My 7 year old son has been reading the Ballpark Mysteries books for about a year and a half now, and he LOVES them. He's an avid baseball fan, but also has a love for reading in general. These books are fun and engaging, and he always complains that the chapters end with a "mystery" that makes you want to keep reading! We've read through all of the books in the series, and are now working on reading them all a second time!
For those not familiar with the Ballpark Mysteries series, the books follow cousins Mike & Kate as they travel around the country visiting baseball stadiums (usually with Kate's mom, who is a sports reporter for a website, but sometimes with Kate's dad, who is a baseball scout I believe). Along the way, Mike and Kate inevitably encounter a mystery involving the stadium or one of the baseball players. Mike and Kate are great at solving mysteries, so they always figure things out by the end of the book. These books are great for both boys and girls, since the main characters are a boy and a girl.
In this particular book, Mike and Kate are volunteering for a charity and are sleeping over at the baseball hall of fame. After everyone is asleep, they are sneaking around and notice that the Honus Wagner card is a fake. This book revolves around them trying to solve the mystery of who took the card.
Throughout each book, the reader learns facts about each stadium and/or players, and there is also a fun facts page at the end of each
book as well. My son has collected all of the books in the series, and is eagerly anticipating the release of the newest one, the Cardinal Caper!
If your child likes these books, I would also highly recommend the Little Rhino series. My son is on his way to collecting all of those as well!
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DAVID A. KELLY is a former Little League right fielder. These days, he can often be found enjoying a game at a major-league park. He is also the author of the MVP series and Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse. He lives near Boston's Fenway Park with his family. For more information, visit davidakellybooks.com and find him on Twitter at @davidakelly.
- Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers; Dgs edition (26 September 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0399551921
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399551925
- Reading age : 7 - 9 years
- Dimensions : 13.18 x 0.89 x 19.38 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 936,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Great for young baseball fans!Reviewed in the United States on 29 January 2018
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Fantastic book for 4th graderReviewed in the United States on 12 December 2019
My 4th grade son is obsessed with baseball, so we gave this series a try. It is a good reading level and one of many in the series....He is hooked!
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Great for young baseball loversReviewed in the United States on 15 January 2019
Each mystery takes place in a different ballpark in the USA.
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Five StarsReviewed in the United States on 12 January 2018
Story line goes with the rest of the books in the series.
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