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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Contributor(s): Grabenstein, Chris
ISBN: 0553510401     ISBN-13: 9780553510409
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: January 2016
Annotation: Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever Library Olympics...but someone is trying to censor what the kids are reading.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Libraries; Fiction.
Contests; Fiction.
Books and reading; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Books & Libraries
- Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries & Detective Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2015024473
Lexile Measure: 780
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.00" (0.88 lbs) 278 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 178968
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 7.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q68731
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 11.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): 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, and follow him on Facebook or on Twitter at @cgrabenstein.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Fall)
In this satisfying sequel to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, teams of middle-school contestants from around the country come to the library to participate in a contest to unseat the hometown heroes--only to encounter intrigue in the form of missing books. Puzzles, codes, games, and fantastic costumes add fun to this celebration of reading and the freedom to read. An author's note about banned books and a book list are appended.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 December)

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

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