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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Book Showcase: THE MOONLIGHT MEETING by Tracey Hecht and Rumur Dowling

Hello, my bookish peeps. As you know, I don't read a lot of YA (okay, I do read some YA but I don't review YA anymore), Middle Grade, or Grow & Read Early Reader books, but when I was offered the opportunity to once again showcase another book from The Nocturnals series by Tracey Hecht and Rumur Dowling/illustrated by Waymond Singleton I had to feature the book. I hope your teeny divas and divos will enjoy this book and if you think they might, scroll down and enter the giveaway for book one in The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader series, The Moonlight Meeting.

The Moonlight Meeting (The Nocturnals #1) by Tracey Hecht and Rumur Dowling
ISBN: 9781944020149 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781944020156 (paper over board)
Publisher: Fabled Films Press
Release Date: September 26, 2017

In The Moonlight Meeting, the Nocturnal Brigade: Tobin, Bismark, and Dawn introduce their nighttime world to early readers. The story is told with plenty of humor and emphasizes friendship, sharing, and adventure. 

Bonus Content: Fun Facts about animals and their world.

Fountas & Pinnell: Guided Reading Level: L  Lexile Ranking: 480L  •  Grade Level Equivalent: 1-2 Interest Level by Grade: Pre-K to 3rd


"Physical characteristics, personality quirks, and the beginnings of their mutual trust and friendship are aptly portrayed through both words and pictures. A few "Nocturnals Fun Facts” at the end should help with any factual queries. Whether listening, reading along, or launching individual attempts, satisfied readers will be ready and waiting for the next installment.”Booklist 

"The pared-down narration and dialogue quickly establish their personalities, as does Singleton's cartoon artwork, which shows the characters striking expressive poses midconflict….Hecht and Dowling successfully set the stage for more adventurous outings down the road...”Publishers Weekly

Meet the author:

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, events took place 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. 

Connect with the author at

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Enter to win a print copy of The Moonlight Meeting by Tracey Hecht and Rumur Dowling AND a fox plush wearing a Nocturnals Brigade cape courtesy of Fabled Films Press (giveaway open to US residents only, sorry). 

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET on Monday, 11/06/2017 and the winner will be announced after 9:00 AM ET on Tuesday, 11/07/2017.

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The Moonlight Meeting: The Nocturnals

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