The Chestnut Challenge
Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 3
Published by: Fabled Films Press
“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?
GREAT BEGINNING READERS FOR SUMMER!
Download the series's complimentary printable activities at NocturnalsWorld.com: 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.
Reviews for The Chestnut Challenge
“Fans of the series will find colorful illustrations interspersed with text to help young independent readers follow the story…the theme of an honest game will likely resonate with this intended audience.”—School Library Journal
“Recommended List in Continuing Series."—Kirkus
“Young readers ages 6-8 will delight in this entertaining animal adventure while learning about the themes of playing games for fun and displaying good sportsmanship…especially and unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library collections.”—Midwest Book Review
"This is such a fun Early Reader book that is not just entertaining to read, it also teaches the moral lesson of fair play. I believe parents/grandparents will enjoy reading this book to their little ones. Younger readers will love all the Nocturnals books, this is another fun-to-read story in this collection and a great bedtime book."—Story Monsters
Praise for The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader Series
"Beginning readers will enjoy this tale and will cheer on the threesome who defeat a bully by using their words.”—School Library Journal
“Hecht successfully set the stage for more adventurous outings down the road...”—Publishers Weekly
"This tale uses plenty of important vocabulary words, easily decipherable within context, while showing how friends who stick together can facedown even the meanest bully."—Booklist
“The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud.”—New York Post
- Kirkus Reviews
- Mom's Choice Award