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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

Mr. Lemoncello Series, Book 2
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The New York Times bestselling, puzzle-packed sequel to the award-winning Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson!


Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympics! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello is at it again!

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?! Now it's not just a game—can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Packed with puzzles, clues, and thrilling surprises, this is a deliciously fun, action-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Let the games begin!
The New York Times bestselling, puzzle-packed sequel to the award-winning Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson!


Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympics! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello is at it again!

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?! Now it's not just a game—can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Packed with puzzles, clues, and thrilling surprises, this is a deliciously fun, action-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Let the games begin!
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  • ATOS:
    5.2
  • Lexile:
    780
  • Interest Level:
    MG
  • Text Difficulty:
    4

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  • From the book 1

    Just about every kid in America wished they could be Kyle Keeley.


    Especially when he zoomed across their TV screens as a flaming squirrel in a holiday commercial for Squirrel Squad Six, the hysterically crazy new Lemoncello video game.


    Kyle's friends Akimi Hughes and Sierra Russell were also in that commercial. They thumbed controllers and tried to blast Kyle out of the sky. He dodged every rubber band, coconut custard pie, mud clod, and wadded-up sock ball they flung his way.


    It was awesome.


    In the commercial for Mr. Lemoncello's See Ya, Wouldn't Want to Be Ya board game, Kyle starred as the yellow pawn. His head became the bubble tip at the top of the playing piece. Kyle's buddy Miguel Fernandez was the green pawn. Kyle and Miguel slid around the life-size game like hockey pucks. When Miguel landed on the same square as Kyle, that meant Kyle's pawn had to be bumped back to the starting line.


    "See ya!" shouted Miguel. "Wouldn't want to be ya!"


    Kyle was yanked up off the ground by a hidden cable and hurled backward, soaring above the board.


    It was also awesome.


    But Kyle's absolute favorite starring role was in the commercial for Mr. Lemoncello's You Seriously Can't Say That game, where the object was to get your teammates to guess the word on your card without using any of the forbidden words listed on the same card.


    Akimi, Sierra, Miguel, and the perpetually perky Haley Daley sat on a circular couch and played the guessers. Kyle stood in front of them as the clue giver.

    "Salsa," said Kyle.
    "Nachos!" said Akimi.
    A buzzer sounded. Akimi's guess was wrong.
    Kyle tried again. "Horseradish sauce!"
    "Something nobody ever eats," said Haley.
    Another buzzer.


    Kyle goofed up and said one of the forbidden words: "Ketchup!"


    SPLAT! Fifty gallons of syrupy, goopy tomato sauce slimed him from above. It oozed down his face and drib- bled off his ears.


    Everybody laughed. So Kyle, who loved being the class clown almost as much as he loved playing (and winning) Mr. Lemoncello's wacky games, went ahead and read the whole list of banned words as quickly as he could.


    "Mustard-mayonnaise-pickle-relish."


    SQUOOSH! He was drenched by buckets of yellow glop, white sludge, and chunky green gunk. The slop slid along his sleeves, trickled into his pants, and puddled on the floor.


    His four friends busted a gut laughing at Kyle, who was soaked in more "condiments" (the word on his card) than a mile-long hot dog.


    "Was it fun?" boomed an off-camera announcer.

    "Fun?" answered Haley. "Hello? It's a Lemoncello!"

    That's how all the commercials ended, with Haley saying the slogan "Hello? It's a Lemoncello!" She became a TV superstar. People all across America wished they could be Haley Daley, too. Except, of course, for the kids who were extremely jealous of her and wondered why she, Kyle Keeley, Akimi Hughes, Sierra Russell, and Miguel Fernandez had been chosen to star in Mr. Lemoncello's holiday commercials.


    When they found out that becoming famous TV stars was the prize the five kids had won in a game played at Mr. Lemoncello's incredible new library in Alexandriaville, Ohio—a game they hadn't been invited to play—they started demanding a rematch.



    2

    Charles Chiltington sat in his family's home theater watching his classmate Kyle Keeley rocket across a seventy-inch plasma-screen TV.


