Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #3) by Chris Grabenstein

Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #3)

#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 bana...

Details Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #3)

TitleMr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #3)
Release DateOct 10th, 2017
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Mystery, Adventure, Fiction

Reviews Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #3)

  • Julie Kirchner
    I enjoyed this third installment of Mr. Lemoncello. I felt it was a bit more predictable than the first two and I didn't think the "bad guys" would give away as much info as they did, thus the four star vs. five star review. I loved the important message of being careful to research facts thoroughly. In our current climate of "fake news" and "alternative facts" I feel this message is absolutely necessary especially with students who need to under...
  • Kristen
    This breaks my heart, and is going to be an unpopular opinion on Goodreads, but I just didn't like this one as much as the first two in the series--and NOT because it's nonfiction based. As a librarian, I loved that nonfiction took center stage in the story and that QUALITY research (checking sources, not jumping to conclusions, verifying information, etc) was emphasized.My problem was the race itself--none of the stages lasted that long or seeme...
  • Leah G.
    The theme of this book is 'truth' because Kyle and his friends have to find the truth, and make sure everybody else knows it, too.
  • Joan
    Game-maker Luigi L. Lemoncello is testing his “Fabulous Fact-Finding Frenzy” game in which the players research to find information about famous Americans, Following clues, the players peruse library books, race around on foot, ride bicycles, travel in bookmobiles, and fly in Mr. Lemoncello’s own corporate banana jet. Kyle Keeley, naturally, wants to win. But when he uncovers some disreputable “facts” about Mr. Lemoncello, it looks as i...
  • Jana
    3.5*Another really fun and enjoyable installment in this series! The only reason I didn't give it four stars is that I think it's pretty forgettable, but I definitely had a good time reading it!
  • Ms. Yingling
    Copy provided by the publisherThis book was a perfect storm of things I have trouble remembering: puzzles, literary references, a fantasy feel (although not technically fantasy), and lots and lots of character names, some of which belong to real people, so I felt a need to look them all up, which made it harder to remember the plot.This is a tremendously popular series with my students, and there is already a waiting list for this title. But it's...
  • Mr. Steve
    These Mr. Lemoncello's Library books are great. Adventure plus fact finding is a winning combination. Definitely some parts to this particular story require a certain willing suspension of disbelief, but that is an adult thing. Kids won't care - they will just enjoy the humor and adventure.
  • Miriam
    3.5 ⭐ It was overall a very entertaining read. However, I guessed the majority of the reveals, twists, and turns in the mystery. I did enjoy myself while reading, though, and that why it gets the rating that it does. As a final critique, it was difficult to suspend disbelief. 3.5 ⭐️ It was overall a very entertaining read. However, I guessed the majority of the reveals, twists, and turns in the mystery. I did enjoy myself while reading, ...
  • Kate Olson
    One of my favorite series as a librarian, but definitely a niche series for kids. With introduction and urging from teachers, though, they gobble these up! Book 3 is another solid addition to the series, and I actually liked it better than book 2. Book 1, however, remains my favorite in the series.
  • Debbie
    Chris Grabenstein is still going strong with third book.Advanced Reader Copy
  • Jodi
    This book is like a fictional TED Talk for kids. Chris Grabenstein is on point as he address the topics of failure, digital literacy, research skills and fake news. It's actually right in line with some of the training I'm providing to our library staff at the moment. I have recommended the Mr. Lemoncello series for library professionals before and I will do it again with this one. I'll also get the Mr. Lemoncello boardgame if one is ever invente...
  • Josh Newhouse
    Chris has done it again with the third book in this wonderfliffic series! A strong plot with a twist halfway through that is nicely foreshadowed for adults but will still catch many unawares... I did expect to see Charles play a larger role... the book picked up after the twist as well... it's a solid 4.5 stars compared to the first two books, but 5 stars by other standards... the bar is so high on this series! Loved the sprinkling of book titles...
  • Maria
    Fun book! Great puzzles for kids to solve. Also fun to read the many references to other books.
  • Sarah
    This is another great library story, and I love the focus on research and accuracy of facts.
  • Aeicha
    The great and kooky Mr. Lemoncello is back with a brand new game- the Fabulous Fact-Finding Frenzy...and this game has Kyle, his friends, other young competitors on the search for great facts about some great historical figures. This time though, the game takes Kyle and the other contestants outside of the awesome Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and across town and even across the country! The kids use bookmobiles, old-timey bicycles, and even a banan...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Grabenstein, Chris Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race, 288 pages. Random House, OCT 2017. $17. Content: G. Mr. Lemoncello has more tricks up his sleeve.. He wants to send out ambassadors to introduce his latest 3D technology to children all over the US. In order to choose the ambassadors he has devised a contest, of course. When the teams are on their way to the final challenge they stumble upon something that gives them pause. Did Mr. Lemonce...
