Night Creepers

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Night Creepers
A perfect nap or bedtime story told with short, lyrical text, young readers learn about crepuscular and nocturnal animals and some of their behaviors. Older readers learn more about each animal with sidebar information.

This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Night Creepers is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap the animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.

Written by Linda Stanek, Illustrated by Shennen Bersani
32 pg, 8.5 X 10, Ages 3-7, Grades K-3, Lexile: 780, AR: 4.0, F&P: P
Hardcover 9781607183228 $17.95  
Paperback 9781607183235 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781607183259 $11.95  
French Paperback 9781643516097 $11.95  
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Spanish EBook 9781607183570 Purchase Here
French EBook 9781643516127 Purchase Here
Keywords:   nocturnal animals, crepuscular animals, diurnal, night adaptations, light shine, eyeshine
Animals in the book:   red fox, wolf, bat, flying squirrel, skunk, opossum, bullfrog, firefly, raccoon, owl, bobcat, white-tailed deer
Vetters:   Thanks to Kenneth Rainer, Education Coordinator at the GTM Research Reserve, and Cathleen McConnell, Community and Guest Engagement, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.


The book works equally well for lap-sitters and older children since these rhyming verses accompany longer paragraphs about each species
- Kirkus Reviews

"Night Creepers" is a beautifully illustrated, natural nocturnal animals litany presented in a sleepy succession of poetry -illuminated portraits with additional animal facts in sidebars on each page. Children will love being prepared for their sleeping time while learning about these species of nocturnal animals..."Night Creepers" is highly recommended for children age 3 and up.
-Midwest Book Review

The information is well researched and the writing is clear and concise. The structure of this book makes it perfect for siblings a few years apart in age to read together. In addition, there is some good back matter for further learning. This book will be a welcome addition to any family or school library.
-San Francisco Book Review

Author/Illustrator Info:

As an early and middle childhood educator, Linda Stanek wants to inspire young learners, including children with written language disabilities, to write about things that excite them. Her own passion for saving endangered animals and teaching children about the importance of each link in natural world provide the inspiration for Once Upon an Elephant. Linda has also written The Pig and Miss Prudence and Beco's Big Year: A Baby Elephant Turns One. Linda has two grown sons and lives in Ohio with her husband and feline family members. Visit her website at

Shennen Bersani is an award-winning illustrator with 2 million copies of her books cherished and read by children, parents, and teachers throughout the world. Her art delivers heartfelt emotion, the wonders of nature and science, and creates a unique joy for learning. Some of Shennen's other illustrated works include River Otter's Adventures; Night Creepers; Cheetah Dreams; Animal Partners; Astro: The Steller Sea Lion; Home in the Cave; The Glaciers are Melting!; Once Upon an Elephant (CBC Children's Choice Book Award); Salamander Season; Sea Slime: It’s Eeuwy, Gooey and Under the Sea; The Shape Family Babies; and Shark Baby for Arbordale. She is also the author and illustrator of Achoo! Why Pollen Counts. Shennen lives with her family near Boston. Visit her website at


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