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King & Kayla and the
Case of the Mysterious Mouse

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

• Junior Library Guild Selection
• Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Younger Readers 2017
• Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids 2017
• CCBC Choices 2018 / Books for Beginning Readers

"Confusion, mischief, and silliness abound. Kids who don't always have the vocabulary to express themselves will sympathize with this waggish pup and his earnest desire to be understood by his human." Kirkus Reviews

"The digitally-colored and pencil illustrations have a lightness that matches the tone of the story, while the expressive faces of the characters add depth. . . . Budding detectives will have the benefit of both King's discoveries and Kayla's reasoning as they piece together the clues…. A welcome addition to collections supporting the transition from picture books to chapter books, this title will appeal to both dog lovers and mystery buffs." School Library Journal