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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...
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Alyssa Annico
These look and sound really cute! Great for reluctant readers :... Read More
Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:00
Debra Branigan
Interesting covers for your young readers. These are interesting reads for beginning readers. Thank you for sharing.
Friday, 11 October 2019 19:20
Victoria Scott
These books look adorable!
Sunday, 20 October 2019 13:13
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Giveaway: THE NOCTURNALS: THE PECULIAR POSSUM (US Only)

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The Nocturnals: The Peculiar Possum (US Only) Written by: Tracey Hecht Illustrated by: Josie Yee Release Date: October 2018 Publisher: Fabled Films Press About the Book: In The Peculiar Possum (HC, $12.99, October 2018), the Nocturnal Brigade—Dawn, a serious fox; Tobin, a sweet pangolin; and Bismark, the loudmouthed, pint-sized sugar glider—encounter...
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Renee Moore
Looks and sounds like an adorable read! I am sure my son would love this one.
Friday, 05 October 2018 22:56
Emily
This sounds so cute!!!
Saturday, 06 October 2018 15:12
Debra Branigan
The cover will attract young readers. The storyline sounds perfect for kids.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 20:26
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Giveaway: THE SLITHERY SHAKEDOWN (US Only)

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The Slithery Shakedown (US Only) by: Tracey Hecht Release Date: April 3, 2018 Publisher: Fabled Films Press About the Book: The Nocturnal Brigade introduces their nighttime world to early readers who discover the meaning of courage and strength. In The Slithery Shakedown , three unlikely friends—Tobin, a sweet pangolin, Bismark a...
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John
All of these books have fun covers, and they sound like an excellent opportunity to learn more about pangolins!
Thursday, 29 March 2018 23:00
Marisa Fort
The cover is adorable and the synopsis sounds awesome! My son would love it!
Saturday, 31 March 2018 20:21
Michaela Sellers
This book looks and sounds so cute!
Monday, 02 April 2018 18:46
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Giveaway: THE FALLEN STAR (US Only)

Giveaway: THE FALLEN STAR (US Only)


THE FALLEN STAR (The Nocturnals Series #3) ~US Only Written by: Tracey Hecht Illustrated by: Kate Liebman Release Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher: Fabled Films Press   About the Book In  The Fallen Star , Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark awaken one evening to a disaster: all of the forest's pomelos have...
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John
The cover is charming, and I would love to learn more about pomelos and aye-ayes, whatever those are!
Friday, 21 April 2017 21:31
Penny Olson
I love the cover. I know this book will be good because I've read one of the Nocturnals books already. They are fun.
Thursday, 11 May 2017 22:39
Dan Denman
It is a good book cover. This sounds like a fun story as they work together to solve a mystery.
Thursday, 18 May 2017 10:33
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