Explore Unique Nocturnal Animal Adaptations with Fun Facts from The Nocturnals!
This Middle Grade Nonfiction book is for Kids Ages 9–12 and has over 150 full-color animal photos.
It’s perfect for fans of National Geographic Kids and Magic Tree House Fact Tracker books.
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 learn about nighttime animals in their natural habitats.
Kids discover the special adaptations that help nocturnal animals succeed in the dark and investigate conservation efforts.
Teachers use the book in life science units as a stand alone or with the companion fiction.
Librarians use the nonfiction book in STEAM Book Clubs with the companion fiction.
Inside The Book You’ll Find:
Animals from around the world: red foxes, pangolins, sugar gliders, bats, owls, coyotes, wombats, snakes, woylies, bandicoots, crocodiles, kiwis, tuataras, aye-ayes, jerboas, and more!
Night Notes that explain unusual adaptations
Nocturnal Feature Icon Key
Animal Glossary with full-color photos
Word Glossary to build STEM vocabulary
At-Home Science Resources
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Next Generation Science & Common Core Language Arts Guide available on our website.
Can be used as a narrative read or browseable reference material.
Book is aligned to NGSS & CCSS ELA
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What People Are Saying
"[The] narration is accompanied by endearing color photographs and fun animal profiles...recurring visual cues draw attention to facts and tidbits to promote further exploration...a welcoming introduction to nighttime animals that celebrates biodiversity."
"A fictive squad of nighttime animals shines lights on some of their real cousins...likely to keep young naturalists reading well past sunset."