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Kelly Bennett

October 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome author Kelly Bennett for a special 5pm storytime program on Monday October 23. This free event will take place in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books, on the northwest corner of Archer and Detroit in downtown Tulsa.

Kelly Bennett is the author of numerous books for young readers including Not Norman and her latest, The House that Ruth Built, a picture book about Yankee Stadium.

The House that Ruth Built is available now at Magic City Books or you can purchase a copy to be signed by Kelly at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-house-that-ruth-built/1734. Books purchased prior to October 23 will be held and signed by the author and available to pickup or ship starting October 24.

About The House that Ruth Built

It’s Opening Day! Yankee Stadium towers grand, gleaming, and ready!

On April 18, 1923, the New York Yankees played against the Boston Red Sox in their very first game in the brand-new Yankee Stadium. All the key players were there–future Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt, Bob Shawkey, Miller Huggins–and so were the supporters–Eddie Bennett, the legendary Yankee batboy; Jack Lenz, Yankee Stadium’s first public announcer; five-year-old Little Ray Kelly, Babe’s lucky charm; and more than 70,000 fans! Every person in the stadium on opening day was part of this legendary event, and now you can be too.

With beautiful, true-to-event illustrations reminiscent of Norman Rockwell, and with facts on every page about the stadium, the teams, and that very first fateful game that christened the original Yankee Stadium, The House That Ruth Built is the perfect book for kids and baseball fans everywhere. Take a step into the past and watch the baseball greats make history!

Kelly Bennett is the author of many award-winning books for children–mostly picture books. Her stories, such as Not Norman, A Goldfish Story, a Jumpstart Read for the Record book; Norman, One Amazing Goldfish, Vampire Baby; Your Daddy Was Just Like You & Your Mommy Was Just Like You; Dance, Y’all, Dance; Dad and Pop; and One Day I Went Rambling, an Illinois Library Association’s iREAD selection, celebrate imagination, families, friends, pets… all that goes into being a kid! 2023 will see the release of Kelly’s, The House That Babe Ruth Built with Familius. To see more, please visit www.kellybennett.com

Kelly is a graduate of VCFA’s Writing for Children and Young Adults program, and a long-standing member of SCBWI and The Author’s Guild. A former ARA for SCBWI-Houston, Kelly now divides her time between Houston, TX, Westhampton Beach, NY, and Mimiville (which is anywhere her grandboys maybe).


October 23, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Magic City Books


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221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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