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Intermediate Students

Chris Grabenstein In-Person Visit
March 2024

Chris Barton

Chris Grabenstein is a New York Times bestselling author. His books for children include Escape

From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, which was in the top 10 of the middle-grades bestseller list for 111 weeks. The book has been nominated for 44 different children’s choice state book awards and has won 22. It was also turned into a movie on Nickelodeon. He also wrote the best sellers Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race and The Island of Dr. Libris, as well as the award-winning Welcome to Wonderland, Haunted Mystery and Riley Mack series. He is the co-author of several fun and funny page-turners with James Patterson such as I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Jacky Ha-Ha and Word of Mouse. He also wrote the play Curiosity Cat. A former improvisational comedian (he was in the same New York City troupe as Bruce Willis), he performed onstage with the late Robin Williams. In the 1980s, he wrote scripts for Jim Henson and The Muppets. Grabenstein lives in New York City with his wife, J.J.  To learn more about Chris, visit Chris Grabenstein

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting our visit with Chris Grabenstein: The New Albany Foundation, the IS PTO, and NAWN.

We have digital books!

Our library collections continue to expand with physical books and digital books.  Students can borrow digital books using our site hosted by OverDrive.  The Sora app can be downloaded to any device to access the digital collection.  Students can borrow two ebooks for a 14 day loan period.  They can also place holds and put in requests for additional titles to be added.  To begin borrowing, students will need to enter his or her username and password.  This may require some assistance for our younger patrons.

username:  last name.#  (ex: smith.3)
password: first initial, powerschool ID #, last name initial  (ex: j654321p)

If you need additional help on the site, visit