King & Kayla and the Case of the Downstairs Ghost

Jillian thinks there’s a ghost in her basement. King and Kayla know that ghosts aren’t real, but what is making that dark shape and that scary noise?
  • ISBN: 9781682634691
  • Publication date: 01/02/2024
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 6" x 8"
  • Age Range: 7-9
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Description

Jillian thinks there’s a ghost in her basement. King and Kayla know that ghosts aren’t real, but what is making that dark shape and that scary noise?

King and Kayla are going to a sleepover at Thor and Jillian’s house. King LOVES sleepovers. They’re his favorite thing! And he particularly likes Jillian’s basement, because animals are allowed on the furniture. But Jillian and Thor are afraid to go downstairs because there’s big, dark blob that goes “Whoooooo!” and chases her around the basement.

Kayla’s not worried; she wants to know what’s happening downstairs. With her intrepid co-detective, she investigates the weird sights and sounds and solves the mystery—but not before an encounter with Cat with No Name and a run-in with a skunk.

Author/Illustrator

Dori Hillestad Butler

Author

Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of more than fifty books for children. She has been nominated for children’s choice awards in nineteen different states and has won two Geisel Honor awards for books in the King & Kayla series and the 2011 Edgar Award for the best juvenile mystery for Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy. She lives in Washington.

Nancy Meyers

Illustrator

Nancy Meyers is a graphic designer and illustrator and the proud owner of Sullivan, golden-doodle extraordinaire! She lives in Minnesota.

Reviews

“Meyers’ digital cartoon vignettes are a pleasing blend of sweetness, humor, and a touch of suspense. Beginning readers will enjoy the fast-moving plot and unexpected twists.”—Booklist

Resources

Resources: Activity Kit, Poster, Teacher's Guide

Series Teacher’s Guide
Series Activity Kit
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More Details

BISAC 1: JUV028000 Juvenile Fiction – Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: JUV002070 Juvenile Fiction – Animals – Dogs
BISAC 3: JUV044000 Juvenile Fiction – Readers – Intermediate