Night Buddies - Adventures After Lights Out

Coming in March 2015!

Night Buddies Book 3

Night Buddies: An Award-Winning, Innovative Series of Chapter Books for Kids, Ages 7+

A boy… a red crocodile… a collection of magic whatchamacallits… and other truly inventive characters…

Night Buddies revolves around the nighttime adventures of a young boy named John, who is not ready to go to sleep, and a bright red crocodile named Crosley who turns up under John’s bed. As the stories in each book open, this unlikely pair sneaks out of John’s house using Crosley’s I-ain’t-here doodad, which makes them invisible to John’s parents. They embark on their Program, the Night Buddies word for Adventure, and make their way around the Borough chasing down enemies and cleaning up the mishaps at hand.

These adventures after lights-out will delight any young reader who relishes an adventure/fantasy in the wee hours of the night.
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Nightbuddies, Impostors and One Far-Out Flying Machine is a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winner (Reading Skills/Literacy), a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner (Juvenile Fiction), a Finalist in Children’s Fiction in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards, and a winner of the Global Ebook Awards!

Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine

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Indie Excellence Award Reader Views Award Pinnacle Award Independent Publisher Award USA Book News Award Global Ebook Awards


“Kids love these adventures because they are visual, inventive, engage the absurd, and still mix a level of adventure with anxiety regarding the antics of the players. It is another success for Sands Hetherington!”
5 stars
Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer

“Another great Night Buddies epic adventure and mystery, in an incredible, delicious word salad narrative style that absolutely keeps the pages turning. Quirky black and white illustrations add to the high interest and excitement, and language, language, language, complete with expressive, changing type fonts and wonderful made-up words, describe the indescribable…a fantastic series to engage, entertain, and educate young readers (ages 9 and up) effortlessly.”
Midwest Book Review

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Learn more about the first book: Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare

Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare, winner of Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Juvenile Fiction!

The first book in the Night Buddies series is Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare. The Program for the night is to find out why all of the pineapple cheesecakes in the world’s only pineapple cheesecake factory are disappearing!

“This little book is a winner!” —Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Amazon Reviewer

“…The right ingredients for a classic children’s whodunit—talking animals, an unsolved mystery and a brave hero willing to face unforeseen foes…” —Kirkus

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Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine is a winner in the 2014 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards!

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