10 Great Bedtime Books
Bedtime is way too long for boring books. Wind down your day with giggles & sweet smiles with these 10 great reads for kids 0-5.
What we look for in books to wind down:
Books that discuss bedtime, dreaming, nighttime routines, etc
Books with soothing “cool”colors - blues, blacks, etc
Books with swaying rhythms that “rock” your child to sleep
Dive into any or all of these great reads & send your munchkin off to a sweet, happy sleep.
Goodnight Moon. The ultimate classic bedtime book. Say goodnight to the great green room & join generations of parents loving Margaret Wise Brown’s classic. Click here to download our Goodnight Moon reading guide and enjoy conversation starters, creative writing prompts & a Goodnight Moon craft.
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. One of our all time favorites for its engaging rhyme & relatable message - sometimes Mama is busy!
The Napping House by Audrey Wood. One by one, sleepy people & animals climb into Granny’s big bed to sleep, until the very last one wakes everyone up
Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton. Everyone in the forest is getting sleepy, but Little Bear thinks he can stay awake a bit longer. We love this book for its dreamy illustrations
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. We love this book for its sweet sendoff into dreamland.
Goodnight Already by Jory John. We love the giggles in this story. Duck is determined to keep a very sleepy Bear awake. It’s cookies & cards and questions until the tables turn. Lots of great opportunities to play with voices.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen. Rhymes and familiar bedtime tricks will entertain & lull your little one to sleep. How does a dinosaur say good night when Papa comes in to turn off the light? Does a dinosaur slam his tail and pout? Does he throw his teddy bear all about?
Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban. Frances knows every trick in the bedtime delay playbook - she needs a glass of milk, a kiss from mommy, a kiss from daddy, her teddy bear, another kiss. Little ones (and parents) will giggle knowingly.
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton. A joyful, silly group of animals scrub in the tub, brush their teeth & rock to sleep with happy rhymes along the way.
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story — and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself. Click here to download our Interrupting Chicken reading guide for conversation starters, a craft & a creative writing prompt.