The Hidden Kingdom (Nocturnals #4) (Hardcover)
"The books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship and what it means to forge positive relationships."--Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
In The Nocturnals: The Hidden Kingdom, animals in the valley start to trip on the crumbling ground beneath them, water disappears, and disembodied voices are heard. Everyone assumes the forest is under an evil spell. However, it's a group of veiled creatures--a chameleon, stick bugs, leaf bugs, and other assorted camouflaged insects--that are upset because they want the valley's recognition for their hard work in preventing a drought. The Nocturnal Brigade--Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark--solve this mystery and unites the forest.
In The Hidden Kingdom, the fourth book in the critically acclaimed middle grade series, The Nocturnals, the adventures of three unlikely friends--Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a loud-mouthed sugar glider--continue with teamwork, friendship, and humor.
Bonus full color illustrations at the start of each chapter (Ages 8-10)
Visit the Nocturnals World online to download printable activities including makerspace crafts, word games, STEM projects, Bingo, language arts and science educator guides, and more
About the Author
Tracey Hecht has written, directed, and produced for film. 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. Last year, she expanded the series to include early reader books, The Peculiar Possum and The Slithery Shakedown, so that families could share the reading experience together. 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 eighty-five schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband, four children, and dog, Penny.