BALLPARK MYSTERIES: 16: The Colorado Curveball
By: David A.Kelly, Illustrated by Mark Meyers; Random House Books for Young Readers; 2020

Written by our amazing volunteer Stacie Nelson!

David A. Kelly’s Ballpark Mystery, The Colorado Curveball gives young baseball fans a special opportunity to appreciate and learn the science and history surrounding the Rockies’ Stadium*. When cousins, Kate and Mike, arrive at the ballpark for Opening Day they are thrilled to receive a behind the scenes tour of the stadium. Their tour finds something amiss and they soon find themselves solving a ballpark mystery. Young readers will enjoy piecing together the clues Kate and Mike discover at the ballpark. David A. Kelly knows his stadiums and is careful to describe some of the unique features of the Colorado Rockies’ field and explains the scientific effect of altitude on the home run ball! The entire Ballpark Mysteries series is fun and educational for young fans and provides a wonderful way for families to enhance their ballpark visits.