Books for Kids - Bedtime

Enjoy this list of bedtime stories to help your toddlers or preschoolers get ready for bed.

Updated May 22, 2023
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Teddy bedtime
Birkett, Georgie
Get ready for bed with Teddy the stuffed animal bear and his friends in this sweet bedtime book. Teddy and his friends love to play and sing, until it's time to get ready for bed! Join them as they splash in the tub, brush their teeth, and cuddle up to say "Goodnight!"
Monkey bedtime
English, Alex
Suddenly I heard an EEK, a TAP TAP on the pane. A tiny little monkey face was peering through the rain. I'm sure my mom won't mind, I thought. He's really very small. One tiny pygmy marmoset could do no harm at all. . . When a little boy...
Baby bedtime
Fox, Mem
A lullaby to babies everywhere, Baby Bedtime is a lyrical tribute to the love inspired by the little people in our lives.This enchanting read-aloud story combines the talents of Australia's premier picture-book writer, Mem Fox, author of Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep?, and acclaimed...
A bedtime for Bear
Becker, Bonny.
When the impish Mouse comes to spend the night, Bear is in for a rude--and very funny--awakening in this irresistible story starring the unlikely pair. Bear must have absolute quiet when he goes to bed. He likes to set out his glass of water, adjust his nightcap, fluff his...
Little Owl's bedtime
Gliori, Debi
_______________From the author of the bestselling No Matter What comes another irresistible Little Owl story, perfect for wakeful little night owls struggling to get to sleep.Little Owl doesn't want to go to bed . . .His pillow is too lumpy, his quilt is too hot and what...
Will you help me fall asleep?
Kang, Anna
From the author-illustrator team of You Are (Not) Small, winner of the 2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, comes another adorable picture book featuring Monty. Hey, you. Yes, you! Monty needs YOUR help! Tomorrow is the annual boat race and Monty needs as much energy as possible to make...
Good night like this
Murphy, Mary
From the creator of A Kiss Like This and Say Hello Like This! comes a third adorable animal story to share -- this one for bedtime. Filled with dreamy, colorful art, this is the perfect soothing bedtime book for little children. The rhythmic text is just right for...
Twenty yawns
Smiley, Jane
A Huffington Post Best Children's Book of the Year From Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo. As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How...
Sleepy Sheepy
Cummins, Lucy Ruth
From critically acclaimed author Lucy Ruth Cummins and Pete Oswald, New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Sour Grape, comes a rhyming bedtime tale featuring brand new picture book character Sleepy Sheepy, a sheep who is definitely NOT sleepy! Sleepy...
Goodnight already!
John, Jory
*An E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book* A hilarious bedtime book from the award-winning creators of I Love You Already!, Come Home Already!, and All Right Already! Bear is exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Duck is wide awake. All he wants is to hang out . . . with...
Goodnight moon
Brown, Margaret Wise
In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight...
Baby, sleepy baby

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