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King & Kayla Series

Dori Hillestad Butler and Nancy Meyers
King & Kayla and the Case of the Downstairs Ghost by Dori Hillestad Butler
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King & Kayla and the Case of the Downstairs Ghost

Book 10
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King & Kayla Series : Titles in Order

Book 10
Jillian thinks there’s a ghost in her basement. King and Kayla know that ghosts aren’t real, but what is making that dark shape and that scary noise?

King and Kayla are going to a sleepover at Thor and Jillian’s house. King LOVES sleepovers. They’re his favorite thing! And he particularly likes Jillian’s basement, because animals are allowed on the furniture. But Jillian and Thor are afraid to go downstairs because there’s big, dark blob that goes “Whoooooo!” and chases her around the basement.

Kayla’s not worried; she wants to know what’s happening downstairs. With her intrepid co-detective, she investigates the weird sights and sounds and solves the mystery—but not before an encounter with Cat with No Name and a run-in with a skunk.
Book 9
In this latest book in the Geisel Honor award-winning series, our intrepid human-and-dog detective duo have another mystery to solve: how did Raj’s cat escape from a locked house?

King and Kayla have a new case and a new friend. King LOVES new friends. They’re his favorite!
 
Raj needs our beloved detectives to help him find his cat. Blue was in the house when Raj left for school but now he’s gone. Blue didn’t come for dinner or breakfast. (King can’t imagine missing a meal.) Blue never goes outside and he never had the chance to escape. Where did he go?
 
When Raj describes Blue, he sounds very familiar. Could Blue be Cat with No Name?
 
Book 8
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.

Kayla needs to return her library books, but she can’t find one of them. King knows that if they don’t return all the books, they can’t check out more—and that means no new stories.

Analytical Kayla retraces her steps, with the assistance of their friend Jillian. Sensitive King smells a library book. Could it be lost in Dad’s chair? Nope, that’s a different book. In fact, it’s a book that belongs to Jillian’s little brother Adam. Can King and Kayla put the pieces together and find the lost library book?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
Book 7
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.

King, Kayla, Mason, and Asia are playing in the snow. Later, Asia discovers her gold ring is missing. What happened to it?

Analytical Kayla has a plan. Together the friends retrace their steps and thoroughly search the area. Sensitive King remembers the crow he saw outside. Crows like shiny things. Can King and Kayla put the pieces together and find the lost ring?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
Book 6
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.

Thor is in big trouble. Mr. Gary says he knocked over his trash cans, dug up his garden, and ate some of his vegetables. King and Kayla have to clear Thor’s name and find the actual culprit.

Analytical Kayla demonstrates that Thor isn’t big enough to knock over heavy trash cans and he doesn’t like vegetables. Sensitive King discovers evidence that someone else has been in Mr. Gary’s yard—and it’s not a dog. Who made Mr. Gary unhappy?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
Book 5
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.

When King and Kayla meet Fred, a lost dog, they collect clues to him find his human family. Analytical Kayla notices that Fred knows basic commands but has no collar. This dog isn’t a stray.

Sensitive King notices that Fred smells like smoke and hamburgers. There’s a campground nearby and there were fireworks just a few days ago. Can King and Kayla put the pieces together and find Fred’s family?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
Book 4
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.

Kayla lost a tooth. She put it in the special pocket in her tooth fairy pillow and now her tooth is missing! If she can’t find it, the tooth fairy won’t come.

Analytical Kayla retraces her steps, searches everywhere, and questions Mason, who rode home from school with her. Sensitive King wonders why Mason smells like a tooth. Could he have Kayla’s lost tooth? Or should King take another look at the tooth fairy pillow?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
Book 3
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.

King and Kayla are playing fetch with Jillian and Thor. Jillian throws King’s favorite ball too hard, and it goes over the fence and into the neighbor’s yard. The ball she brings back isn’t King’s. Where is King’s favorite ball?

Analytical Kayla creates a list of possible explanations to investigate. Sensitive King puts aside his worries and questions the cat hiding under the porch, who claims a mouse did it. How could a mouse take King’s ball?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
Book 2
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.

King and Kayla receive a mysterious letter written in code. Mason received an almost identical letter. How can they crack the code?

Kayla notices that there aren’t any vowels in most of the words; you can’t write words without vowels. When she compares her letter to Mason’s, only one word is different. Sensitive King notices that the letter smells like Jillian. Why would Jillian write them letters in code?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
Book 1
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.

Kayla made peanut butter treats for Thor, Jillian’s new puppy. But now the treats are missing, and King is under suspicion.

Analytical Kayla notices that King’s breath doesn’t smell like peanut butter, so he didn’t eat them. Sensitive King detects the presence of an intruder in their house. Is it Jillian’s little brother Adam? Or someone else? Who took the missing dog treats?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.

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