"The books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship and what it means to forge positive relationships."--Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
Animals are disappearing without a trace--and it's up to Dawn, Tobin and Bismark to find out why. With the help of a gentle wombat, a jittery jerboa, a band of coyotes and some kooky bats, the brigade journeys to the depths of the earth where they find themselves in a wacky, high stakes game that will determine all of their survival
In the first book of the critically acclaimed middle grade series The Nocturnals, we meet three unlikely friends--Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor, as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night.
Bonus Content includes Animal Glossary, Author Q&A, Discussion Questions and full color illustrations at the start of each chapter (Ages 8-10)
Now an AR Quiz
Visit the Nocturnals World online to download printable activities including makerspace crafts, word games, STEM projects, Bingo, language arts and science educator guides, and more
About the Author
Tracey Hecht has written, directed, and produced for film. The American Booksellers Association chose the first book in her critically acclaimed middle grade series, The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions, as a Kids' Indie Next List pick. Last year, she expanded the series to include early reader books, The Peculiar Possum and The Slithery Shakedown, so that families could share the reading experience together. In partnership with the New York Public Library, Tracey created a Read Aloud Writing Program that she has since conducted--both in person and virtually--in over eighty-five schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband, four children, and dog, Penny.