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DAVID A. KELLY is a former Little League right fielder. These days he can often be found watching his sons play baseball at local ball fields or enjoying a game at a major-league park. David’s first kid’s book was a true story called Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse. He lives near Boston’s Fenway Park with his wife, Alice, his two sons, and his dog, Samantha.


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Ballpark Mysteries #5: The All-Star Joker
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
Trade Paperback

Next up to the plate—book #5 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

The stars are out in Kansas City . . . the baseball stars, that is! Mike and Kate are at the All-Star game, and even get to go... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #5: The All-Star Joker
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
eBook

Next up to the plate—book #5 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

The stars are out in Kansas City . . . the baseball stars, that is! Mike and Kate are at the All-Star game, and even get to go... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #4: The Astro Outlaw
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
Trade Paperback

Now batting clean-up—book #4 in a new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

Houston, we have a problem! Before a game at the Astros' ballpark, Mike and Kate get to meet astronaut commander Nick Rice at the nearby Houston Space Center. He's... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #4: The Astro Outlaw
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
eBook

Now batting clean-up—book #4 in a new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

Houston, we have a problem! Before a game at the Astros' ballpark, Mike and Kate get to meet astronaut commander Nick Rice at the nearby Houston Space Center. He's... Read More
 





Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Totally True Adventures)
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Tim Jessell
eBook

Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst... Read More
 





Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Totally True Adventures)
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Tim Jessell
Trade Paperback

Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries: The Dugout boxed set (books 1-4)
Written by David A. Kelly
Boxed Set

Get ready for a curveball! Help Mike and Kate solve four Ballpark Mysteries in some of America’s favorite ballparks, collected together for the first time!
 
Team up with baseball super-fans Mike and Kate as they knock their first four mysteries out of the park! From a stolen baseball bat to... Read More
 





MVP #4: The Basketball Blowout
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Scott Brundage
Trade Paperback

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes the coolest sports club around—the Most Valuable Players!
 
The MVP club needs to raise money for their basketball tournament. At first, they think selling popcorn will be easy . . . but then Luke eats more popcorn than he sells! Plus... Read More
 





MVP #4: The Basketball Blowout
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Scott Brundage
eBook

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes the coolest sports club around—the Most Valuable Players!
 
The MVP club needs to raise money for their basketball tournament. At first, they think selling popcorn will be easy . . . but then Luke eats more popcorn than he sells! Plus... Read More
 





MVP #4: The Basketball Blowout
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Scott Brundage
Hardcover Library Binding

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes the coolest sports club around—the Most Valuable Players!
 
The MVP club needs to raise money for their basketball tournament. At first, they think selling popcorn will be easy . . . but then Luke eats more popcorn than he sells! Plus... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #13: The Capital Catch
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
Trade Paperback

Batter up! Baseball action and exciting whodunits star in this series! Next up is Washington D.C. and the Nationals team!
 
Mike and Kate are about to face their biggest, most important mystery yet! Why? It involves the president of the United States! The president’s brother is a catcher on the... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #13: The Capital Catch
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
eBook

Batter up! Baseball action and exciting whodunits star in this series! Next up is Washington D.C. and the Nationals team!
 
Mike and Kate are about to face their biggest, most important mystery yet! Why? It involves the president of the United States! The president’s brother is a catcher on the... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #13: The Capital Catch
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
Hardcover Library Binding

Batter up! Baseball action and exciting whodunits star in this series! Next up is Washington D.C. and the Nationals team!
 
Mike and Kate are about to face their biggest, most important mystery yet! Why? It involves the president of the United States! The president’s brother is a catcher on the... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-up
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
Trade Paperback

Now leading off the line-up—book #1 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

Thanks to Kate's mom, a sports reporter, cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins have tickets to the Red Sox game and All Access passes to Fenway Park... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-up
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
eBook

Now leading off the line-up—book #1 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

Thanks to Kate's mom, a sports reporter, cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins have tickets to the Red Sox game and All Access passes to Fenway Park... Read More
 





MVP #3: The Football Fumble
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Scott Brundage
Trade Paperback

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes the coolest sports club around—the Most Valuable Players!
 
The MVP kids can’t wait to play in the big football game. That is, until they catch a glimpse of their opponents! The team from Hamilton Elementary School seems bigger and—even worse—just plain... Read More
 





MVP #3: The Football Fumble
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Scott Brundage
eBook

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes the coolest sports club around—the Most Valuable Players!
 
The MVP kids can’t wait to play in the big football game. That is, until they catch a glimpse of their opponents! The team from Hamilton Elementary School seems bigger and—even worse—just plain... Read More
 





MVP #3: The Football Fumble
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Scott Brundage
Hardcover Library Binding

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes the coolest sports club around—the Most Valuable Players!
 
The MVP kids can’t wait to play in the big football game. That is, until they catch a glimpse of their opponents! The team from Hamilton Elementary School seems bigger and—even worse—just plain... Read More
 





MVP #1: The Gold Medal Mess
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Scott Brundage
Trade Paperback

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes a brand-new sports-themed chapter book series featuring the coolest club around—the Most Valuable Players!
 
Five friends are ready for their school’s Olympics field day. There will be relay races, archery contests, and more! But not everyone wants to play fair—someone is... Read More
 





MVP #1: The Gold Medal Mess
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Scott Brundage
eBook

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes a brand-new sports-themed chapter book series featuring the coolest club around—the Most Valuable Players!
 
Five friends are ready for their school’s Olympics field day. There will be relay races, archery contests, and more! But not everyone wants to play fair—someone is... Read More
 





MVP #1: The Gold Medal Mess
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Scott Brundage
Hardcover Library Binding

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes a brand-new sports-themed chapter book series featuring the coolest club around—the Most Valuable Players!
 
Five friends are ready for their school’s Olympics field day. There will be relay races, archery contests, and more! But not everyone wants to play fair—someone is... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #3: The L.A. Dodger
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
Trade Paperback

Now batting third—book #3 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

It's spring break and Kate and Mike are off to Los Angeles to visit Kate's dad, a scout for the Dodgers. But all is not sunny in L.A.—strange things... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #3: The L.A. Dodger
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
eBook

Now batting third—book #3 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

It's spring break and Kate and Mike are off to Los Angeles to visit Kate's dad, a scout for the Dodgers. But all is not sunny in L.A.—strange things... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #8: The Missing Marlin
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
eBook

It's the eighth inning! The Missing Marlin is book #8 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

Mike and Kate are in Miami visiting Kate's Uncle Oliver—and the Miami Marlins ballpark, of course! Uncle Oliver is in charge of keeping the new... Read More
 





Ballpark Mysteries #8: The Missing Marlin
Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
Trade Paperback

It's the eighth inning! The Missing Marlin is book #8 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

Mike and Kate are in Miami visiting Kate's Uncle Oliver—and the Miami Marlins ballpark, of course! Uncle Oliver is in charge of keeping the new... Read More
 

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