31 Fun Ways to Celebrate in March

Happy March! This is the month when spring officially begins. We set our clocks to daylight savings time and spend one day wearing green and pretending we're Irish! John and Crosley have made a list of one fun thing to celebrate each day in March. Want to learn more about...

5 Family Word Games

Want a screen-free family fun night? Break out the word games! Word games build vocabulary and spelling skills while encouraging interaction and creativity. Plus, they're just plain fun! Crosley and John recommend five of their favorite word games. Play on Words. This game combines the elements of Scrabble and Anagrams....

A favorite Hetherington Family Story

In time for another trip in the way-back machine. Today, we revisit a blog originally posted by Night Buddies creator Sands Hetherington on November 18, 2014. Did you know Sands has a special connection to the top hat? We’ll let him tell you the story . . . __________________ My...

Crosley Turns Pineapple Chessecake Upside Down

One of Crosely's New Year's Resolutions (Remember when we talked about resolutions a few weeks ago?) is to try new foods. He loves Fro-Madges and pineapple cheesecake but wants to branch out. He decided to start by trying some other dishes with pineapple. He's still not sure what he thinks...

Reading for Fun: Don’t Let Your Nine-year-old Lose The Magic

The Night Buddies adventures are written specifically for middle-grade readers. Who are middle-grade readers, and why are Night Buddies books just right for them? Authors like Sands Hetherington understand that middle-grade readers are generally eight to twelve years old. They read at a third- through sixth-grade level. In the UK,...

Answering Your Top Crosley Questions

Night Buddies fans have two big questions about Crosley: Why is Crosley red? Why does he do the Black Bottom dance? (And by the way, what is the Black Bottom dance?) We consulted the official Night Buddies archives, stored in Crenwinkle’s file cabinet at Night Buddies headquarters. Turns out, author...

What’s a Book Trailer?

Do you know what a book trailer is? You know when you go to the movies and they show your previews—or trailers—of upcoming movies? A book trailer is a preview of a book. The trailer usually sets the scene for the story and tells you a little about the characters...

Snow Day Fun!

The winter weather has been frightful in the Borough where John Degraffenreidt lives! He's already had two snow days off from school. He doesn't like to sit around and waste unexpected vacations watching TV or playing video games. Those are ordinary activities. John believes snow days are for extra, special...

Start 2024 with Some Wacky Celebrations

Happy New Year! We're starting the year by putting some fun, off-beat holidays on the calendar for January and February. So get ready to take a bubble bath (January 8), maybe read in the bathtub (February 9), measure your feet (January 23), and celebrate Superman's Birthday (February 29).   Thanks...

What’s the Deal with New Year’s Resolutions?

Crenwinkle (Crosley's genius brother who runs the Night Buddies Headquarters) wants to know: What's the deal with New Year's resolutions? How did they start, and do they really work? He sent John and Crosley on a Program to the Burrough library. Here is what they have discovered so far. First,...

Happy Holidays from Night Buddies

John, Cros, and the Night Buddies Gang are here to wish you Happy Holidays! Here's a Christmas Word Search you can download, print, and try at home!    

Elf on the Shelf Night Buddies Style

'Tis the season when the Elf on the Shelf gets up to all kinds of shenanigans. Crosley and Crenwinkle put on their epiphany bones together and came up with some mighty fine Excelsiors regarding what the Elf might do on a Night Buddies Program. After ensuring you had the proper...

5 Far-out Gift Ideas for Readers

John and Crosley are having fun creating their holiday wish lists. Besides pineapple cheesecakes, more whatchamacallits, a new blimp, and some iguana repellant, they have their eyes on these fun gifts to use when they are settled in, reading a favorite story. Nestl Reading Pillow. A sturdy but cozy support...

6 Fun Advent Adventures

Happy December! Last year, we ran a popular post on creating a book advent calendar. You can revisit that post here. We described how to curate books and read together in the days leading up to Christmas. Today, we share more ideas for Advent adventures. Advent is the season of...

A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Books for the Whole Family

As you're finalizing Thanksgiving plans, don't forget the books. We've gathered five suggestions (including a joke book and interactive game) for the entire family to enjoy. Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids: Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road? from Ciel Publishing. Ages 8-12 What every family gathering needs is some good,...

Crosley’s Favorite New Thanksgiving Dessert

Excelsior! Crosley is drooling just thinking about this Thanksgiving treat! It combines one of his favorite things (cheesecake) with a seasonal staple (pumpkin). Try these Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops at your feast! They are fun and so cute they can double as a centerpiece! You can make these ahead of time...

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