"Chris Grabenstein just might be the smartest writer for kids in the universe." —James Patterson

The Smartest Kid in the Universe goes to genius camp in book two of this action-packed series from the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library!


Jake McQuade is the smartest kid in the universe—and he's back to defend his title! This time, he is heading off to a camp for geniuses sponsored by billionaire tech mogul (and brilliant inventor) Zane Zinkle.

But genius camp is not like regular camp. There are limo buses, robot polar bears, and high-tech cabins with high-tech toilets! But it isn’t all fun and brain games at camp, especially when Jake goes up against the artificially intelligent Virtuoso quantum computer—the smartest machine in the universe—which also happens to be Zinkle’s latest genius creation! It's boy versus bot in this epic showdown packed with s'mores, puzzles, action, adventure, and hilarious, jelly bean-fueled fun! Bonus puzzle included!
Here's what people are saying about The Smartest Kid in the Universe:

"Clever, fast-paced and incredibly funny—Chris Grabenstein has done it again." —Stuart Gibbs, New York Times bestselling author of Spy School

“It’s pure jelly-bean-enhanced entertainment and a perfect escape. . . . A rollicking good time.” —New York Times

“Grabenstein is the author of the best-selling Mr. Lemoncello series, and this new volume, packed with wacky hijinks, will appeal to his legions of fans.” —Booklist, starred review 

Grabenstein delivers once again...with a book that will appeal to even the most reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal, starred review

"Grabenstein returns with another fact-filled, puzzle-packed, multigenre romp. High-paced humor . . . Clever, concise, and compelling." —Kirkus Reviews

“This amusing adventure also works as a humorous love letter to public education and dedicated teachers.” Publisher’s Weekly