The Nocturnals was launched to critical acclaim in 2016 with The Mysterious Abductions, a Kids' Indie Next List Pick, and The Ominous Eye. The Fallen Star published in May 2017, and the first Early Reader in September 2017. The fourth book, The Hidden Kingdom, published in February 2018.
The Nocturnals features three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint-sized sugar glider. The stories all play out in their nighttime world with teamwork, friendship, and humor in every adventure.
National Education and Library Programs
Fountas and Pinnell Level T and Lexile Level 580L. Previous books in the series have been Fountas & Pinnell S and Lexile 530L-630L Appropriate for 4th and 5th graders. Paperback Bonus Content includes animal glossary, book club questions, and author interview.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
In partnership with the New York Public Library, Tracey Hecht created a Read Aloud Writing Program that she has since conducted—both in person and virtually—in over one hundred schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country.
ZOO PARTNERS: MINNESOTA ZOO & PROSPECT PARK ZOO
Last year, Fabled Films Press partnered with the Minnesota Zoo for an Early EdZOOCation Day with over 1,200 students from preschools and Head Start programs. At the event, Tracey Hecht conducted a storytime using The Peculiar Possum and played The Nocturnals Kindness Game with children. It was the second program the brand had run with a zoo—the Prospect Park Zoo held a similar event during the Brooklyn Book Festival.
WYNDHAM GRAND HOTELS
Wyndham Grand Hotels used Tracey Hecht and The Mysterious Abductions to launch a nationwide family program called Reconnected, a Family Experience, which reminds families to slow down and enjoy their time together. The program was further expanded to include a giveaway of the book in phone-free zones on the properties.
RYAN SEACREST FOUNDATION
Fabled Films Press partnered with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to bring The Nocturnals program to broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals for children and their families in Washington D.C., Nashville, and Charlotte.
Exceptional Turnkey Bookstore Event Kit & Educational Program
Discover Nocturnals' educational activities including Common Core Language Arts and Next Generation Science Guides, book club questions, and a Turnkey Event Kit on our website nocturnalsworld.com. Crafts and word games such as Reader's Theater, Brigade Mask Craft, Kindness Game, and Nocturnals Bingo are also available.