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Batter up! Ballpark Mysteries combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early chapter book readers!

Mike and Kate can’t wait to watch their rookie hero Dusty Martin in action. But something is throwing the Blue Jays’ star off his game. Then, when no one else is looking, Mike sees mysterious ghost lights flying across the field. Is the ballpark haunted? And could Dusty have seen the lights, too?

Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy’s A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher’s sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features “Dugout Notes,” with more amazing baseball facts.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on February 24, 2015 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0385378750
ISBN-13: 9780385378758
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  • annarbor
    Ann ArborTuesday, June 12, 2018 at 4:09 pm55 stars
    Book Review by Charlie Weasley - If you like mysteries and baseball, you’ll love this book. It’s called Rookie Blue Jay. The author is David A. Kelly. It is part of a series. It is book 10 of the series. Here’s what happens. There are 2 cousins named Mike and Kate and they are really good at solving mysteries. There is a baseball player named Dusty. Based on the title, do you think that Dusty is a senior (4 years of playing), junior (3 years of playing), sophomore (2 years of playing), or rookie (one year of playing)? If you said rookie, then you’re correct. Anyway, the mystery is that there are lights in the bullpen. What are they? I can’t tell you! Read to find out what happens. I give this book 5 stars because a player won ‘Rookie of the Year.’ It mentioned ghost lights and that was cool. I like the whole series. I recommend this from 6-9 year olds.

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