Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #4)
Mr. Lemoncello is going LIVE ACROSS THE NATION in his brand new televised BREAKOUT game! Discover what James Patterson calls "the coolest library in the world" in the fourth puzzle-packed adventure in Chris Grabenstein's New York Times bestselling MR. LEMONCELLO series! Greetings boys and girls, gamers of all ages--are you ready to play Mr. Lemoncello's BIGGEST, most dazzling game yet?! After months of anticipation, Mr. Lemoncello is taking his games out of the library and LIVE across the nation on the world famous Kidzapalooza Television Network! Everyone's invited to audtion, but only a lucky few will be chosen to compete in front of millions of viewers in a brand new, completely immersive, live action breakout game where kids will be the playing pieces! Kyle Keeley is determined to be one of them. Each of the winning teams will have to make it through 5 seperate rooms in Mr. Lemoncello's fantastic new Fictionasium to find the answer to a puzzle that will unlock that room's lock and allow them to break out! But nothing is ever as it seems with Mr. Lemoncello and the surprises in store just might stump even the gamemaster himself. Can Kyle break out of his own expectations-and win Mr. Lemoncello's ultimate gameshow?

Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #4) Details

TitleMr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #4)
Author
ReleaseMay 7th, 2019
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780525646440
Rating
GenreChildrens, Humor, Fiction, Middle Grade

Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #4) Review

  • Carissa
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! I'm a Mr. Lemoncello addict. I ordered the Kindle, print, and audio version a while ago so I'd have all options to read it on the first day!I loved book #4. Other than the first, it is my favorite I think, although it's hard to choose! I think re-reading them all again is on my list now! I enjoy puzzles, crazy jokes, word-play, made up words, and riddles in real life which is one reason I enjoy these books so much. I'm also a librarian and avid reader of all genres so I thoroughly enjoy the Wow! I'm a Mr. Lemoncello addict. I ordered the Kindle, print, and audio version a while ago so I'd have all options to read it on the first day!I loved book #4. Other than the first, it is my favorite I think, although it's hard to choose! I think re-reading them all again is on my list now! I enjoy puzzles, crazy jokes, word-play, made up words, and riddles in real life which is one reason I enjoy these books so much. I'm also a librarian and avid reader of all genres so I thoroughly enjoy the quotes from other books and how they are used as clues. The brilliance of how Grabenstein includes other books and authors into each book as the kids solve clues to escape the library never ceases to blow my mind. He is so creative and pulls everything together so well. The great thing about this, I believe, is it helps children learn more about other books that they may gain an interest in reading. From Captain Underpants, to Wonder, to Percy Jackson, to To Kill a Mockingbird, he uses quotes and authors from mixed genres and reading levels. Include the added conflicts and competition, it makes an exciting adventure, as well as educational opportunities for all ages! He is so well-read in a range of books and brings that all in so perfectly. This was a unique book out of the four in a way though. Some may not enjoy it as much because the adventure in the library itself is a bit more basic than previous versions, and the competition doesn't feel quite as strong. The style and elements, adventurism and wonkiness are similar, but the ending provided one of the most powerful lessons our society needs to learn. I truly hope kids will take it to heart and apply it to their lives on an ongoing basis. In what is mostly a fun-filled, creative, wacky book, I actually got teary eyed at the end with how he used one of the best quotes from To Kill A Mockingbird, one of my all-time favorites, to help kids think. With bullying being so prevalent in our society, this was so important. It is something that hit home for me personally as something I always try to remember and remind others of, knowing I've been on the "underdog" side my entire life. The All-Star Break Out Game brings back many of the same characters as previous books, but includes a unique twist with new characters as well. This event is shorter in that the kids only have 2 hours to escape this time. It's based on fiction instead of non-fiction, and the different styles of fiction are included throughout. This includes historical, comic books, sports, and horror. But, within each of those, Grabenstein includes elements from other fiction books such as characters from fantasy books, history books, and funny books. It gives readers a chance to appreciate all kinds of ideas from books and authors from current times to classics. But, in the end it has a great lesson too which is so powerful and could change society if seriously taken to heart and applied to daily life. I also have a feeling this book leaves an opening for #5. I suppose Grabenstein is going to keep that under cover for a while, but I'll be on the lookout!
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  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    Luigi Lemoncello returns to Alexandriaville, Ohio to launch a new contest, one in which the players compete in an interactive, three-dimensional game, courtesy of his newest invention, the Fictionasium. It is through the spectacular Fictionasium that the players become characters inside the fictional tale. Utilizing this technology, Mr. Lemoncello has developed a game in which teams will compete, utilizing the Fictionasium, in five fiction genres in order to find the clues to solve riddles, unlo Luigi Lemoncello returns to Alexandriaville, Ohio to launch a new contest, one in which the players compete in an interactive, three-dimensional game, courtesy of his newest invention, the Fictionasium. It is through the spectacular Fictionasium that the players become characters inside the fictional tale. Utilizing this technology, Mr. Lemoncello has developed a game in which teams will compete, utilizing the Fictionasium, in five fiction genres in order to find the clues to solve riddles, unlock locks, and become the first to break out of the library . . . all in front of a live television audience.Of course, seventh grader Kyle Keeley wants to play . . . and win . . . the game. Akimi, Sierra, Miguel, and Andrew join Kyle’s team but they’re facing some stiff competition, especially from fellow classmate Charles Chiltington who is still trying to make his father proud by winning . . . even if he must cheat to earn his dad’s approval. But will detention stop Kyle before the game ever begins? Or will his team find a way to pass the audition and play the game? And what about Charles? Will he find a way to turn the game to his own advantage? With all the expected characters in place, this fourth installment in the Lemoncello Library series is certain to delight fans of the series. The game, as always, has many facets, but this time there’s also an important, unexpected learning moment for Kyle [and the readers] that just might change the outcome of the game. That said, this new adventure, centers on the Kidzapalooza Network [the network where kids rule] and the spectacular prize: the possibility of winning a hosting gig on the network’s new game show. The story has more twists and turns than a switchback mountain road, all designed to create non-stop action. The targeted middle grade audience will easily relate to Kyle and the other students; as always, there are references to a plethora of books they have probably read. [It’s one of the many highlights of the Lemoncello Library stories.] However, this enchanting tale is sure to delight readers of all ages. Don’t miss this one [or any of the other books in the series].Highly recommended.
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  • Stacy Gabriel
    January 1, 1970
    Kids need books that they can relate to and see themselves in. As much as classics are needed, so are current books. Grabensteins ability to weave in current books and authors keeps the reader (of all ages) engaged. It almost makes me feel like I’m part of an inside joke when I get to a mention and say, I’ve read that one! This one has a great message of pushing yourself out of yourself out of your own comfort zone.
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  • Nykia Williams
    January 1, 1970
    Chiltington never learns! There has to be a follow up book; What happens next? I enjoyed this one as much as I did the first 3👍.
  • Leane
    January 1, 1970
    This was probably my favorite Mr. Lemoncello book so far. I really hope he does more of this series. They are really cute, fast reads and I love the premise behind the stories: library, trivia/puzzle games and teamwork.
  • Lara Macdonald
    January 1, 1970
    read on computer, downloaded from Ottawa public library ebookvery fun!
  • Caitie
    January 1, 1970
    Another great book.
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    AMAZING! A MUST READ. Another great story in this 4th installment of Mr. Lemoncello and his technology filled library. Mr. Grabenstein does an excellent job of creating entertaining and engaging plot for his well established characters.His imagination is beyond compare with his contemporaries. This book definitely is up there with book 1 in the series. I enjoy the life lessons Mr. Grabenstein weaves I to his stories. As a librarian I appreciate how Mr. Grabenstein makes learning about different AMAZING! A MUST READ. Another great story in this 4th installment of Mr. Lemoncello and his technology filled library. Mr. Grabenstein does an excellent job of creating entertaining and engaging plot for his well established characters.His imagination is beyond compare with his contemporaries. This book definitely is up there with book 1 in the series. I enjoy the life lessons Mr. Grabenstein weaves I to his stories. As a librarian I appreciate how Mr. Grabenstein makes learning about different books and authors exciting through his puzzles. His books definitely reach the reluctant readers. I recommend this series often to kids who can't articulate exactly what they want or need in a book. I personally love this series so much I have developed a Mr. Lemoncello game for the library I work at each summer. I have been using AR (Augmented Reality) to help make my programs come alive and be more impactful. Whoot! Hats off to Mr. G for adding that aspect in. 👏I absolutely recommend this book and hope their is another installment coming.
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  • Frederic
    January 1, 1970
    I think this is my favorite Lemoncello book yet. I might not have predicted this, as the competition this time involves a kids' reality-tv game -- a genre I don't really like (but I'm not supposed to, being much older than the target audience) -- and the puzzles might seem rushed through compared to some of the previous installments (as I recall them). But as usual in this series the writing of characters is really sharp, and the twist (view spoiler)[ of putting Kyle in Charles's shoes at a crit I think this is my favorite Lemoncello book yet. I might not have predicted this, as the competition this time involves a kids' reality-tv game -- a genre I don't really like (but I'm not supposed to, being much older than the target audience) -- and the puzzles might seem rushed through compared to some of the previous installments (as I recall them). But as usual in this series the writing of characters is really sharp, and the twist (view spoiler)[ of putting Kyle in Charles's shoes at a critical moment (hide spoiler)] is both effective and pedagogically important in a series for kids like this. And of course it's fun!
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  • Morandia
    January 1, 1970
    Another amazing Lemonchello adventure. Honestly, I think this one is right on par with the first one. What a wonderful book!
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