  • Jessica Samuel
    This is a FANTASTIC story that stresses the important of research as well as reliable sources. I can't wait to share bits and pieces of it in research lessons and have students read it. As usually Mr. Lemoncello doesn't disappoint!!
  • Rachel Meyer
    In the third book of the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series, Kyle and his friends have a new mystery to solve. This time, it's about research.I thought this was a great addition to the series. It was fun to have new characters in the novel. And I loved the Nonfictionator. The plot was engaging and kept me reading it all the way through almost without break. Kyle went backwards a bit at the beginning, but he learned through the book that the shortest...
  • Dramapuppy
    I loved the first two Lemoncello books. Books about games are favorite things to read, and books about games about books? Sign me up.The problem is that this book isn't really about a game.In what I can only assume is a misguided attempt to up the stakes, the author abandons the competition format halfway through in favor of (view spoiler)[a bizarre mystery about whether or not Lemoncello plagurized a forty year old board game no one patented in ...
  • Karsyn
    Meh. Seems like as these books go along they get more juvenile instead of the characters developing. Was bored to tears the first half of the book, finally got better when they went on their real research and enjoyed the last 45% or so of the book.
  • Amy
    These books are so much fun! I wish I had a library like Mr. Lemoncello's.
  • Ian Lew
    Haven't read yet. But can't believe that Kyle Keely is hear again with his library Olympic friends!
  • Ediƶ Canigur
    Chris Grabenstein’s “Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race” is an amazing addition to the realistic fiction series, “Mr. Lemoncello”. This third installment dives back into the world of Kyle Keeley, a thirteen year old boy who loves all types of games, and especially Mr Lemoncello games. This time, Lemoncello has made an all-new Fabulous Fact-Finding Frenzy game, with them travelling around the country on various vehicles (one of which ...
  • Ashlyn
    #10 “Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race,” by Chris Grabenstein, is a particularly puzzling phenomenal novel. This book is the third in the trilogy, and I really liked it. It is about Kyle Keeley and his friends racing around America to find cool things about famous people. The fastest pair will become the winners and get some amazing prizes. While they are searching, some mysterious accusations come up, and Mr. Lemoncello is accused of ste...
  • Jennifer
    Before I get started with my actual review, a note. Although Kyle is the main character, let's be real, the two kids that start the race and leave part way through because they find a book sale, are the true heroes. They are me in book form.In this third installment of the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series, the kids are given a chance to compete in another one of Mr. Lemoncello's crazy competitions. Those fighting against our heroes are of course C...
  • Jessica
    "But sometimes knowing how to find the answers and what questions to ask are more important than the answers themselves."The 3rd installment of Mr. Grabenstein's Mr. Lemoncello series is just as superdifferousness as his first two. In this book Kyle Keeley and friends have to do research to uncover the truth. I love the way Mr. Grabenstein weaves his puzzle filled stories. Library board members (kids from previous books) are playing the Great Lib...
  • Barbara
    No doubt it would be hard to argue that anyone is doing a better job of making libraries and research seem cool than author Chris Grabenstein with his Lemoncello series. The bibliophiles among us already knew that and can smugly remind ourselves that we loved both of them before they were on anyone else's radar. In this installment, the young gamers are back, and their favorite game maker, the inimitable Mr. Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again, comi...
  • Becky B
    Mr. Lemoncello has come up with another contest, this time just for his board of trustees. The winners will get to go on a worldwide book promotion tour and be the first ones to receive Mr. Lemoncello's newest game. Kyle is gungho for Mr. Lemoncello's latest competition, as usual. But when Mr. Lemoncello's good name and his board game kingdom comes under attack, Kyle realizes there are sometimes things more important than winning and he rallies t...
  • Mary Ann
    Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race Mr. Lemoncello is gearing up to release a new game in time for the holidays and his biggest competitor is bombing with their newest re-release of the game that was wildly popular. He calls for a meeting and gives everyone the passwords to get into his safe and home.  Later, while the kids, on the board, are participating in a competition, Mr. Lemoncello's competitors start a plan to destroy him. They put out ...
  • Ms. Garr
    Grade 3 and up; excellent third book in the Mr. Lemoncello series. I am so impressed and grateful that author Chris Grabenstein can consistently make libraries, reading, and in this case the research process thrilling and fun for young readers. In this entry, teams of kids compete in an elimination-style race around the country to research several historical holograms Mr. Lemoncello is debuting at his library. While a theme of the previous Lemonc...