King & Kayla and the
Case of the Missing Dog Treats

By Dori Hillestad Butler; illustrated by Nancy Meyers
Peachtree Publishers, 2017

• 2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor
• ALA 2018 Notable Children's Book

• Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Younger Readers 2017
• Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids 2017
• Nerdy Book Club's 2017 Nerdies Award
• Junior Library Guild Selection


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

"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

"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