Boys Who Read

In 2016, author Sands Hetherington, who was a single parent raising a son, started a campaign called Boys Who Read, which encouraged children and parents together to make reading an enjoyable habit in their lives. Seven years later, it’s worth revisiting and renewing our efforts to create a generation of kids who love to read.  […]

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The Night Buddies World

Worldbuilding can be one of the most fun and exciting parts of writing. Night Buddies, author Sands Hetherington, wanted John’s world to feel familiar but not too particular. While some people guess the action is set in New York City, Sands says, “I realize it has NYC aspects, but I just wanted any big city […]

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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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