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The Moonlight Meeting

The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 2

Illustrated by Waymond Singleton
Published by Fabled Films Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

“An entertaining story of friendship and sharing” —Story Monsters

This adventure-filled Level 2 Nocturnals Early Reader grows confidence in reading with engaging illustrations and short sentences!


Bismark the wacky sugar glider thinks Tobin the sweet pangolin stole a pomelo fruit from his tree!
Dawn the serious fox meets both animals as they are deciding what to do. She convinces them to share the snack, and they all become friends! Bonus Content includes Nocturnals Animal Glossary with Fun Facts

GREAT FOR EARLY READERS AGES 6–8 (Grades 1-2)
Level 2 books feature longer text, problem solving and sight words

Teaches Life Skills: Friendship and Sharing
Perfect for kids who like unusual animals!

The 8-book Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader Collection encourages kids at all reading levels who like adventurous stories featuring nocturnal animals

About The Author

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who created The Nocturnals, the critically acclaimed middle grade and early reader series. The American Booksellers Association chose her first book, The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions, as a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. In addition, her Grow & Read early reader book, The Chestnut Challenge, was given a Mom’s Choice Gold Award. With the New York Public Library, she has also created a Read Aloud Writing Program that has since been conducted in hundreds of schools, libraries, and bookstores. Other books in the Nocturnals middle grade series include The Ominous Eye, The Fallen Star, and The Hidden Kingdom. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband and four children.

About The Illustrator

Waymond Singleton is an illustrator and animator with an adoration for stories depicting quirky characters and daring adventures. He received his BFA in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in Burbank where he spends his free time making short films.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Fabled Films Press (July 1, 2020)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781944020477
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® 480L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ L These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Raves and Reviews

“This banter-filled early reader describes the initial meeting between shy Tobin the pangolin, brash Bismark the sugar glider, and kindhearted Dawn the fox…the pared-down narration and dialogue quickly establish their personalities...Hecht successfully set the stage for more adventurous outings down the road.”

– Publishers Weekly

“Physical characteristics, personality quirks, and the beginnings of their mutual trust and friendship are aptly portrayed through both words and pictures. A few ‘Nocturnals Fun Facts’ at the end should help with any factual queries. Whether listening, reading along, or launching individual attempts, satisfied readers will be ready and waiting for the next installment.”

– Booklist

“An entertaining story of friendship and sharing, and educates us about those who are different from us.”

– Story Monsters Inc.

“Very highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections.”

– Midwest Book Review

“The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud.”

– New York Post

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