"Returning fans will be rewarded" --Booklist
In the Nocturnals second chapter book, Dawn a serious fox, Tobin a sweet pangolin, and Bismark a pint-sized sugar glider set out to investigate a sudden jolt that cracks the earth! Along the way, they meet a mysterious reptile, a tuatara, who claims the beast who caused the crack may strike again. But can this tuatara be trusted? The Nocturnals team up with a zany owl, jittery jerboas, and a flock of birds to set a trap to uncover the truth and unite the forest!
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is a critically acclaimed middle grade chapter book series following three unlikely friends--Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night.
In the third chapter book, The Fallen Star
, Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark wake up to a disaster! A meteor has landed in the forest, blue lights glow near the crater, and animals are strangely affected. They meet Iris the aye-aye, a mysterious primate, who warns of a moon monster invasion. But can she be trusted? It is up to the Nocturnals to uncover the real explanation and save the 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 over 150 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.
"Featuring spirited animal characters who deal with real-life scenarios in a relatable way...the books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship and what it means to forge positive relationships."--Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
"The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud."--New York Post
is an enchanting story about a group of animals who band together to protect their friends and find adventure. The characters are delightful and the nighttime landscape is captivating. It was just as I expected--because the best stories always take place in the dark!"--R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
"Hecht continues to charm readers with delightfully drawn characters and consistent suspense... A welcome return of the colorful and curious trio--their next can't arrive soon enough."(Fantasy 9-12) --Kirkus Reviews
"In this satisfying second installment... returning fans will be rewarded with the expected engaging plot twists, plenty of humor, Bismarck's unrequited mooning over Dawn, and reaffirmation of the trio's mutual loyalty and friendship." --Booklist
"The Ominous Eye
explores how friendships can change, first (and second) impressions aren't always correct, and fear shouldn't stop you from doing what's right. Fans of The Nocturnals
will devour this latest adventure with new characters and a thrilling mystery." --YA and Kids Book Central (YABC)
"The animal characters are unique--it was fun to learn a bit about them while also getting to know their disparate personalities....The language is descriptive and there is a lot of action to keep readers turning pages....Recommend to readers looking for something out of the ordinary."--Youth Services Book Review, Massachusetts Librarians