The Hidden Kingdom
The Nocturnals Book 4
Published by: Fabled Films Press
"The books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship."—Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
In the fourth middle grade chapter book, The Hidden Kingdom, animals in the valley start to trip on the crumbling ground beneath them, water disappears, and strange voices are heard. Everyone assumes the forest is under a spell. However, it’s a group of veiled creatures—a chameleon, stick bugs, leaf bugs, and other assorted camouflaged insects—that are upset because they want the valley’s recognition for their hard work in preventing a drought. The Nocturnal Brigade—Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark—solves this mystery and unites the forest.
GREAT FOR SUMMER READING!
Download the series's complimentary printable online activities at nocturnalsworld.com: animal mask crafts, bingo, word games, discussion questions, and Common Core Language Arts and Next Generation Science educator guides.
Bonus full color illustrations at the start of each chapter (Ages 8-10)
The Nocturnals is a critically acclaimed middle grade chapter book series following three unlikely friends—Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night.
“Featuring spirited animal characters who deal with real-life scenarios in a relatable way...the books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship and what it means to forge positive relationships.”—Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
“The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud.”—New York Post
“The Nocturnals is an enchanting story about a group of animals who band together to protect their friends and find adventure. The characters are delightful and the nighttime landscape is captivating. It was just as I expected—because the best stories always take place in the dark!”—R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
“Wacky illustrations and another plot that twists and turns and teeters with cliff-hangers will keep fans enthralled. Check out the website (NocturnalsWorld.com) for extensive activities for kids and support materials for educators.”—Booklist
“With numerous sequels already in the pipeline, Tracey Hecht's whimsical animal adventure is poised to deliver a raft of silliness, sweetness, and positive messages for years to come.”—Common Sense Media
“Tracey Hecht’s first novel is an appealing page-turner for middle-school readers, combining a likable cadre of unusual animal characters with fast-paced, clever dialogue and, of course, plenty of suspense.”—BookPage