Visiting Author for Schools: Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein

Friday, October 27 (Chris will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.) 

Thursday, October 26 at 7pm at Tattered Cover Colfax

Chris Grabenstein

ABOUT Chris Grabenstein
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryMr. Lemoncello's Library OlympicsThe Island of Dr. Libris, the Welcome to Wonderland series, and many other books, as well as the co-author of numerous fun and funny page-turners with James Patterson, including House of RobotsTreasure Hunters, and Jackie Ha-Ha. Chris lives in New York City with his wife, J.J., two cats, and a dog named Fred.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race
#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 

"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

The publisher requires the school to purchase 50 copies of Chris' books. Please make sure you can accommodate this in the event that the students order less than 50 copies. (Although, I don't think this will be an issue!)

45-60 minutes, including Q&A.

Elementary school, grades 3-6

250+ students

An LCD projector and screen. A white board or flip chart with markers. A microphone (no matter the size of the venue) - handheld is best (either corded or wireless). An audio jack as audio is included in the presentation. And a bottle of water.  The publisher has provided this photo as an example -->

Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. Books will be available for sale at the school about a week before the event and about a week after the event. An online ordering option is available (see below).

Link to share with students and their families to order Chris' books: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online until I can verify it. If they do ask you for one, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.


Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553536065
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307931474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - June 24th, 2014

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553510423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - April 25th, 2017

The Island of Dr. Libris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385388450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - April 5th, 2016

Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel Cover Image
Please email or write store for pricing and availability information.
ISBN: 9780553536027
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553536102
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 23rd, 2017

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Movie Tie-In Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525580379
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Yearling - September 19th, 2017