Chris Grabenstein: Fast-Paced Fun Reads

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Promotional Partners: Friends of the Dallas Public Library and Dallas Public Library

Chris Grabenstein delights readers with the much-anticipated puzzlepacked sequel to the New York Times–bestselling, award-winning Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library described as “part Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, part A Night in the Museum, and a whole lot of fun.” In Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, Kyle and his teammates are back, and 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. 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? Let the games begin!

Currently nominated for thirty-four different state book awards, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library has spent thirty-eight weeks on the New York Times Middle Grades bestseller list, and Nickelodeon has optioned the book to become a movie. Grabenstein is also the author of The Island of Dr. Libris and co-author with James Patterson of the #1 bestselling I Funny, Treasure Hunters, and House of Robots series. He’s a playwright and screenwriter, not to mention a former advertising executive and improvisational comedian. His dog, Fred, has even better credits—he starred on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Public $15, DMA Member $10, Students & Children $7