successful. As Lemoncello says, knowledge not shared remains unknown, and the group learns that working together just might be the key to solving the mystery. An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman riddle master himself, Willy Wonka. Grades 4-7. --Sarah Bean Thompson






Sequel to New York Times bestseller...


From Booklist

*Starred Review* Here’s an instantly engaging and wildly creative mystery that is sure to have readers looking at their humble local library in a new light. Mr. Lemoncello is an eccentric game designer who has just funded a very special new library in his hometown. In honor of the grand opening, Lemoncello has selected a dozen 12-year-olds to participate in an overnight lock-in event at the library. But when the kids wake up, they discover a new and unexpected game is afoot: whoever can find a way out of Mr. Lemoncello’s library will win the grand prize. Avid readers will get a kick out of the references to classic and current children’s literature as the kids solve clues to escape and win the game. Main character Kyle Keeley works hard to beat his nemesis, the conniving bully Charles Chilington, who constantly reminds everyone that he is always successful. As Lemoncello says, knowledge not shared remains unknown, and the group learns that working together just might be the key to solving the mystery. An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman riddle master himself, Willy Wonka. Grades 4-7. --Sarah Bean Thompson​

Revenge Of The Evil Librarian

By Michelle Knudsen

​Candlewick Press, Feb. 2017, $16.99

Age Range: 14+

ISBN-13: 978-0763688288

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy, Libraries, Adventure, Mystery, comedy, horror


Sequel to Evil Librarian


*ReviewTake one part humor, add an equal part horror, and spice with teenage drama (musical and romantical) for a (slightly grim) laugh...Campy, from the setting to the humor to the horror, and all the better for it.
—Kirkus Reviews






​Book Scavenger

By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Henry Holt, Jun. 2015. $16.99
Age Range: 9-14

ISBN-13: 987-1627791151

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Mystery, Librarians, Adventure


*Review*Gr 4–6—Twelve-year-old Emily doesn't have enough time to get attached to places. She and her family move yearly, pursuing a Kerouac-inspired, footloose family adventure. Through their travels, Emily anchors herself through an online community called Book Scavenger, a geocaching-style game where participants hide books in public places and reveal the locations through encoded clues. Book Scavenger is the brainchild of Garrison Griswold, the "Willy Wonka of publishing," a San Francisco-based publisher with a penchant for elaborate spectacles and games. When Emily's family moves to San Francisco, she's excited to encounter the elusive Griswold and to participate in his newest game. Unfortunately, he is attacked on his way to a press conference, and even Emily's beloved Book Scavenger may be in jeopardy. The key to it all just might be in a mysterious book that Emily and her new neighbor James found at the BART station, but time is running short, and sinister (if bumbling) forces pursue them. Sprinkled with ciphers, San Francisco landmarks, and literary allusions, Book Scavenger is a fun, light, implausible adventure. The action drags occasionally, and the characterizations are sparse and sometimes overly cute, but the book's goofy, feckless charm is undeniable. VERDICT This will appeal to fans of Blue Balliett's art-world mysteries.—Katya Schapiro, Brooklyn Public Library




Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
By Chris Grabenstein
Random House, Jun. 2013, $16.99
Age Range: 8 - 12 
ISBN-13: 978-0307931474
Genre: Juvenile fiction, fantasy, adventure, libraries, contests, books and reading, censorship, eccentricities and encentrics

James Patterson

Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians, book five, The Dark Talent
By Brandon Sanderson
StarScape, Sep. 2016, $9.24

Age Range: 9-13

ISBN-13: 978-0765381408​
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy, Libraries, Adventure

Sequel to Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens


*Starred Review* Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one.―Publishers Weekly




 
JAMES PATTERSON AND SCHOLASTIC
PARTNER TO HELP SAVE SCHOOL LIBRARIES!

 
March 9, 2015, New York, NY— As part of an ongoing effort to keep books and reading a number one priority in the United States, James Patterson has announced that he will donate $1.25 million to school libraries this year. In the first-ever partnership of its kind, Patterson is joining forces with Scholastic Reading Club to administer funding applications to their network of 62,000 schools and 800,000 teachers. Scholastic will match each dollar with “Bonus Points,” which teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms, at every school that receives an award. Applications to nominate a school library for a donation can be found here: http://www.scholastic.com/pattersonpartnership/
 
James Patterson is donating this money because he believes that fewer children are growing up in a household full of books – and that the effects of this absence could have a profound impact on a child’s future, and on the future of our country. Every child in America should have access to books and a functioning school library, and he believes that improvements in school libraries will foster children’s love of reading and boost their academic achievement overall.
 
“James Patterson is such a champion of books and reading for all children. We are thrilled to work with him to support school libraries, which are essential for thriving school communities,” said Judy Newman, President of Scholastic Reading Club, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company. “James’ incredible generosity is moving and inspiring. With our tremendous ties to teachers and school librarians across the country, Scholastic is the perfect partner to help James impact children’s and educators’ lives in a lasting and meaningful way.”
 
James Patterson said, “Scholastic’s conviction that learning to read is the gateway to success in school and life is something I couldn’t feel more passionate about, and I’m honored to work alongside them on this donation. Together, I hope we’re able to increase awareness about the vital role that school libraries and librarians play in transforming lives and fostering a love for learning.”
 
The program will launch with $1.25 million in grants that will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year. Anyone can nominate a school library; donations will range from $1,000 to $10,000 per school. James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club will accept nominations of all types: for repairs to a computer system, for example, or for a school project focused on books and reading. Patterson hopes teachers and students will share their experiences in their communities using #pattersonpledge.  All funds are being personally donated by James Patterson.
 
James Patterson
James Patterson’s activism in children’s literacy and philanthropy has made him a leading voice in the conversation about book culture in the United States. He has sold 300 million books worldwide and has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer ever, according to Guinness World Records. He also has more #1 New York Times–bestselling books for children than any other living author. He is the international bestselling author of the highly praised Middle School, I Funny, Maximum Ride, and Witch & Wizard, and of the Alex Cross series. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family. www.jamespatterson.com
 
Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children's media. Scholastic creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home.  The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at: www.scholastic.com.

 

I grew up in my library, rode my bike everyday as soon as the training wheels were off (which I removed myself at age 5). All the books in this collection features libraries or librarians, because I LOVE all things library! Love your library! Librarians are Ninja! -K.C. 

ALL THINGS LIBRARY

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The Book That Made Me
By Judith Ridge
Candlewick Press, Mar. 2017, $17.99

Age Range:14+

ISBN-13: 978-0763695491

Genre: Short Stories, True Stories, Original Stories, Book Lovers, Reading, Children's Authors Telling Stories


​*Review* Pencil drawings by Shaun Tan as well as photographs of the authors when they were young are visually engaging...this will likely be a favorite for those wanting a glimpse into the secret world of writers as well as a handy resource for book reports. Candid and inspirational.
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