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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Coming Soon…

We have news! The fourth Night Buddies Adventure will be coming your way very soon! Night Buddies and Evil School Bus #264 is in the design stage and will be ready for bedtime reading in the coming months. Jeeks!* We’re excited to share Crosley and John’s latest adventure with you. While we can’t reveal all the […]

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The Iguana Gang

As we get ready to launch book four in the Night Buddies series, we jump into the way back machine to answer a burning question: What’s up with the iguanas? The way back machine takes us to a post from eight years ago: Understanding the Iguana Gang. If you’ve read the Night Buddies books, you […]

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Revisiting Sand’s Favorite Ghost Story

Today we jump in the way-back machine to retell author Sands Hetherington’s favorite ghost story. But first, let’s explore why we like ghost stories. An article in the Harvard Business Review summarized the psychology behind why we love (or hate) ghost stories. Three reasons we are drawn to horror stories are: They provide Stimulation. “Fright […]

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Happy Birthday, Night Buddies!

Night Buddies is now ten years old! The very first Night Buddies Adventure, Night Buddies and The Pineapple Cheesecake Scare, was released in the Summer of 2012. The fourth book, Night Buddies and The Evil School Bus will be out soon! It all started with night adventures conjured by author Sands Hetherington and his son John. […]

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Crosley’s Crusted Creme Fro-Madge

Today, we go into the Night Buddies archives to find Crosley’s favorite snack recipe. In May 2014, we originally published the recipe for Crusted Creme Fro-Madge.  Here it is again. It’s the perfect treat to celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer. Enjoy! Share pictures of your Fro-Madge with us on social […]

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Rewind: Our 2015 Interview with Crenwinkle

Night Buddies is celebrating the the10th anniversary of John, Crosley, and the rest of the Night Buddies crew. Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare was published on June 12, 2012. Later this year, the fourth adventure, Night Buddies and the Evil School Bus, will be released. Today, we revisit an interview first published in […]

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The Night Buddies Glossary

Night Buddies John and Crosley have a special language filled with words that not all parents understand. Fortunately, each Night Buddies adventure contains a glossary. Here is a sampling so you can start the year by brushing up on Crosley speak: Snerk!, Snk-Snork!, Wuff!, Fup!: Waking up noises Snog!, Gnf!, Gorf!, Gak!, Snert!, Snorf!: Expressing […]

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