King & Kayla Series

King & Kayla Series

King & Kayla is an easy reader chapter book series about a lovable dog who helps his human girl solve mysteries.

Audience: K-2nd grade

Reviews

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

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

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

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

The illustrations are simple, bright, and charming. There’s plenty of white space on the page for readers who are just starting to navigate text on their own…It’s great to see books with diverse characters, and King is a very appealing dog, with his love of all things food and his devotion to Kayla. —YA and Kids Books Central

The books deal with simple everyday mysteries that will be familiar to early readers. Language is direct, uses repetition, and includes challenging words in context…King and Kayla will be a hit with early readers. —School Library Connection

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The Books

King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth

King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth

Peachtree Publishers 3/1/2018

Kayla lost a tooth—but now it’s missing. Where did it go?

What does Kayla know?

  1. Her tooth is not inside the tooth fairy pillos.
  2. It’s not inside her backpack.
  3. It’s not inside the car.

What does King know?

  • Mason’s hand smells like the tooth fairy pillow.

How will they solve this mystery?

King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse

King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse

Peachtree Publishers 9/1/2017

King’s favorite ball is missing. He and Kayla must figure out where it went—and who has it.

What does Kayla know?

  1. King’s ball went over the fence.
  2. Jillian brought back a ball, but it wasn’t King’s ball.
  3. None of the other balls next door are King’s.

What does King know?

  • There is a cat under the porch next door.
  • The cat said a mouse took the ball.

How will they solve this mystery?

  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code

King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code

Peachtree Publishers 3/1/2017

Kayla and Mason both got mysterious letters, written in code.

What does Kayla know?

  1. The same person left both letters.
  2. It’s someone she and Mason both know.
  3. The two letters are the same, except for the second word.

What does King know?

  • Jillian left the letters.

What do the letters say? How will they solve the mystery?

  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats

King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats

Peachtree 3/1/2017

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

What does Kayla know?

  1. There are three treats missing.
  2. King was in the kitchen.
  3. King’s breath doesn’t small like peanut butter.

What does King know?

  • There’s an intruder in the house.

How will they solve the mystery?

  • A Junior Library Guild Selection