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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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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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 these holidays? Visit HolidaysandObservances.com. You […]

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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. Players build words from card […]

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