Escape from Mr Lemoncello s Library

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141387673
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Join Kyle as he uses all his gamer skills to solve the puzzle that is Mr Lemoncello's extraordinary library. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this the action-packedNew York Times bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny and other bestselling series with James Patterson! Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games - board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most famous and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the town's brand-new super library that is as much a home for tech and trickery as it is for stories. Kyle is lucky enough to win a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for a puzzle-packed lock-in on the library's opening night, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret riddle to find the hidden escape route . . . !

Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644574212
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Willy Wonka stand ganz allein in dem großen offenen Fabriktor. Seine Augen waren ungewöhnlich lebhaft. Plötzlich machte er ein paar komische kleine Tanzschritte, breitete die Arme aus und rief: «Willkommen, meine kleinen Freunde! Willkommen in der Schokoladenfabrik!» Der geheimnisvolle Willy Wonka öffnet zum ersten Mal die Tore seiner Schokoladenfabrik. Charlie kann es kaum fassen, dass er als eines der fünf glücklichen Kinder, die eine Goldene Eintrittskarte gewonnen haben, dort hineindarf. Denn Willy Wonka macht nicht nur die köstlichste Schokolade – er ist der beste Süßigkeitenerfinder aller Zeiten! Aber Charlie hätte nie gedacht, welche verrückten Abenteuer ihn in Wonkas Schokoladenfabrik wirklich erwarten würden ...

Mr Lemoncello s Library Olympics

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141387703
Release Date: 2018-01-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The second in the puzzle-tastic New York Times bestselling Mr Lemoncello series by Chris Grabenstein, award-winning author and co-author of many bestsellers with James Patterson! This time Mr Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first-ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS. But something suspicious is going on . . . books are missing from Mr Lemoncello's library. Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading?! In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, Kyle and the other children will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery. Packed with puzzles, clues, and thrilling surprises, this is the deliciously fun, action-packed sequel to Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library. Let the games begin!

Mr Lemoncello s Great Library Race

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553536089
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

#1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein is back with the third fantastically fun, puzzle-packed MR. LEMONCELLO adventure! On your marks. Get set. Lemon, cello, GO! Everyone’s favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! If Kyle can make it through the first round, he and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race—by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello’s corporate banana jet!—to find fascinating facts about famous Americans. The first to bring their facts back to the library will win spectacular prizes! But when a few surprising “facts” surface about Mr. Lemoncello, it might be GO TO JAIL and LOSE A TURN all at once! Could Kyle’s hero be a fraud? It’s winner take all, so Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before the GAME is OVER for Mr. Lemoncello and his entire fantastic empire! Filled with brand-new puzzles and games (including a hidden bonus puzzle!), this fast-paced read will have gamers and readers alike racing to the finish line because, like Mr. Lemoncello’s commercials say, IS IT FUN? . . . HELLO! IT’S A LEMONCELLO! * “An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, Starred, on Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library “Just as much of an adventure as the first.” —The Washington Post, on Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

Theo Boone und der unsichtbare Zeuge

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641109530
Release Date: 2013-03-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Verbrecher, aufgepasst: Hier kommt Theo Boone. Theo Boone, Anwaltssohn mit ausgeprägtem Sinn für Recht und Gerechtigkeit, löst die schwierigsten Fälle – und er ist erst dreizehn! Als in seinem Heimatstädtchen Strattenburg, Louisiana, ein aufsehenerregendes Verbrechen geschieht, ist Theo wie elektrisiert – nun endlich kann er aus nächster Nähe einen großen Prozess verfolgen. Es scheint das perfekte Verbrechen zu sein, und schnell zeichnet sich ab, dass der Angeklagte seiner gerechten Strafe entkommen wird. Doch niemand hat mit Theo gerechnet: Er allein weiß, dass es einen Augenzeugen gibt – und er hat eine so geniale wie gefährliche Idee ...

Schimmer

Author: Ingrid Law
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646922653
Release Date: 2009-11-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Unsere Familie ist genau wie alle anderen. Wir werden geboren, und irgendwann später sterben wir. Und in der Zwischenzeit sind wir glücklich und traurig, wir empfinden Liebe und Angst, wir essen und schlafen und wir haben Schmerzen wie alle anderen." Mibs' Opa versetzt Berge. Ihre Oma sammelt Lieder in Einmachgläsern. Ihr Bruder Fish verursacht Stürme. Und jetzt ist Mibs dran: In ein paar Tagen wird sie dreizehn Jahre alt, dann bekommt auch sie ihren Schimmer. Und das kann alles sein. Doch dann wird dieser wichtigste aller Geburtstage ganz anders als erhofft: Ihr Vater hat einen schrecklichen Unfall und Mibs muss zu ihm. Zusammen mit ihren Brüdern und den Kindern des Predigers schleicht sich Mibs in den rosa Bibel-Bus: Eine Reise beginnt, die sie alle verändern wird. Und Mibs entdeckt nicht nur ihren Schimmer. Sie entdeckt, dass sie genau wie alle anderen ist: etwas ganz Besonderes.

