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|Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race|
Author: Grabenstein, Chris
Everyone’s favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new fabulous fact-finding frenzy game!
Kirkus Reviews (08/15/17)
School Library Journal (07/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 07/01/2017 POPGr 3–6—Eccentric billionaire game maker Luigi Lemoncello is back with all-new games and contraptions. In his ultramodern, high-tech library, Lemoncello unveils his newest creation, the Nonfictionator, which is capable of generating historical holograms, including Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt, who then converse with library patrons. Kyle Keeley, Akimi, and the other young contestants are back in this third installment facing their greatest challenge yet—the Great Library Race. Teams of contestants must travel by bookmobile and Mr. Lemoncello's private jet as they discover clues about historical figures such as Thomas Edison and the Wright brothers. When Kyle's team unearths evidence that suggests that the title character is a fraud who stole the ideas for his blockbuster games, it is up to the young sleuths to learn the truth before Lemoncello's empire and library are ruined. Lemoncello's nemesis game rivals, the Krinkle brothers, along with a slew of other nefarious characters, try to mastermind an evil takeover. Fans will embrace this new entry, which, like the previous books, features lightning-fast pacing and zany plotlines. Educators will be pleased by the emphasis on careful research and fact-checking. VERDICT Chock-full of literary references, this title will have readers racing to pick up the next volume in this popular series.—Michele Shaw, Quail Run Elementary School, San Ramon, CA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 08/01/2017 Legendary game maker and library supporter Mr. Lemoncello is back with a new game designed to make research fun: Fact-Finding Frenzy. If Kyle and his friends are first to unravel the clues and puzzles about famous historical figures, they’ll win fabulous prizes and the opportunity to travel around North America with Mr. Lemoncello’s new holographic exhibit. But while researching their way to a win, Kyle and his teammate discover some “facts” that could put Mr. Lemoncello’s reputation, his entire game empire, and the library at risk. As Kyle and his teammate search for information, they learn that not everything they read or hear can be trusted. Grabenstein weaves in themes of finding sources, discerning fact from fiction, and judging the credibility of the Internet in an engaging manner sure to entice readers to partake in their own research quest. With just enough mystery and twists to keep readers guessing, this third series offering is a valuable and useful tool for classrooms and libraries in teaching the importance of doing responsible research. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Not only will this book see heavy promotion, the publisher is launching a “Race Back to Book One” series campaign that will make keeping Mr. Lemoncello in the library a challenge. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.