How Are You Feeling Today?

Explore This Question with The Nocturnals
Grow & Read Book Program

The Nocturnals Social Emotional Learning Poster & Brochure pdf includes a How Are You Feeling Today poster with character images and feeling names underneath to have children assess their emotions. The brochure includes endorsements of the Early Reader book program. Click Image to Download
SEL Poster & Brochure

Use author Tracey Hecht’s book series to open the door for complex, valuable conversations that help kids and adults connect with each other.

To help facilitate these conversations, we have partnered with educators to develop SEL-specific programming (that's free!) to support the themes found in the eight-book series.

Click to Read Tracey Hecht's Blog Post:
How Are You Feeling Today?



Printable Resources

The Social Emotional Learning guide features three books from The Nocturnals Grow & Read series and includes activities perfect for early readers around the themes of kindness, courage, and honesty. SEL Educator Guide

By Dawn Jacobs Martin, PhD, and Jennifer McCatharn
The Nocturnals Kindness Game is designed to support literacy skills and social and emotional learning for K-Grade 2 students. It contains student-led exercises in identifying kind words and behavior to promote the bullying prevention program. The Kindness Game for use with The Peculiar Possum

Developed with Joyce M Grossbard, LCSW, and Children's Literature Specialist Gillian Engberg
The Social Emotional Learning program is to be used with The Nocturnals: Kooky Kinkajou to help early readers and early elementary-aged students expand their skills with these play-based activities. The Kooky Kinkajou
SEL Activity Kit

Developed with Children's Literature Specialist
Gillian Engberg
The Nocturnals Grow & Read Storytime Kit strengthens understanding of the books with activities like sight words games, coloring and drawing pages, and story mapsGrow & Read Storytime Kit


Select Books from the Series

The cover of The Tasty Treat features Tobin, a pangolin, Dawn, a fox, and Bismark, a sugar glider. Each character is holding a piece of pomelo, a fruit, in their paws. Tobin and Dawn are smiling while Bismark is eating his fruit in a forest full of purple trees.
Early Reader Level 1
The cover of The Slithery Shakedown features Bismark, a sugar glider, in the center looking straight ahead with a smile and posing with his arms stretched out. Dawn, a fox, is on the left sitting and looking forward. Tobin, a pangolin, is standing with his paws in front of him and smiling at Bismark.
Early Reader Level 2
The cover of the Chestnut Challenge features Chandler, a chinchilla, winning against Tobin, a pangolin, at chestnut checkers in the forest. Tobin and Bismark, a sugar glider, looked surprised but Dawn, a fox, who is looking at the game has a suspicious look towards Chandler. Early Reader Level 3



The Nocturnals SEL Workshop with Tracey Hecht 

Based on The Slithery Shakedown SEL Educator Guide by Dawn Jacob Martin, PhD, Tracey Hecht’s Virtual SEL Workshop explores courage through storytelling for children ages 4-8. Connecting examples from the book to real life, Hecht explores how we are brave every day. The workshop includes a reading from The Slithery Shakedown, a Level 2 early reader, and an interactive activity.

Printable Hand Drawing Activity Sheet can be downloaded here.