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Author Archives: David Kelly

Celebrate International Mud Day with MIRACLE MUD

You probably didn’t know that June 29th was International Mud Day, but it is! And that makes it a perfect time to celebrate by reading my book about Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud, MIRACLE MUD. Check out this great review of MIRACLE MUD, with a special mud recipe!

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Summer Reading Tips

Great article on summer reading tips from the Washington Post, including a nice mention of the Ballpark Mysteries. One librarian got her son hooked on the Ballpark Mysteries books, and he used them as a jumping off point to explore the wider world around him. From the article: Knowing her son is obsessed with baseball, … Continue reading »

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The Capital Catch

The latest Ballpark Mysteries book is now out! In The Capital Catch, Mike and Kate travel to Washington D.C. to watch as Washington Nationals game. But before they make it to the game, Mike gets to meet the President of the United States! And the President has a problem–someone’s stealing things from his brother, a … Continue reading »

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“Catch” me in Washington DC at Hooray for Books!

Attention all Washington DC-area Ballpark Mysteries fans! I’ll be signing books at Hooray for Books in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, March 18th at 2pm! Please stop by to say hello or pick up a signed copy of my latest Ballpark Mysteries book, THE CAPITAL CATCH!

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The Basketball Blowout!

Anyone who likes my Ballpark Mysteries series of baseball chapter books will definitely appreciate The Basketball Blowout, the latest book in my MVP series. While it doesn’t have any baseball, it does have plenty of action, and even some inventive popcorn flavors! Join the MVP Club as they try to raise money for their basketball … Continue reading »

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Washington DC Fans – Book Signing

Attention all Washington DC-area Ballpark Mysteries fans! I’ll be signing books at Hooray for Books in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 6pm! Please stop by to say hello or pick up a signed Ballpark Mysteries or MVP book. And although I can’t share it with you yet, this is a bit of a … Continue reading »

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It’s a Double Double-Header!

If you haven’t started reading my baseball mystery series yet, now’s the time! Random House Children’s Books just issued the first four Ballpark Mysteries books (Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros) in a box set. Think of it as a “double double-header”!  

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The Football Fumble

My 4th book this year (and there’s still one more to go!) goes on sale today. The FOOTBALL FUMBLE is the third book in my new MVP sports series of chapter books, great for boys and girls in grades 2, 3, and 4 who love sports and action. The MVP chapter book series is about … Continue reading »

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Sliding into the Hall of Fame

Home run! I’ll be sliding into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 13, 2016 for a Ballpark Mysteries author talk and book signing. Maybe I’ll make some new baseball friends there… Catch all the details here.

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Baseball books for summer

Do you have a reader who loves sports or baseball? Here’s a great list of baseball books for summer, thanks to the Front Porch Librarian. (Of course, the list includes at least one Ballpark Mysteries book!)

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