Friday, May 9, 2014

Agatha Award Winner

A couple of days ago I posted about the nominees and winner of the Edgar Awards (mystery awards named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe). Well, another famous mystery writer has awards named after her which were just announced as well. The Agatha awards (named for the incomparable Agatha Christie) were announced at the Malice Domestic annual conference on May 3rd. The winner for best Children's/Young Adult novel went to...Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein!  We, here in Rhode Island, are very familiar with this book as it is a Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominee for 2015 and is also the Kids Reading Across Rhode Island book for this year!  Congrats to Chris Grabenstein!

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

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