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The Nocturnals Grow & Read Animal Activity Book

Animal Facts, Coloring, Drawing Games, Mazes, Puzzles, and More!

Illustrated by Josie Yee
Published by Fabled Films Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Great Birthday Gift for Kids Ages 5-8!
The Nocturnals activity book will keep children entertained for hours with over 150 educational games and fun-filled activities!

Packed with puzzles, coloring pages, animal fun facts, word searches, fill-in-the-story activities, beginning sound games, and exercises that build empathy. Enjoy screen-free entertainment with the charming animal trio, the Nocturnals, featuring Dawn the serious fox, Tobin the sweet pangolin, and Bismark the pint-sized sugar glider.

Fun Skill-Building Activities:
- Animal Fun Facts Cards: Learn about different nocturnal animals
- Puzzles & Mazes: Practice problem-solving and decision-making
- Coloring & Drawing Pages: Exercise creativity and imagination
- Word & Matching Games: Grow sight-word vocabulary
- BONUS! SEL-based Activities: Develop life skills such as sharing and courage

Book Features:
- Large Activity Book: 8.5 x 11”
- Printed on high-quality paper with a durable glossy cover
- Character illustrations on all 160 pages

Check Out All 8 Nocturnals Early Reader Books!
Go on animal adventures with The Nocturnals Grow & Read books, which have been developed under the supervision of reading specialists. The series includes Levels 1–3 and helps develop confidence for success in reading. Perfect for K–3rd graders!

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

Josie Yee is an award winning illustrator specializing in children's books. She lives in New York City with her daughter, Ana, and their cat, Dude.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Fabled Films Press (April 6, 2021)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781944020613
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"This animal filled activity book will be a very valuable resource with tons of animal info, games & puzzles to incorporate with reading activities at the library. Recommended for grade levels K-3rd, this workbook has something to offer for everyone.”

– Samantha Schneider, Children’s Librarian, West Hempstead Public Library, NY

“The activities are designed to teach children about animals, exercise their creativity and imagination, practice problem solving, grow their vocabulary, and life skills such as sharing and bullying . . . this book will keep your children entertained while learning.

– Betty Taylor, Book Reviewer, North Highlands, CA

This activity book integrates so many developmental learning principles - puzzle solving, eye hand coordination, emotions . . . I was amazed at the variety of activities that built on one another, reading, spelling, analytical thinking (opposites, similarities, searches), coloring and drawing.”

– Marjorie Pinard, Counselor and Psychology Professor, Niles, MI

“Exciting adventures include plenty of positive messages.”

– Common Sense Media

“A good series for children who love reading, science, and want to learn more on their own.”

– School Library Journal

“The books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship.”

– Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

“The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way."

– New York Post

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