    It was the worst Christmas...
About the Author-
  • Chris Grabenstein is the author of the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and The Island of Dr. Libris, as well as Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel, coming in October 2016. He is also the coauthor of several bestselling series with James Patterson, including I Funny, Treasure Hunters, and House of Robots. Chris enjoys reading books—even when they're banned. Chris lives in New York City with his wife, JJ, two cats, and a dog named Fred. Visit him online at chrisgrabenstein.com, and follow him on Facebook or on Twitter at @cgrabenstein.
Reviews-
  • DOGO Books elephant5 - This is a great book, a sequal to Mr. Lemoncello's Library. If you liked that book, you certainly will like this one. I personally didn't have a favorite. Both were amazing. But I'm not going to spoil it, so all I will say is that this book is kind of like a mystery. The library olympics are coming up, and all the kids are excited, but there someone stealing all the books.
  • Kirkus

    October 1, 2015
    Can the hometown champions defeat teams from around the country in a new contest at Mr. Lemoncello's fantastic library? Responding to millions of requests, the visionary library-builder organizes a new competition, a "duodecimalthon" of 12 library-related games. The action in this engaging sequel begins slowly with a stage-setting introduction of the characters and the incredible library in Alexandria, Ohio, for readers who didn't devour Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (2013). But once the contestants have gathered and the Olympics-styled games begin, puns, puzzles, and book references come thick and fast. Suspense builds: Mr. Lemoncello's dream is in danger, and Kyle Keeley and his eighth-grade teammates have formidable rivals. This celebration of libraries, librarians, books, and the right to read doesn't quite have the exuberance of the first, perhaps because it is so carefully constructed to make the author's point. But it has characters with encyclopedic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System and popular children's books, and it has Mr. Lemoncello's lavish costumes, inventive games, and beyond state-of-the-art technology. The plot twists and turns before the appropriately satisfying end. Grabenstein obligingly provides a long list of good books to read (mentioned in the text) and challenges readers to find the sources of the quotations from banned books embedded in the narrative. Dewey like this? Of course, and so will upper-elementary and middle school readers and gamers alike. (Fiction. 9-14)

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  • School Library Journal

    December 1, 2015

    Gr 4-6-After receiving a million requests from fellow book lovers, billionaire game maker Luigi Lemoncello launches a Library Olympics open to kids all over the country to challenge the reigning literature-loving champions of Alexandria, OH. The sequel to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Random, 2013) pits teams of four middle schoolers from seven different geographical regions against the reigning hometown favorites, led by Kyle Keeley. The games feature a duodecimalthon of 12 challenging library-related games, from solving Dewey-related rebus puzzles to identifying banned books, all taking place in the ultra-modern, technologically advanced Lemoncello Library. The grand prize is an all-expenses paid college scholarship, plus bragging rights. Before long, however, mysterious events threaten to jeopardize the Olympics and the library itself-books are disappearing from the shelves, and some groups or individuals may be to blame, as not everyone is a fan of the sparkling new library. Kyle and his teammates must band together with the rival teams to outwit those intent on bringing Lemoncello and the library down. Dewey Decimal aficionados, bibliophiles, and gamers will all find something to savor while trying to decipher the clues in this fast-paced sequel. At the end of the book, Grabenstein challenges kids to find quotes from banned books within the novel and to read the extensive list of titles mentioned throughout the story. VERDICT This is a successful blend of mystery, adventure, and suspense, with a sizable cast of characters, in a wholly satisfying sequel that easily stands alone.-Michele Shaw, Quail Run Elementary School, San Ramon, CA

    Copyright 2015 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • JAMES PATTERSON Praise for Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

    "Discover the coolest library in the world."
  • Booklist "This action-packed sequel is sure to delight. Another winning love letter to libraries and librarians that is sure to leave readers looking at their own library in a new light."
  • Kirkus Reviews "Dewey like this? Of course, and so will upper-elementary and middle school readers and gamers alike."
  • School Library Journal "A successful blend of mystery, adventure, and suspense, with a sizable cast of characters, in a wholly satisfying sequel that easily stands alone."
  • The Washington Post "This sequel is just as much of an adventure as the first entry. Likable (as well as a few non-likable) characters, along with lots of action and quirky humor will lead kids to do just what libraries encourage them to do: keep reading."
  • Booklist, Starred Praise for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

    "An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka."
  • Kirkus Reviews, Starred "A winner for readers and game-players alike."
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