Spotlight on The Kooky Kinkajou & The Tasty Treat (Tracey Hecht), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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 Today we're excited to spotlight The Kooky Kinkajou & The Tasty Treat.

 Read on for more about Tracey Hecht, an guest post, plus an giveaway! 

 

The Grow & Read Early Reader series was created under the supervision of reading specialists to help children develop confidence for success in reading while being delighted by traditional storytelling.

The books are perfect for shared reading and reading aloud both in the classroom and at home.

 

Meet Tracey Hecht!

 

Tracey Hecht is the author of The Nocturnals, a middle grade and early reader series. In partnership with the New York Public Library, she created a Read Aloud Writing Program that is now used nationwide. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband and four children.

 

 

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Meet The Kooky Kinkajou!

 In The Kooky Kinkajou, Bismark's bored! The silly sugar glider complains to his friends—Dawn and Tobin that there’s nothing to do! So when Karina the kinkajou comes along, Bismark and the rest of the Nocturnal Brigade get a lesson on using their imaginations. Soon the three nocturnal friends are following Karina and a “sparkle sprite” over rivers, under waterfalls, and to the end of a rainbow. 

 

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Meet The Tasty Treat!

In The Tasty Treat, Dawn, a fox, can't find her friends!  Where is Tobin, her scaly pangolin friend?  And Bismark, the pint-sized sugar glider?  One by one, Dawn's friends appear, as does a juicy pomelo fruit from a tree above.  And soon enough, the three friends find themselves together, enjoying a very tasty treat!

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~ Guest Post ~

 

3 Easy Steps to Get Your Kids Addicted to Reading!

By Tracey Hecht

 

  1. Break Free

 

I am in front of a screen pretty much all day. I have my computer at work, my computer at home, and my phone for every place in between. I’m connected (read: addicted). And, probably, so are you. That’s why doing anything off screen is special. And doing something off screen, with your child, and with something that’s good for them is really special. A hat trick of parenting. Reading is all of those things. We read to our kids when they’re little, and we love it. So why do we stop when they get older? 

 

I didn’t stop reading aloud to my kids—I still haven’t—and it’s the best part of my day.  I don’t mean just at bedtime. I mean randomly: reading for 10 minutes here, for a few minutes in the car, or while I drink a glass of wine and wait for dinner to finish cooking. I keep books everywhere and I think of reading like conversation. Just have it. Just pick up a book, and have it.

 

  1. Follow Their Lead

 

If your 6-year-old boy likes soccer, buy a book on the history of the World Cup. If your tween daughter likes social drama, buy an Angus Thongs. Buy a Newbery, buy a favorite from when you were a kid. Highbrow stuff, lowbrow stuff, doesn’t matter. Put books in and around your life, and start reading. And no need to ask that your kids stop what they’re doing to listen. Just read. At first they’ll think you’re nuts and ignore you, but keep going. Read a few pages, then read a few more. Just keep reading. They’ll start to slow down what they’re doing, disengage from their activity, and slowly gather around you like you’re the Pied Piper.

 

  1. Sit Back and Enjoy!

 

As kids grow, even after they are reading on their own, reading aloud allows them to access more advanced stories and engage in higher intellectual thinking. It is also really lovely—not just for them, but for you too. We all love stories: our own stories, each other’s stories, made up stories. And sharing stories out loud does just that—allows you to share. 

 

The most surprising part is how easy it is to make happen. Start with 5 minutes a day, once or even twice. You won’t believe how much your kids start to love it. You won’t believe how much you start to love it. You won’t believe how dependent (read: addicted) you all become on it.

Tracey Hecht is the author of The Nocturnals, a middle grade and early reader series. In partnership with the New York Public Library, she created a Read Aloud Writing Program that is now used nationwide. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband and four children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kooky Kinkajou & The Tasty Treat

Author: Tracey Hecht

Publisher: Fabled Films Press

Release Date: Sept 3rd, 2019 & Oct 8th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alyssa Annico on Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:00

These look and sound really cute! Great for reluctant readers :

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These look and sound really cute! Great for reluctant readers :D:
Debra Branigan on Friday, 11 October 2019 19:20

Interesting covers for your young readers. These are interesting reads for beginning readers. Thank you for sharing.

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Interesting covers for your young readers. These are interesting reads for beginning readers. Thank you for sharing.
Victoria Scott on Sunday, 20 October 2019 13:13

These books look adorable!

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These books look adorable!
Penny Olson on Sunday, 20 October 2019 23:43

These books sound so fun and the covers are really cute.

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These books sound so fun and the covers are really cute.
Danielle Hammelef on Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:19

The covers are cute. These books sound fun to read.

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The covers are cute. These books sound fun to read.
Dan Denman on Saturday, 02 November 2019 12:20

I like the fun book cover. This promises to be another good story in a good series.

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I like the fun book cover. This promises to be another good story in a good series.

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