King & Kayla and the
Case of the Secret Code

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

• A Junior Library Guild Selection
• Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Younger Readers 2017
• Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids 2017
• Cybils Finalist 2017 / Easy Reader Book


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.  Horn Book Magazine