The Chestnut Challenge

The Chestnut Challenge

The Nocturnals

Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 3

by Tracey Hecht

Illustrated by Josie Yee

Published by: Fabled Films Press

64 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, Color illustrations throughout

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781944020231
  • Published: April 2019


  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781944020224
  • Published: April 2019


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“A good series for children who love reading, science, and want to learn more on their own.”—School Library Journal

The Chestnut Challenge is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient. In this Nocturnals Level 3 Early Reader, the Brigade are playing a game of Chestnut Checkers when Chandler, a conniving chinchilla, challenges Tobin for the title of Chestnut Champion. After a series of strange distractions, the Nocturnal Brigade begins to suspect that something is not right. Chandler is a competitive chinchilla... but could he also be a cheater?

Download the series's complimentary printable activities at Sight Word Games, Makerspace Crafts, Bingo, Common Core Language Arts Educator Guide, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Activities, and More!

Includes Bonus Nocturnals Fun Facts and Animal Glossary (Ages 5-7)
Life Skill Themes include Good Sportsmanship, Playing Games for Fun, and Forgiveness.

Read All Seven of the Nocturnals Grow & Read Adventures, like The Kooky Kinkajou, which introduces Beginning Readers to Life Skill Themes such as Imagination and Accepting New Ideas.
They all feature Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider.