BK’s Book-Marks – Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

I recently read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein.  Here are the answers to Mom’s four questions.

What is the book about?

There is a new library opening and a contest is announced that 12 kids will be selected to explore the library before it opens on an overnight retreat. The way to be selected is to write an essay about what they are looking forward to seeing at the library. The kids are chosen, they go to the library, play games and then they go to sleep. When they wake up and try to leave, they find the door locked. Can they escape? Read Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s library to find out!

What is your favorite part?

My favorite part was when Mr. Lemoncello said he did not know how to escape. He said the head librarian designed the game as his birthday present.

Anything in the book that parents should know about?

There are a lot of bad words like stupid and some of the kids lie. That is what you should know.

Why do you think other kids should read this book?

The riddles in it keep people’s attention. There are different challenges and puzzles that the kids have to solve and they talk about other books that kids read like Harry Potter.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Book-Marks

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My Day to Read at School

I have something to share with you.

The first day of school is almost here and the emails will start coming from the room parents.  My Favorite day of school is when I am signed up to read to my daughter’s class.  I try to choose books that allows me to interact with the class and ask questions to the other kids.  Add these two to your list for when the sign up sheet gets sent out to your class!


Kid App: SkyView Free

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Have you ever been outside with your child on a perfectly clear night and they ask you to show them the Big Dipper and other constellations?  I have and hate to admit that I had to defer to my 20 something cousins on a recent trip to Mexico.  Not only did they show my daughter the Big Dipper, but they showed her Mars and Saturn.  And then they pulled out their phones and opened SkyView.


Wow.  Spending on where you point your phone, it shows you everything.  All the planets, the constellations AND even the international space station.  And you can even use it during the day to see where the moon and the other planets are during that time.  Now I can show my daughter the planets and the constellations without going back to school!


The “I’m Bored” Jar

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The two words I hate hearing from my child –  I’m Bored.

Even though we have an entire toy room filled with books, art supplies, LEGOS and Shopkins, for some reason she is still bored. How does that happen? I’m not really sure but then a friend shared an idea with me(Thanks Marisa!)

She has a Bored Cup.  When the kids(she has three) say I’m bored, they grab a stick and it gives them something to do.  Some of the sticks have something fun(build a LEGO house) and others are more chore-type activities like things to do around the house(sweep the kitchen).

This is a great activity you can do with your kids when you create the jar.  You can let them pick the fun stuff and you can add in your wishlist!

I already bought my jar – now it’s time to decorate my sticks!!