King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-Winning Book!  
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  • ISBN: 9781561458776
  • Publication date: 03/01/2017
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 6" x 9"
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  • Page Count: 48
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  • Age Range: 7-9
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Description

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-Winning Book!

Introducing King & Kayla! Meet lovable golden retriever King and his human girl Kayla. Together, they solve mysteries in this fun, laugh-out-loud early chapter book series from the Geisel Honor Award-winning team of Dori Hillestad Butler and Nancy Meyers.

“A delightful series start that will have kids returning to read more about Kayla and King. It’s also a great introduction to mysteries, gathering facts, and analytical thinking for an unusually young set.” —Booklist

Kayla made peanut butter treats for Jillian’s new puppy Thor. But now the treats are missing.

What does Kayla know?

– There are three treats missing.
– King was in the kitchen.
– King’s breath doesn’t smell like peanut butter.
– What does King know?
– There’s an intruder in the house.

How will they solve the mystery?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series from Geisel Honor Award-winning team Dori Hillestad Butler and Nancy Meyers is perfect for newly independent readers. Great for introducing mysteries, analytical thinking, and the important tools of detective work.

Author/Illustrator

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Dori Hillestad Butler

Author

Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of over fifty works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. She has also published stories for children in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Cricket, Spider, Children’s Digest, and Child Life. Butler is the children’s book review columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. She lives in Iowa.

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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

“Readers will connect with this charmingly misunderstood pup (along with his exasperated howls, excited tail wagging, and sheepish grins).” ―Kirkus Reviews

“A perfect option for newly independent readers ready to start transitioning from easy readers to beginning chapter books. Transitional readers are always in demand, and this series is a worthy contribution to any collection serving brand-new readers.” —School Library Journal

“A delightful series start that will have kids returning to read more about Kayla and King. It’s also a great introduction to mysteries, gathering facts, and analytical thinking for an unusually young set.” —Booklist

Awards

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (Honor Book)—ALSC, 2018

Notable Children’s Books —ALSC, 2018

Washington State Book Awards (Nominee, Books for Young Readers) —Washington Center for the Book, 2018

Resources

Resources: Activity Kit, Poster, Teacher's Guide

Series Teacher’s Guide
Series Activity Kit
Poster

More Details

AR Level: 2.2
F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: 440L
Themes: Dogs, Investigation
BISAC 1: JUV028000 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
BISAC 3: JUV043000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner