The Astro Outlaw (Ballpark Mysteries #4)Featured
Houston, we have a problem! Before a game at the Astros' ballpark, Mike and Kate get to meet astronaut commander Nick Rice at the nearby Houston Space Center. He's planning to display a very rare moonrock at an autographing event later. But just before the event, a nefarious outlaw knocks out the commander and steals the moonrock! Can Mike and Kate figure out who did it . . . when their only clue is a broken green feather?
The Astro Outlaw includes a fun act page about the Houston Astros' stadium with trivia about the train on the outfield wall and the homerun gas pump.
Cross Ron Roy's A to Z Mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunnits aimed at the younger brothers and sisters of John Feinstein's fans.
If you have a young baseball fan in your house, this would be the perfect book to use to start transitioning to chapter books. I think your young readers will enjoy figuring out Mike and Kate's mystery of "Who stole the moon rock?" I look forward to reading and sharing the other books in this series with my own child. I hope there is a Ballpark Mystery at Busch Stadium in the future!