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The Nocturnals Nighttime Animals: Awesome Features & Surprising Adaptations

Nonfiction Early Reader

Published by Fabled Films Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

Learn Fun Facts & Explore Awesome Nocturnal Animal Features with The Nocturnals!
Award-Winning Nonfiction Early Reader for Kids Ages 6–8 with Over 60 Full-Color Animal Photos.

"A worthy addition to school and public libraries" –School Library Journal

This nonfiction book uses fun facts and a narrative from the adventurous Nocturnals characters—Dawn the fox, Tobin the pangolin, and Bismark the sugar glider—to introduce nighttime animal features and their habitats.
  • Kids explore awesome athletic abilities, sensational senses, powerful protections, and more!
  • Teachers use the book in life science units as a stand alone or with the companion fiction.
  • Librarians use the nonfiction book during read aloud storytime with the companion fiction.
  • Award Winner! Children’s Book Council Teacher Favorites 2023


Inside The Book You’ll Find:
  • Awesome animals from around the world: sugar gliders, pangolins, foxes, bats, snakes, possums, wombats, chinchillas, and kinkajous
  • Animal Glossary with over 60 full-color photos
  • Word Glossary to build STEM vocabulary
  • At-Home Science Resources


Teach a Nonfiction Text Unit with Our Educator Guides in your Classroom or Library!
  • Nonfiction Interactive Read-Aloud Guide available on our website
  • Can be used as a narrative read or browseable reference material.
  • Book is aligned to NGSS & CCSS ELA


Educational Leveling:
Lexile: 740L
Fountas & Pinnell: R

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Fabled Films Press (October 18, 2022)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781944020712
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® 740L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ R These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Raves and Reviews

An introduction that includes Bismark the sugar glider, Dawn the red fox, and Tobin the pangolin helps to set the stage for anyone looking to learn more about these fascinating creatures...VERDICT: A worthy addition to school and public libraries.

– School Library Journal

Exceptionally informative and fun, [the book] is especially recommended for family, elementary school, and community library Pets/Wildlife collections for children ages 6-8.

– Midwest Book Review

Join Bismark the sugar glider, Dawn the fox, and Tobin the pangolin as they introduce readers to bats, snakes, possums, wombats, kinkajous, and several other nighttime animals... kids will learn super interesting information about their habitats and features. Highly recommended as a resource about these fascinating animals.

– Story Monsters Ink

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