King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code

Introducing King & Kayla!
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  • ISBN: 9781561458783
  • Publication date: 03/01/2017
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 6" x 9"
  • Age Range: 7-9
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  • ISBN: 9781682630167
  • Publication date: 03/01/2018
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 6" x 9"
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 7-9
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Description

Introducing King & Kayla!

This fun, laugh-out-loud early chapter book series follows lovable dog King and his human girl Kayla as they solve mysteries. From the Geisel Honor Award-winning team of Dori Hillestad Butler and Nancy Meyers.

“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

King and Kayla find a mysterious letter written in code with Kayla’s name on it. Kayla’s friend, Mason, received an almost identical letter. Can the two friends put their detective skills together to crack the code? King learns a big clue, but can he lead his human friends to it and help them break the secret code?

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 and the important concepts of fact gathering, list making, clues, and analytical thinking.

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

“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

“Repetition both within and between books helps boost confidence in beginning readers, as do the generous, plot-reinforcing illustrations… Each book allows plenty of room for predictions and provides a glimpse into the great payoff reading can deliver…” ―The Horn Book Magazine

Awards

Cybils (Easy Readers) ―Cybils, 2017

CCBC Choices (Books for Beginning Readers) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2018

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2018

Delaware Diamonds Awards (Nominee, Grades K-2) ―Diamond State Reading Association, 2018-2019

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: 430L
Themes: Codes, Dogs, Investigation
BISAC 1: JUV028000 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
BISAC 3: JUV043000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner