Gold Medal Mess selected for Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month” list!

Woo-hoo! The first book in my MVP sports series (The Gold Medal Mess) was selected for Amazon.com’s Best Books of the Month list!

MVP #1 - The Gold Medal Mess was selected for Amazon's Best Book of the Month list.
MVP #1 – The Gold Medal Mess was selected for Amazon’s Best Book of the Month list.

I’m in good company, with BJ Novak’s Book with No Pictures right after The Gold Medal Mess!

Publishers Weekly Review of THE GOLD MEDAL MESS

Publisher’s Weekly just reviewed the first book in my new MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS series from Random House, THE GOLD MEDAL MESS, and gave it an amazingly good review!

The Gold Medal Mess - The first book in the Most Valuable Players series.
The Gold Medal Mess – The first book in the Most Valuable Players series.

THE GOLD MEDAL MESS features five kids who are trying to save their school Olympics from someone who’s trying to sabotage them.  Publisher’s Weekly cited:

“Kelly branches out from his Ballpark Mysteries books with this opening title in the MVP series, in which a multiethnic group of elementary school students try to figure out who is threatening their school’s Olympics-style sports competition.”

“Lively dialogue, athletic action, and smart thinking among the kids should keep interest levels high, and Brundage’s black-and-white cartoons mix playfulness and suspense as they depict various acts of sabotage, such as an oil-soaked relay race course”

Miracle Mud Wins Blue Crab Award!

Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud that Changed Baseball has just won a Maryland However, it’s nice to know that Lady Luck can visit you as many times she wants to during your gaming experience. Blue Crab Young Readers Award for the Transitional Non-fiction Category.

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Here”s their brochure with all the winners and honorable mentions: Blue Crab brochure 2014.