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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
New York Times Bestseller

The much-anticipated, puzzle-packed sequel to the award-winning New York Times bestseller Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library!

Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! 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. Will it be fun? Like the commercials say: "HELLO? It's a Lemoncello!"

But something suspicious is going on . . . books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello's library. Is someone trying to CENSOR what the kids are reading?! In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Now it's not just a game—can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? 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 again!

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Chris has always loved playing board games. Here he is, home from college on winter break, playing RISK with his four brothers and two future sisters-in-law!

Chris playing Risk with his family

Random House Children's

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Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, January 2016, ISBN-13: 978-0553510409

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"Dewey like this? Of course, and so will upper-elementary and middle school readers and gamers alike."

"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."
   —School Library Journal

"This action packed sequel is sure to delight fans of the first book. Another winning love letter to libraries and librarians that is sure to leave readers looking at their own library in a new light."

"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."
   —The Washington Post

"Author Chris Grabenstein has written an ode to libraries, literature, and puzzles that will encourage any child to look again at her local or school library and wonder what treasures are hidden inside and what the librarian at the counter is really like. This is written with grade school and middle school children in mind, but adults, especially librarians, will revel in this beautiful book. If readers enjoy Roald Dahl, they will enjoy Mr. Grabenstein."
   —New York Journal of Books

"If you read Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, chances are you are super excited to see what Chris Grabenstein has in store in book 2. I'm guessing you are also a little worried about a sequel coming out to a book that you loved. It is probably pretty tough to write a sequel that stays true to the characters and holds the magic found in book one. Never fear! Chris Grabenstein knocks this one out of the park...Readers are going to love this book. If I had a gold medal, I'd give it to Chris."
   —Colby Sharp


Did you solve the final puzzle?

Twenty things you just read,
Twenty things Mr. Lemoncello said,
Were once not allowed to be read
Because of what other people said.

If so, send an email with your list of the twenty things—and what they all have in common—to author@ChrisGrabenstein.com and find out if you are a true champion of intellectual freedom!