The Black Heart Crypt

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375899874
Release Date: 2011-08-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out. Halloween is nearing, the one day of the year when the ghostly plane is close enough to the human plane to allow mischief and mayhem. But the ghosts who have their eye on Zack aren't thinking mischief, they are thinking murder. In this fourth volume of Chris Grabenstein's popular Haunted Mysteries series, Zack must once again do battle with malevolent spirits. And with his usual pluck, and the assistance of three dotty aunts, he must save his town from a 200-year-old threat. Once again Chris Grabenstein proves his mastery of the frightening and funny tale. Young readers, especially reluctant ones, have found an inspiration to read in Grabenstein's quirky characters and deadly situations. From the Hardcover edition.

Plot Perfect

Author: Paula Munier
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599638188
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Genre: Reference

Build an Exceptional Plot, One Scene at a Time! Think of your favorite story--the one that kept you turning pages late into the night, the one with a plot so compelling, so multilayered, so perfect that you couldn't put it down. How can you make your own plots--in your novels, short stories, memoirs, or screenplays--just as irresistible? Plot Perfect provides the answer. This one-of-a-kind plotting primer reveals the secrets of creating a story structure that works--no matter what your genre. It gives you the strategies you need to build a scene-by-scene blueprint that will help elevate your fiction and earn the attention of agents and editors. Inside, literary agent, editor, and author Paula Munier shows you how to: Devise powerful plots and subplots and weave them together seamlessly Organize your scenes for the greatest impact Develop captivating protagonists, worthy antagonists, and engaging secondary characters Use dialogue, setting, tone, and voice to enhance your plot Layer, refine, and polish your storyline Define your story in terms of its theme Filled with writing exercises, plotting templates, and expert advice, Plot Perfect helps you dive into the intricacies of plot--and write a compelling story that readers won't be able to resist.

The Island of Dr Libris

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385388474
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

New from the author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of the I Funny series with James Patterson! Celebrate the power of imagination with this action-packed New York Times bestseller that shows that sometimes the real story starts after you close the book! What if your favorite characters came to life? Billy’s spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there’s Dr. Libris’s private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It’s almost as if the stories he’s reading are coming to life! But that’s impossible . . . isn’t it? “A wonderful tale. . . . This book is like no other I’ve read. It’s a complete original.” —James Patterson "Kids will enjoy the cartoonish mayhem, especially given Grabenstein's breezy narrative voice and jaunty wit....as in 'Lemoncello', there is a winning generosity and sweetness to the story's telling."--The New York Times "Chris Grabenstein gleefully plunders great works of literature for his cast of secondary characters . . . a madcap mash-up that 8-to-12 year olds will want to devour in big gulps."—The Wall Street Journal "Effortlessly readable and a whole lot of fun." — Booklist Reviews From the Hardcover edition.

The Hanging Hill

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375853847
Release Date: 2009-08-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Perfect for Halloween! From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out. How serious is stage fright? At the Hanging Hill Playhouse, it can kill you. After narrowly escaping a malevolent spirit in The Crossroads, Zack and Judy are hoping to relax during the rehearsals for a show based on Judy’s bestselling children’s books. Little do they know that the director is planning to raise a horde of evil specters from the dead, and to accomplish this, he needs a human sacrifice . . . and Zack fits the bill perfectly. This second book featuring the intrepid Zack and his stepmother, Judy, is full of the same humorous and spine-tingling storytelling that has made Chris Grabenstein a fast favorite with young and old alike. From the Hardcover edition.

The Crossroads

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375849688
Release Date: 2008-05-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out. ZACK, HIS DAD, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father’s hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since. During a huge storm, lightning hits the tree, releasing the spirit, who decides his evil spree isn’t over . . . and Zack is directly in his sights. Award-winning thriller author Chris Grabenstein fills his first book for younger readers with the same humorous and spine-tingling storytelling that has made him a fast favorite with adults. From the Hardcover edition.

Jackson Opus Im Bann des magischen Auges

Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 9783641150679
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Achtung, diese Reihe verursacht hypnotisches Lesefieber! Jackson Opus kann sich nicht beschweren: Es läuft super für ihn! Nicht nur die Lehrer sind plötzlich völlig begeistert von Jackson, sondern auch das hübscheste Mädchen der Schule. In der Schulkantine kriegt er extragroße Portionen, und auf dem Basketballfeld zeigt er sich seit Neustem als wahrer Magier ... Als Jax erfährt, was hinter dieser grandiosen Glücksträhne steckt, bleibt ihm erst mal die Luft weg: Er kann hypnotisieren! Ein geheimes Institut, angeblich im Dienste der Regierung, nimmt ihn auf, und er lernt, seine Kräfte gezielt einzusetzen. Doch prompt gerät er in eine finstere Verschwörung und hat alle Hände voll zu tun, seine Freunde, seine Familie, ja, die gesamte Welt zu retten!