Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race – Chris Grabenstein

    Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race – Chris Grabenstein, Random House, (9780553536065), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Mystery/Adventure

What did you like about the book?  Mr. Lemoncello, toy maker extraordinaire and founder of the coolest high-tech library in the world, is back in a third adventure.  This time the kids on his board of directors must find out who is trying to sabotage Mr. Lemoncello’s reputation.  In teams of two, the kids are off on a race to decipher puzzles to learn interesting facts about six historical figures, including Luigi Lemoncello himself.  This is part of the plan to introduce the library’s new “nonfictionator” in which holograms of famous personages interact with the public.  But the Krinkle Brothers, much less popular toymakers, have been visiting Mr. Lemoncello’s library and are up to no good.  Filled with puzzles, books, action, adventure and mystery this new addition to the series is sure to be popular.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book? Fans of the previous Mr. Lemoncello titles will welcome this brand new adventure.  

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and middle school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes, especially if you liked the other books in the series.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  12/22/17             


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