“A great introduction to mysteries” —Booklist

A lovable dog helps his human girl solve mysteries
in this easy-to-read mystery series.

Kayla lost a tooth, but now it’s missing! What does Kayla know? —Her tooth is not inside the tooth fairy pillow. It’s not inside her backpack. It’s not inside the car. What does King know? —Mason’s hand smells like the tooth fairy pillow. How will they solve the mystery?

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King and Kayla are playing fetch with their friends, Jillian and Thor.  Jillian throws King’s favorite ball too hard, and now it’s gone missing! King and Kayla must put together the clues to figure out where it went—and who has it.

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Kayla and Mason both got mysterious letters, written in code. What does Kayla know? —The same person left both letters. It’s someone she and Mason both know. The two letters are the same, except for the second word.What does King know? —Jillian left the letters. What do the letters say?

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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?

Winner of a 2018 Geisel Award Honor

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Meet the Author

Dori Butler

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 ChildrenCricketSpiderChildren’s Digest, and Child Life. Butler is the children’s book review columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. She lives in Iowa. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

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

Activities

KK Decoder

King & Kayla Decoder

KK Recipe

King & Kayla Dog Treats Recipe

King & Kayla Maze

King & Kayla Maze

King & Kayla Tooth Pouch

King & Kayla Tooth Pouch