The Nocturnals: The Chestnut Challenge

Tracey Hecht (Author) Josie Yee (Illustrator)

Product Details

$5.99  $5.51
Fabled Films Press
Publish Date
April 23, 2019
5.9 X 0.2 X 8.9 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur. 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. In addition, her Grow & Read early reader book, The Chestnut Challenge, was given a Mom's Choice Gold Award. 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 150 schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. Other books in the Nocturnals Grow & Read early reader collection include The Tasty Treat, The Moonlight Meeting, The Peculiar Possum, The Slithery Shakedown, The Kooky Kinkajou, The Best Burp and The Weeping Wombat. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband and four children.


Reviews for The Chestnut Challenge

"Fans of the series will find colorful illustrations interspersed with text to help young independent readers follow the story...the theme of an honest game will likely resonate with this intended audience."--School Library Journal

"Recommended List in Continuing Series."--Kirkus

"Young readers ages 6-8 will delight in this entertaining animal adventure while learning about the themes of playing games for fun and displaying good sportsmanship...especially and unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library collections."--Midwest Book Review

"This is such a fun Early Reader book that is not just entertaining to read, it also teaches the moral lesson of fair play. I believe parents/grandparents will enjoy reading this book to their little ones. Younger readers will love all the Nocturnals books, this is another fun-to-read story in this collection and a great bedtime book."--Story Monsters

Praise for The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader Series

"Beginning readers will enjoy this tale and will cheer on the threesome who defeat a bully by using their words."--School Library Journal

"Hecht successfully set the stage for more adventurous outings down the road..."--Publishers Weekly

"This tale uses plenty of important vocabulary words, easily decipherable within context, while showing how friends who stick together can facedown even the meanest bully."--Booklist

"The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud."--New York Post