Sands Love of Dogs!

Night Buddies creator Sands Hetherington loves dogs! He loves them almost as much as nighttime programs and red crocodiles. Dogs have always been a part of the author’s life, beginning with Whiskers, a cocker spaniel. When his wonderful boxer Hube died, he despaired of finding a boxer who could match him and instead got a […]

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Sands’ Journey

As we prepare to launch the fourth Night Buddies adventure, we thought we’d revisit author Sands Hetherinton’s journey from single dad to author. Sands wrote about his transition to full-time dad and then to author for The Good Men Project in October 2015.    When my son John was born, I didn’t expect to become […]

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Best Middle-Grade Fiction 2022, Part 2

Today we bring you part two of librarians’ picks for the best middle-grade fiction of 2022. Each year, the School Library Journal names its top books. We share four more of their selections for readers eight through twelve with your today. The books are presented in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Descriptions come […]

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Wacky Holidays to Celebrate in 2023

Who doesn’t love a good holiday? It’s fun to look forward to special days and to plan special celebrations. But don’t limit yourself to the BIG holidays; pick some unusual, lesser-known holidays and observances and incorporate them into your 2023 plans. HolidaysandObservances.com offers hundreds of suggestions, but we’ve listed a few of our favorites for […]

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A Holiday Gift from John and Cros

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah! John and Cros have a special holiday treat for you! They planned to send pineapple cheesecake, but when they go to the factory, it was a mess! And Jones, the pineapple cheesecake machine was jammed! So, they decided to share a scene from the upcoming Night Buddies No. 4: Night […]

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Create a Reading Advent Calendar

Advent calendars are more popular than ever! You can find calendars that count the days to Christmas with socks, chocolates, pet treats, and Lego figures. But you can start one of the best advent countdown traditions at home with a story advent calendar. First, decide how many days you want to count down to Christmas. […]

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Meet Natalie

The Night Buddies gang is pleased as punch to introduce Natalie Leininger. Natalie is a talented young artist who illustrated the fourth book in the Night Buddies series, Night Buddies and Evil School Bus #264. You can see one of her illustrations from the book below. Natalie grew up in New Jersey and has been drawing […]

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Crosleys Thanksgiving List

Happy Thanksgiving from the Night Buddies Gang! As you enjoy your favorite foods and time with your family, Cros and John are preparing for new adventures. Crosley did pause between mouthfuls of Crusted Crème Fro-Madges to jot down what he is thankful for this year. I’m thankful for my brother Crenwinkle. He’s the genius who […]

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COVER REVEAL!

Jeeks! John and Crosley will so be back with a new program! Night Buddies and Evil School Bus #264 is about to hit the presses. Today—FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!—we’re sharing the cover with you! Drum roll, please…     Ta Da! As you can see from the cover. The iguanas are back and up to […]

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