RWYK Author Interview: Tracey Hecht

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Reading with Your Kids Podcast Ft. Tracey Hecht: Where Is Your Pangolin?

Happy Sunday RWYK Family!

Tracey Hecht is on the Reading with Your Kids podcast to celebrate The Nocturnals, a series of adventure books written by her and illustrated by Kate Liebman. This delightful series celebrates the friendships between Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, the loud-mouthed, pint-sized sugar glider. The stories all play out in their nighttime world with teamwork, friendship, and humor in every adventure.

Tune in to learn all about a book series filled with adventure, humor, and mystery under the stars!



More about the Author

Tracey Hecht, a writer and entrepreneur who created The NocturnalsTracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who created The Nocturnals, the critically acclaimed middle grade and early reader series. The American Booksellers Association chose her first book, The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions, as a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. With the New York Public Library, she has also created a Read Aloud Writing Program that has since been conducted in over 100 schools, libraries, and bookstores. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband and four children.


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More about The Nocturnals 

The Nocturnals is a series of adventure books written by Tracey Hecht and illustrated by Kate Liebman, featuring spirited animal characters who deal with real-life scenarios in a relatable way. As well as being light and entertaining, the books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship and what it means to forge positive relationships.

In the critically acclaimed middle grade series, we meet three unlikely friends—Dawn, serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, the pint-sized sugar glider. The adventures continue with captivating plot twists and plenty of humor as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night.

Join the Nocturnal Brigade for a Flabbergastifying Adventure!


The Nocturnals series by Tracey Hecht




Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • How does it feel like to create a children’s book series that is so popular? (04:00)
  • Tell us all about The Nocturnals series.
  • Can you talk about the three main characters in The Nocturnals, and what they stand for?
  • Can you please highlight some of the values of reading with the elder kids who can read? (12:55)
  • The importance of talking to your kids about difficult subjects. (15:00)
  • How can parents use your children’s book series to start a conversation about disarming real-life bullies?



A big thank you to Tracey Hecht for joining us and for sharing her wonderful books with us!


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