Dori Hillestad Butler
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Dori Hillestad Butler

Dori Hillestad Butler has always wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel when she was in sixth grade. She wrote it to find out if she could write a novel, and because she needed extra credit in her English class. Her dream of becoming a published author came true in 1997, with the publication of The Great Tooth Fairy Rip-Off. She's gone on to publish more than 35 additional books for children.

Her books have been appeared on children's choice award lists in 18 different states. Trading Places with Tank Talbott won the Maryland Children's Choice Award in 2007. And The Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy won the 2011 Edgar Award for best Juvenile Mystery.

Dori has also been a ghostwriter for the Sweet Valley Twins, Unicorn Club and Boxcar Children series, and a children's book reviewer for several publications. She's published numerous short stories, plays and educational materials, and has served as the Iowa Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators' Regional Advisor.

She grew up in southern Minnesota and now lives in Coralville, Iowa with her husband, son, dog and cat. She visits schools and leads writing workshops all over the country.

For more information, visit her website at www.kidswriter.com.

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    • King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth

    • By: Dori Hillestad Butler
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 13 mins
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    • King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats

    • By: Dori Hillestad Butler
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 12 mins
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    A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. Kayla made peanut butter treats for Jillian's new puppy, Thor. But now the treats are missing. What does Kayla know? There are three treats missing. King was in the kitchen. King's breath doesn't smell like peanut butter....

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    • King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code

    • By: Dori Hillestad Butler
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 13 mins
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    A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. Kayla and Mason both got mysterious letters, written in code. What does Kayla know? The same person left both letters. It's someone she and Mason both know. The two letters are the same, except for the second word....

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