#1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein is back with the third fantastically fun, puzzle-packed MR. LEMONCELLO adventure!
On your marks. Get set. Lemon, cello, GO!
Everyone’s favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! If Kyle can make it through the first round, he and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race—by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello’s corporate banana jet!—to find fascinating facts about famous Americans. The first to bring their facts back to the library will win spectacular prizes! But when a few surprising “facts” surface about Mr. Lemoncello, it might be GO TO JAIL and LOSE A TURN all at once! Could Kyle’s hero be a fraud? It’s winner take all, so Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before the GAME is OVER for Mr. Lemoncello and his entire fantastic empire!
Filled with brand-new puzzles and games (including a hidden bonus puzzle!), this fast-paced read will have gamers and readers alike racing to the finish line because, like Mr. Lemoncello’s commercials say, IS IT FUN? . . . HELLO! IT’S A LEMONCELLO!
Includes a note read by the author, Chris Grabenstein.

* “An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, Starred, on Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
“Just as much of an adventure as the first.” —The Washington Post, on Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics
Praise for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
* “An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, Starred
* “A winner for readers and game-players alike.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library has been nominated to 41 lists across 37 states and is the winner of 21 state awards (and counting)!
Winner of:
Arizona, Grand Canyon Reader Award
Delaware, Blue Hen Book Award
Florida, Sunshine State Young Readers Award
Indiana, Young Hoosier Book Award, Intermediate
Kansas, William Allen White Children’s Book Award
Maine, Student Book Award
Maryland, Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
Minnesota, Maud Hart Lovelace Award
Mississippi, Magnolia Award
Missouri, Mark Twain Readers Award
Nebraska, The Golden Sower Award
New Hampshire, Great Stone Face Book Award
New Jersey, Garden State Book Award
North Dakota, Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award
Ohio, Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award
Oregon, Reader’s Choice Award
Pacific Northwest Library Association, Young Reader’s Choice Award
Rhode Island, Rhode Island Children’s Book Award
Tennessee, Volunteer State Book Award
Vermont, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award
Virginia, Virginia Reader’s Choice Award