"A good series for children who love reading, science, and want to learn more on their own."--School Library JournalIn this Nocturnals Level 2 Early Reader, The Peculiar Possum, Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark encounter strange sounds and smells in the valley. When an unfamiliar animal--a possum--appears and seems strange, Bismark is not pleased Soon, Penny the Possum shows the Nocturnal Brigade how being different is also a reason to be proud. GREAT BEGINNING READERS FOR SUMMER
Download the series's complimentary printable activities at NocturnalsWorld.com: Sight Word Games, Makerspace Crafts, Bingo, Common Core Language Arts Educator Guide, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Activities, and More Includes Bonus Nocturnals Fun Facts and a Glossary of Peculiar Words from Different Languages (Ages 5-7)
Life Skill Themes include Accepting Differences, Empathy, and Kindness. Read All Seven of the Nocturnals Grow & Read Adventures, like The Moonlight Meeting, which introduces Beginning Readers to Life Skill Themes such as Friendship and Sharing.
They all feature Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider.
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. In addition, her Grow & Read early reader book, The Chestnut Challenge, was given a Mom's Choice Gold Award. 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 100 schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. Other books in the Nocturnals Grow & Read early reader book series include The Tasty Treat, The Moonlight Meeting, The Peculiar Possum, The Slithery Shakedown, The Kooky Kinkajou, The Best Burp and The Weeping Wombat. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband and four children.