Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket

Book 5

New York Times Bestselling Series

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Middle Grade (8-12)
Random House, 2020

ISBN: 9780525647775


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket

Book 5

New York Times Bestselling Series


Far away from his magical library, everyone’s favorite game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is building something new. Something SECRET. And he’s about to let the world see it. He’ll reveal that hidden deep within the Lemoncello-tastic new building is a single ticket. A titanium ticket.

Eight lucky boys and girls are about to win the chance to go inside the building on a spectacular scavenger hunt that will take them through bigger-than-life live-action games! Towering, skyscraper-size Jenga; dizzying real-life Chutes and Ladders; death-defying games of Rush Hour; plus ball pit moats and more! Each game will get the players closer to the titanium ticket. But the real secret? Mr. Lemoncello is thinking about his legacy, and whichever player finds the ticket will be the first to win a spot in an elite group of kids who will compete in the next books to win Mr. Lemoncello’s ENTIRE EMPIRE!


“Discover the coolest library in the world.”
—James Patterson


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The Whole Book is a Giant Word Search Puzzle!

Chris hid the names of real games, past and present, into the text of Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket. He thought he sprinkled in over six dozen. He was wrong. There were more. WAY more. In the book’s first year, August 2020-August 2021, he held a contest. The reader who found the most game names would have their name appear as a character in a new Chris Grabenstein book. Hundreds of readers entered. Rachel Christensen found more than anybody (even Chris): 550 different games!!! Look for Rachel Christensen as a character in an upcoming book.

The prize has been awarded but you can still play the word search game for fun. How many games can you find in the book?

And, if you want to check your work, here is Rachel Christensen’s list.

Meet the winner: Rachel Christensen

“My love of books began at the tender age of three when I started to learn to read. Some say books are just an extension of my face. When I’m not lost in a book, I’m often lost in my imagination. My daydreaming takes me on fantastical adventures in magical lands, even becoming a fictional character myself, so winning this contest is a dream come true. I’m joyful, and my faith is of the utmost importance. My home is on a mountainside in North Idaho where I enjoy the beautiful forests and lakes. I like writing stories, drawing, cooking, and playing both board and video games. I also love hanging out with my family and my kitties, Aslan and Jazzy.”