Chris Grabenstein

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CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is a #1 New York Times bestselling. His books include the LEMONCELLO LIBRARY series, the WONDERLAND series, and many fun and funny page-turners co-authored with James Patterson. You can visit Chris at ChrisGrabenstein.com.

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Chris Grabenstein Hi. The next book in the Mr. Lemoncello series will be called MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY OLYMPICS!
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It doesn't matter if Chris Grabenstein is writing adult or juvenile mysteries; his books are a hit. Now, he's launching a new juvenile series designed for readers in grades three to seven, ages eight to twelve. Forget those ages, though. If Read more of this blog post »
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So far, there is only one Lemoncello movie and it is now on Amazon Prime and Netflix...it was produced by Nickelodeon so you can watch it there, too.
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It would make a lot more sense to read them in order! Definitely at least read the first one first to get the introduction to all of the characters and understanding of the atmosphere, but you'll get a whole lot more out of the whole series if you re See Carissa’s answer.
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Jen is finished with Beach Party Surf Monkey: I just finished my fifth book for #MiddleGradeMay! I really enjoyed this story. I'll give it four stars. :-)
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“A library doesn’t need windows, Andrew. We have books, which are windows into worlds we never even dreamed possible.”
Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

“We all make mistakes. That's why my pencil has an eraser.”
Chris Grabenstein, Tilt-a-Whirl
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“I figure when you come to a crossroads, you have a choice: right turn, left turn, straight ahead. Or you can just pull over to the side of the road and call it quits. But if you've got a good stretch of road up ahead and someone fun to travel it with, why stay stuck in the galdern ditch?”
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“I figure when you come to a crossroads, you have a choice: right turn, left turn, straight ahead. Or you can just pull over to the side of the road and call it quits. But if you've got a good stretch of road up ahead and someone fun to travel it with, why stay stuck in the galdern ditch?”
Chris Grabenstein

“We all make mistakes. That's why my pencil has an eraser.”
Chris Grabenstein, Tilt-a-Whirl
tags: humor

“Books need to have their spines cracked, their covers opened, and their pages ruffled for them to come alive.”
Chris Grabenstein, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

“Because, my dear friends, these twelve children have lived their entire lives without a public library. As a result, they have no idea how extraordinarily useful, helpful, and funful - a word I recently invented - a library can be. This is their chance to discover that a library is more than a collection of dusty old books. It is a place to learn, explore, and grow!" -Mr. Lemoncello”
Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

“An open book is an open mind" -Charles Chiltington”
Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library




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message 9: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Chris. Lovely to catch up with you here. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?


message 7: by Terry

Terry Odell You've got quite the buzz at DorothyL - thanks for adding this new author to your list of friends.


message 6: by Chris

Chris Hi! Thank you so much for being a fantastic fan! The big news here is my YA book, THE CROSSROADS, was just nominated for an Agatha Award. Thanks again for reading and writing!


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Chris! I'm feelig pretty honored to be added to your friend list! Just couldn't resist being a fan.
Smiles,
Jeannie


message 4: by Chris

Chris Andrea M. Kulman wrote: "Hi & thank you for being a friend. Have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! P.S. Trojan Man was the best advertisement ever!!! Even my kids know "Trojan Man", hehehe..."

Hi! How funny that you remember TM! Secretly, when we were recording, we named his horse Magnum...after a special brand of condom Trojan had just introduced!


message 3: by Chris

Chris Hi! How funny that you remember TM! Secretly, when we were recording, we named his horse Magnum...after a special brand of condom Trojan had just introduced!


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend. Have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! P.S. Trojan Man was the best advertisement ever!!! Even my kids know "Trojan Man", hehehe...


Dorlana Hi Chris,
Thanks for adding me to your friends. Have a great day,
Dorlana



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