The Nocturnals: The Moonlight Meeting by Tracey Hecht & Rumur Dowling

Posted October 18, 2017 by Sara 1 Comment

The perfect entree for young readers to begin devouring books independently, The Nocturnals: The Moonlight Meeting is the first in a new series of young reader chapter books that is filled with whimsy and educational content.

Fabled Films Press, the imprint of Fabled Films, a children’s media and entertainment company, is thrilled to announce Grow & Read, a new early reader program for The Nocturnals. Through this series, which was created under the supervision of reading specialists, children will develop confidence for success in reading while being delighted by traditional storytelling. The books are perfect for shared reading and reading aloud in both the classroom and at home.

In The Moonlight Meeting (September 2017), the Nocturnal Brigade: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint-sized sugar glider introduce their nighttime world to early readers who discover the meaning of friendship and sharing. The book has gorgeous illustrations, which strengthen the understanding of the story while adding whimsy and humor.

A spin-off of the acclaimed Nocturnals series — and supported by free, downloadable activities like crafts, science projects, and more — The Moonlight Meeting will capture young readers’ imaginations and get their minds thinking.

The characters of the Nocturnal Brigade are charming and entertaining, and this book about their first meeting is simple but enchanting. Besides meeting these unique figures, readers will also learn about each animal, what it means to be nocturnal, and more. But the education isn’t heavy-handed, and is woven seamlessly into the context of the story (though a “Fun Facts” section at the back of the book offers some good information for readers wanting to learn more).

Look for The Nocturnals: The Midnight Meeting in stores everywhere now.

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed and produced for film.  Her first middle grade series, The Nocturnals was launched in 2016 with The Mysterious Abductions and The Ominous Eye. The American Bookselling Association chose The Mysterious Abductions as a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. Her third book, The Fallen Star was released in May 2017.  The fourth book is set for release in February 2018.

In partnership with the New York Public Library, Tracey created a Read Aloud Writing Program in 10 schools around New York City. During the year, she continued to conduct this program in over 35 schools, libraries and bookstores across the country.  In June 2017, she launched a partnership with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation with The Nocturnals program at the broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals.  The first hospital was the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.    In September, we will be having events in Nashville, TN and Charlotte, NC.

When Tracey isn’t writing, she can be found hiking, reading or spending time with her family. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine with her husband and four children.

Catch our previous Q&A with Tracey HERE!

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