Ballpark Mysteries: Subway Series Surprise (Ballpark Mystery Super Special, #3) by David A. Kelly, illustrated by Mark Meyers, 120 pages. A Stepping Stone Book (Random House), 2018. $13.
Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
Mike and Kate are in New York to watch a series of baseball games called the Subway Series between the Mets and the Yankees. They receive a mysterious letter that challenges them to find the person who wrote it, they also have to solve the mystery of where Kate’s mom’s research notes went and last they need to figure out who was playing Yankee pranks in the Mets stadium. Mike and Kate use their sleuthing skills to solve all the mysteries and at the same time enjoy the Subway Series ballgames.
My eight-year-old loves baseball and he loves reading this series. Kelly does a good job of mixing baseball facts and descriptions of the baseball games with the mystery. There are little illustrations throughout that break up the chapters and help new readers visualize the story. This book and all of the Ballpark Mysteries books are great additions if you have sports fans.