MVP #1 (Paperback)

The Gold Medal Mess (Stepping Stone Books)

By David A. Kelly, Scott Brundage (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780553513196, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016



From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes a brand-new sports-themed chapter book series featuring the coolest club around--the Most Valuable Players

Five friends are ready for their school's Olympics field day. There will be relay races, archery contests, and more But not everyone wants to play fair--someone is trying to ruin the events Can the kids in the Most Valuable Player club solve the mystery, save the Olympics, and take home the gold?

Perfect for kids who love to compete in all kinds of contests and have fun with great friends, David A. Kelly's new series teaches readers that when you're a most valuable player, you love sports, always show spirit, and never give up And don't miss bonus back matter filled with cool sports facts in every book.

About the Author

DAVID A. KELLY is a former Little League right fielder. These days, he lives fifteen minutes from Fenway Park in Newton, Massachusetts. David has written many sports books for children, including Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse and the Ballpark Mysteries series. You can learn more about David at,, or find him on Twitter at @davidakelly.