“A great introduction to mysteries.” ―Booklist
A lovable dog helps his human girl solve mysteries
in this easy-to-read mystery series.
King, Kayla, Mason, and Asia are playing in the snow. Later, Asia discovers her new gold ring is missing. What happened to it? Detective team King & Kayla are on the case!
Thor has been accused of wrecking Mr. Gary’s yard—knocking over trash cans, eating the vegetables out of the garden, and pooping. But King and Kayla, with the help of some other neighbors, are determined to clear his name, using a wide variety of familiar and new detecting skills.
King, Kayla, and Grandma find a dog who has lost his human family. What does Kayla know? ―This dog doesn’t have a collar or any tags. He can sit, lie down, and shake hands. No one around here knows who he is. What does King know? ―The dog’s family is staying at a campground. Can they figure out who he is and where his family is?
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?
Winner of a 2019 Geisel Award Honor
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.
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?
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
Meet the 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. 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.
King & Kayla Series Activity Kit
Join King & Kayla as they solve mazes, make dog treats, create decoders, and more!