King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Library Book
by Dori Hillestad Butler
illustrated by Nancy Meyers

King is a dog and Kayla is his human. King LOVES to play tug with Kayla. It’s his favorite thing! But Kayla isn’t happy right now because she needs to return her library books and can’t find one of them. Luckily, King and Kayla’s friend Jillian are on the case! They check the book basket and underneath the sofa cushions, but the missing book is nowhere to be found. But what happens when King notices Dad’s chair smells an awful lot like library books? Can King and Jillian help solve the crime?

The newest addition to this Geisel Honor-winning illustrated chapter book series features simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor for newly independent readers. Author Dori Hillestad Butler and illustrator Nancy Meyers deliver another delightful story perfect for younger mystery fans transitioning from easy readers to beginning chapter books and great for introducing important concepts of fact gathering, list making, clues, and analytical thinking. Also ideal for diverse book collections.

Looking for more King & Kayla fun? Don’t miss the series activity kit and teacher’s guide, and check out this downloadable poster!

Also, learn more from Peachtree’s Vice President Kathy Landwehr, editor of the King & Kayla series, about the world of early readers, and the gap in book selection that King & Kayla fills, in this post.

Praise for King & Kayla and the Case of the Gold Ring

“This gentle whodunit…includes such classic genre elements as missing jewelry, suspicious characters, red herrings and a gratifying ‘aha’ moment before the restoration of order.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Meyer’s drawings, pleasant and simple to parse, help support the story. A satisfying addition to easy-reader collections.” —Booklist Online

“This book contains short chapters, natural language, and numerous digitally colored illustrations that mirror the text, giving newly independent readers a boost when navigating all those pages….readers can test their individual problem-solving skills and crack this mystery before its heroes do.” —Horn Book Magazine

“Highly entertaining, this funny and warm story contains life lessons for young readers about friendship, responsibility, and problem-solving….a terrific transition reader for those just beginning to delve into chapter book level reading.” —School Library Journal

Find King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Library Book this February at your local libraryindie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and be sure to check out the rest of our brand-new books coming to Peachtree this season!