The Colorado Curveball (Ballpark Mysteries, #16) by David A. Kelly, illustrated by Mark Meyers


The Colorado Curveball (Ballpark Mysteries, #16) by David A. Kelly, illustrated by Mark Meyers, Random House , 9780525578987, 2020

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book:  This is an awesome series, Ballpark Mysteries, and the author, David A. Kelly is from Massachusetts.  The Colorado Curveball is #16 and here we find cousins, Mike and Kate,  in Colorado for the Rockies season opener with a snow filled ballpark.  Luckily, the stadium has a heater to melt the snow in time for the big game.  But the real mystery comes when the engineers receive a note saying that someone may tamper with the scoreboard.  This leads our super sleuths to a secret door and dinosaur bones.

Dugout Notes are provided in the back of each story to share fun facts and what to expect next…the next baseball mystery coming in 2021 will be Ballpark Mysteries 17 The Triple-Play Twins.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  If you like A to Z Mysteries and the Matt Christopher sports series.  A wonderful series for those that love mysteries and baseball.  And the great part is you do not need to read them in order, but you will want to read them all.  

Who should buy this book?  elementary schools, home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, JC Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  March 19, 2020

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