The Nocturnals Animal Nonfiction Book Collection by Tracey Hecht
Connect Kids to the Science Behind the Series!
Pair The Nocturnals Fiction and Nonfiction: A Staple Lesson for Elementary Teachers
"How had I NOT heard of The Nocturnals series by Tracey Hecht? It’s an early reader/middle grade reading adventure that pairs fiction and nonfiction with incredible resources and lovable character friends..." - Lara Ivey
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How to Build a Mini Animal Habitat for The Nocturnals
Can you build an animal its very own mini habitat that meets all its needs? You can make one for the pangolin, sugar glider, or fox using the information in The Nocturnals nonfiction books, or you can choose your own nocturnal animal to research!
Get Ready for Halloween with Nocturnals Face Painting Instructions!
Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween? Have a Face Painting Party! Follow the video instructions below to transform your child into a member of the Nocturnal Brigade.
The Nocturnals Word Search Writing Activity
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Summer Reading Craft: DIY Imagination River
Find this activity in The Kooky Kinkajou Social and Emotional Learning Program on page 2!
Unusual Baby Nocturnal Animal Facts to Put a Smile on Your Face
Cuteness overload! Here are some unusual facts about baby animals from The Nocturnals nonfiction books to support summer learning and put a smile on your face.
Boredom Be Gone! 8 Fun Activities for Kids Ages 7-12 to Support Summer Reading
Summer is just around the corner! Need some fun things to fill those long summer days? The Nocturnals Summer Reading Kit is jam-packed with Nocturnals-themed learning activities that support kids’ reading comprehension and STEAM skills using the fiction and nonfiction books—everything you need to have an awesome and educational summer!
Use The Weeping Wombat to Learn Empathy for Mental Health Awareness Month
3 Easy Ways to Protect Wildlife on Earth Day!
April 22nd is Earth Day! This year’s theme is Invest in Our Planet—a cause near and dear to our hearts. Our friends in the wild are disappearing at an alarming rate as a result of human activity. Poaching, climate change, pollution, and habitat loss are devastating our planet. Thankfully, there’s hope! If we work together, we can save endangered species from total extinction. Here are three easy ways you and your family can help protect at-risk species and improve the health of our planet...
Visit Your Favorite Nocturnal Animal on National Zoo Lovers Day
April 8th is National Zoo Lovers Day! It's celebrated annually to encourage the public to explore their local zoos and show appreciation for the education and awareness that zoos bring to their communities.
Happy World Pangolin Day! Discover 4 Mind-Boggling Pangolin Features
World Pangolin Day is celebrated every February to raise awareness about pangolins– including our favorite pangolin, Tobin, from The Nocturnals book series by Tracey Hecht. You may have noticed pangolins are unique-looking creatures, but what you may not know is that pangolins' features are designed to help them survive. All their physical attributes perform a specific job! Here are four features that help pangolins defend themselves in the wild.
Write a Poem for National Poetry Month!
Celebrate National Poetry Month by writing a poem with the Nocturnals!
9 Ways to Keep Spring Break Fun from The Nocturnals!
Book Recommendations for Black History Month!
Celebrate Black authors this month and every month with these three books: a young adult novel, a middle grade book, and a picture book. These stories invite readers into diverse experiences of everyday life that showcase the strength of family and friendship.
Celebrate World Pangolin Day with Tobin from The Nocturnals!
While writing The Nocturnals book series, it was really important to me to use the physiologies of the animals and their unique characteristics to inform and develop the characters and to enhance the plot and story dynamic. The details I learn about the nocturnal world constantly inspire and engage me. For World Pangolin Day (February 19, 2022), I am sharing some interesting facts I learned about pangolins while researching for Tobin, the sweet pangolin in the Nocturnals.
No Name-Calling Week: Kindness and Empathy in The Nocturnals
This week is No Name-Calling Week, which brings awareness to the problem of bullying and teaches kids to respect other people’s differences. Often times when someone looks or acts in a way that seems different, it can feel unknown or even scary for kids. It may make them want to call that person names or treat them badly, especially if they think that person might be threatening.
Storytelling Can Show Children the Value of Friendship
January is here, and the rush of the holidays is over. As we settle into the calm of winter, it’s the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on all the good things in our lives. For us, these include family, friends, and you—our readers—who enjoy all the stories about the Nocturnals .
12 Days of Fun Family Activities for the Holidays
The holidays may be a hectic time of year, but all you need is a little creativity to celebrate the season with those you love. Here are twelve days’ worth of activities to get you in the holiday spirit and connect you with your family and friends—wherever they may be.
3 New Animal Books for Middle Graders!
This fall season has brought a few new middle grade animal books into our lives! If you like The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions for its lovable characters, its mystery and adventure, and its demonstration of courage and other SEL themes, check out these three new animal-filled chapter books...