Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

Book 2

New York Times Bestselling Series

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Middle Grade (8-12)
Random House, 2016

ISBN‏: ‎ 9780553510423


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

Book 2

New York Times Bestselling Series


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!


“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.”
—New York Journal of Books

“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.”


Download the School & Library Brochure with activities


Play Library Olympics with Chris!

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics Game!

Everything you need is available in PDF format, just email Chris!

• Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics Game Kit
• Olympics banner
• Olympics event sign
• Lemoncello Library Cards

Have fun! Let the games begin! Again!

Teachers, Parents, & Librarians:

Play the “13th Game” of the Library Olympics!

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 and find out if you are a true champion of intellectual freedom!