Road Trip! Writing Prompts for the Road

Eight years ago, Night Buddies author Sands Hetherington wrote about his adventures traveling with his son, John. In an article for The Good Men Project, Sands said, “So what’s my advice to any of you fathers out there? Hop in the car. Don’t forget maps and a GPS. Let your son or daughter hop into […]

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Start a Night Buddies Book Club

Book clubs are growing in popularity. In 2023, the number of book club events listed on Eventbrite was up 24 percent over the previous year. And middle-grade readers are getting in on the fun! Summer is the perfect time for your very own Night Buddies Book Club! You really only need three things to start […]

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Meet Sands at Burlington Book Fair

Night Buddies Author Sands Hetherington will be at the Burlington Local Author Book Fair on June 15th. Sands will join twenty other local authors for an afternoon of meeting readers and signing books. Food trucks and local favorites will make the afternoon a true celebration of reading. May Memorial Library and Pernsickety Books will be […]

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Let’s Read Outside!

Spring has sprung and some days are just too nice to stay inside, but that doesn’t mean you have to put down your book. Crosley and John have been scouring the Borough for prime outdoor reading spots. What places in your neighborhood would be good for reading? We share some ideas below. But before we […]

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April Fools Day and Other Fun!

April officially begins next Monday with April Fools Day. While we don’t know the exact history of the April Fools Day, we do know some of the most notorious pranks. On April 1, 1996, Taco Bell pranked the public by announcing it had purchased the Liberty Bell. Two years later, Burger King advertised a left-handed […]

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Why We Dye, Hide, and Roll Eggs

The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and has been associated with festivals celebrating spring for centuries. The idea of dying or decorating eggs for Easter may have started in the 1200s. Many tales have been told about why we dye, hide, and even roll eggs at Easter. We found some that might […]

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Three Secret Codes

Today, Crenwinkle is here to share some top-secret info. He’ll show us three ways to create a secret code. The secret to secret codes is that both the sender and the recipient must agree on how the code works. Grab a pencil and paper, and get ready to learn this very important Night Buddies skill! […]

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Night Buddies on Tour (and a Giveaway!)

John, Crosley, the iguanas, and the rest of the Night Buddies Gang are on tour this week across the internet! There will be interviews, reviews, and hijinx along the way. Here’s what The Children’s Book Review had to say: “Night Buddies and Evil School Bus #264 is an entertaining, fast-paced read, great for middle-grade readers […]

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