Friday, May 20, 2016

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein

Cover image for Mr. Lemoncello's Library OlympicsKyle Keeley and his friends from Alexandriaville are back and this time they are up against the biggest library nerds in the whole nation. Mr Lemoncello has created a nationwide Library Olympics, with new puzzles and challenges. Can the hometown team beat the 32 best middle school age library lovers from all over the country, including the amazingly smart and nasty Marjory Muldauer? There is more at stake here than the go-to-college-free card Mr. Lemoncello has promised to the winning team and Kyle must figure out who is trying to depose Mr. Lemoncello and ruin the Alexandriaville library before it is too late.

Those who liked the first book in the series, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library will like this one as well.  There are more puzzles to solve and more fun references to lots of great works of children's literature.  The "Freedom of Information" message is a little heavy handed, especially at the end, but it is still a fun story to read, and like the first, it makes me want to do a Library Olympic program of my own. (278 p.)

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