Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics
Kyle is enjoying the fame of escaping Mr. Lemoncello’s library. However, kids across the country want a re-match, one that pits their best library skills against those of Kyle Keeley and his hometown team. Mr. Lemoncello sets up a Library Olympics and invites librarians across the country to find their best and brightest bibliophiles to compete. Though there is some tough competition, Marjory from the Midwest is by far the smartest and most likely to surpass them. Then Charles Chiltington steps into the mix, not to compete, but to throw suspicion onto Mr. Lemoncello for the handling of the library. Between the twelve games of the Library Olympics and Chiltington’s attempt to wrench the library from Mr. Lemoncello’s control, Kyle isn’t sure there will be a library to return to at the end, especially since books are disappearing off the shelves!
Grabenstein has created a bibliophile’s dream library, filled it with titles and technology to envy, and developed games that will challenge most library fanatics. Readers will find themselves playing along, and might even find a new title or two amongst the dozens of books mentioned. The puns are fun and the games are zany, but, “Hello! It’s a Lemoncello!”
Random House Books for Young Readers