Night Creatures

Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep while You Sleep

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

As the sun sets, night creatures awaken. In their rural backyard, a parent and child camp out, watching as fireflies flicker, bats flap, and rabbits race. Atmospheric illustrations bring the nocturnal world to life in this lyrical and informative picture book.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-09-07
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF003320, JNF042000, JNF051150
Dewey 591.5/18
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 460
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Keystone to Reading Book Award Nominee, Nominated, 2022
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2022

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Rhythmic and soothing, just right for a bedtime story. . . . Well executed.”—Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“A simple poem accompanies richly painted illustrations.”—School Library Journal

Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch

Rebecca E. Hirsch is an award- winning children's author with a PhD in plant biology. Her picture books include Plants Can't Sit Still and Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep while You Sleep. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at rebeccahirsch.com.

Illustrator: Sonia Possentini

Sonia Possentini is an award-winning fine artist and illustrator in Modena, Italy. Sonia received a degree in Art History from the DAMS institute at Bologna University, and she teaches illustration at the Reggio Emilia International School of Comics.

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Night Creatures

As the sun sets, night creatures awaken. In their rural backyard, a parent and child camp out, watching as fireflies flicker, bats flap, and rabbits race. Atmospheric illustrations bring the nocturnal world to life in this lyrical and informative picture book. View available downloads →