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Chris Grabenstein

Author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

83+ Works 14,662 Members 468 Reviews 8 Favorited

About the Author

Chris Grabenstein was born in Buffalo, New York on September 2, 1955. He studied journalism and theater at the University of Tennessee and then moved to New York City. For five years, he performed and won awards with some of the city's top Improvisational Comedy troupes. He wrote for Jim Henson's show more Muppets. In 1986, he and Ronny Venable wrote a TV movie for CBS called The Christmas Gift. He also worked as an advertising executive for close to twenty years. He won the Anthony Award for best first mystery for his first adult mystery Tilt-a-Whirl. His other novels for adults include Mad Mouse, Whack-a-Mole, Hell Hole, Mind Scrambler and Rolling Thunder. He received another Anthony Award and four Agatha Awards for his work. His books for younger readers include Escape from Mr. Lemonchello's Library, The Island of Dr. Libris, the Treasure Hunters series, the Haunted Mystery series, the Riley Mack series, and the I Funny series written with James Patterson. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Chris Grabenstein

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (2013) 3,322 copies, 124 reviews
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics (2016) 956 copies, 19 reviews
House of Robots (2014) 727 copies, 8 reviews
The Island of Dr. Libris (2016) 566 copies, 24 reviews
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (2017) 543 copies, 4 reviews
Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile (2014) 515 copies, 8 reviews
Word of Mouse (2016) — Author — 399 copies, 5 reviews
Tilt-a-Whirl (2005) 397 copies, 39 reviews
Jacky Ha-Ha (1993) 355 copies, 4 reviews
Robots Go Wild! (2015) 345 copies, 2 reviews
The Crossroads: A Haunted Mystery (2008) 341 copies, 22 reviews
Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (2019) 276 copies, 4 reviews
Daniel X: Armageddon (2012) 250 copies, 7 reviews
Mad Mouse (2006) 217 copies, 21 reviews
Home Sweet Motel (2016) 208 copies, 4 reviews
Whack a Mole (2007) 188 copies, 14 reviews
Robot Revolution (1991) 174 copies, 1 review
Pottymouth and Stoopid (2017) 165 copies, 2 reviews
Katt vs. Dogg (2019) 158 copies, 3 reviews
Laugh Out Loud (2017) 157 copies, 1 review
Hell Hole (2008) 154 copies, 16 reviews
Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket (2020) 144 copies, 3 reviews
Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers (2012) 134 copies, 11 reviews
Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold (2018) 134 copies, 2 reviews
Rolling Thunder (2010) 128 copies, 13 reviews
Mind Scrambler (2009) 125 copies, 10 reviews
The Hanging Hill: A Haunted Mystery (2009) 123 copies, 5 reviews
The Smartest Kid in the Universe (2020) 117 copies, 2 reviews
Best Nerds Forever (2021) 112 copies, 1 review
Fun House (2012) 107 copies, 9 reviews
Treasure Hunters: All-American Adventure (2019) 106 copies, 1 review
Free Fall (2013) 102 copies, 7 reviews
Daniel X: Lights Out (2015) 99 copies, 2 reviews
Mr. Lemoncello's Very First Game (2022) 98 copies, 2 reviews
The Smoky Corridor: A Haunted Mystery (2010) 85 copies, 8 reviews
Beach Party Surf Monkey (2017) 83 copies, 1 review
Slay Ride (2006) 64 copies, 6 reviews
The Black Heart Crypt (2011) 63 copies, 3 reviews
Treasure Hunters: The Plunder Down Under (2020) 56 copies, 2 reviews
Dog Squad (2021) 52 copies, 3 reviews
Stuck (2021) 50 copies, 3 reviews
Hell for the Holidays (2007) 45 copies, 5 reviews
Sandapalooza Shake-Up (2018) 44 copies, 1 review
Scaredy Cat (2021) 38 copies, 1 review
Genius Camp (2021) 35 copies, 1 review
Mr Lemoncello's Funtastic Boxed Set (2013) 28 copies, 1 review
NO Is All I Know! (2023) — Author — 25 copies, 3 reviews
Beach Battle Blowout (2019) 22 copies
Treasure Hunters: The Ultimate Quest (2022) 17 copies, 1 review
Dog Squad 2: Cat Crew (2022) 16 copies, 1 review
Evil Genius (2023) 15 copies, 1 review
Riley Mack Stirs Up More Trouble (2013) 14 copies, 1 review
The Explorers' Gate (2014) 8 copies, 3 reviews
Curiosity Cat (2010) 2 copies, 1 review
Riley Mac 1 copy

Associated Works

I Funny: A Middle School Story (2012) — Author — 1,451 copies, 28 reviews
Treasure Hunters (2013) — Author — 1,013 copies, 15 reviews
Death's Excellent Vacation (2010) — Contributor — 834 copies, 40 reviews
I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story (I Funny) (1987) — Author — 773 copies, 5 reviews
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contributor — 100 copies, 2 reviews
Discount Noir (2010) — Contributor — 9 copies, 1 review
Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies (2018) — Introduction — 5 copies
Carols and Crimes, Gifts and Grifters (2007) — Contributor — 5 copies, 1 review

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When seventh-grader Jake McQuade mistakes the world's first ingestible knowledge pills for jelly beans, he suddenly knows all about physics and geometry, and can speak Swahili (though Spanish would be a lot more useful). But his sort-of girlfriend Grace thinks they can use his new found brilliance to save their middle school from the new principal, who is conspiring to get it shut down.
 
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ggslibrarian | 1 other review | Jun 6, 2024 |
Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez's life is anything but ordinary. His mom is a brilliant inventor who creates E, the world's first robot with emotions, to help Sammy navigate life with his younger sister Maddie, who has a severe immunodeficiency. However, E's over-the-top emotions and quirky personality bring a new set of challenges and adventures into the Hayes-Rodriguez household. As Sammy juggles school, friendships, and family responsibilities, he learns valuable lessons about acceptance, empathy, and the true meaning of friendship.In the classroom, "House of Robots" can be used to introduce students to STEM concepts, particularly robotics and artificial intelligence. Teachers can facilitate discussions about the ethical implications of creating robots with emotions and the potential impact of technology on society.… (more)
 
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TravisJ | 7 other reviews | Apr 24, 2024 |
Not as good as the original. Mr. Limoncello does *not* play fair in this one.
 
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