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Bedtime Stories

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Board Books

Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton
Pull on the bottoms. Put on the top. Get yourself set to pajama-dee-bop – it's pajama time!

Snoozers by Sandra Boynton
Enjoy seven different bedtime stories for little listeners. Guided by the colorful picture tabs, children can find whichever story they want to hear.

Night Night Dino-Snores by Nicola Edwards
Now the sun's rays sink low in the sky; soon the bright stars will be shining up high. At last it is bedtime for all dinosaurs – the air will soon echo with loud dino-snores!

Good Night Yoga by Mariam Gates
Enjoy both a bedtime story and a series of simple poses for following the natural world as it comes to rest at day's end.

A Hundred Kisses Before Bedtime by Mack van Gageldonk
Before going to bed, Chick wants to give all the animals a good-night kiss. From the big lion to the little hedgehog, they all get a sweet kiss from little Chick. Until he gets tired himself . . .

The Goodnight Train by June Sobel
A child's bedtime ritual follows the imaginary journey of the Goodnight Train's trip to the dreamland station.



The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
An assortment of animals on a boat take a bath, put on their pajamas, brush their teeth, and exercise before going to bed.

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.

Tuck Me In by Dean Hacohen
Help tuck in baby animals at bedtime using pages with flaps to serve as blankets.

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.

Goodnight Already! by Jory John
Bear has never been so tired but his next-door neighbor, a wide-awake duck, keeps disturbing his sleep.

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
"Good night, Gorilla," says the zookeeper. But mischievous Gorilla isn't quite ready to go to sleep. He'd rather follow the zookeeper on his rounds and let all of the other animals out of their cages.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherry Duskey Rinker
At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley
As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep?

The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh
Enjoy a celebration of kisses from the sleepy goodnight kiss and the splishy splashy fish kiss to the sticky lipstick kiss and finally the best kiss of all.


Easy Fiction

Moon Bear by Frank Asch
Worried that the moon is growing smaller each night, Bear decides to do something about it.

Nightsong by Ari Berk
Chiro, a young bat, is nervous about flying into the world for the first time without his mother, especially on a very dark night, but he soon learns to rely on his "song" to find his way and stay safe.

Goodnight Moon 123 by Margaret Wise Brown
A little bunny counts and bids goodnight to all the objects in his room before falling asleep.

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues to change in size. Some pages fold out to display particularly large pictures.

Tomorrow Most Likely by Dave Eggers
Told in rhyme, a little boy, tucked into his bed, thinks of all the wonderful and ordinary things he will see and do tomorrow.

Ten Minutes to Bed Little Mermaid by Rhiannon Fielding
It's almost bedtime in the kingdom of the merpeople, but Splash, the smallest mermaid in the land, is not done exploring despite the 10-minute deadline.

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes
A beloved and very sleepy little boy resists his mother's efforts to put him to bed.

Time for Bed? by Susan Hood
A young girl tries various excuses to postpone bedtime, only to have difficulty getting up in the morning.

Toasty by Sarah Hwang
Toasty, a piece of toast, believes he is a dog deep down in his crumbs, but realizes he is very different from all the other dogs.

Counting Kisses by Karen Katz
How many kisses does a tired baby need to change her from crying into sleeping?

Mushroom Lullaby by Kenneth Kraegel
The lulling narration and warm illustrations of this charmingly quirky book will have drowsy young ones settling into their own comfy beds, ready to drift off to sleep.

One Drowsy Dragon by Ethan Long
As one dragon tries to take a nap, his 10 little dragons, in increasing numbers, disturb his sleep by making milk shakes, screaming at scary movies, and playing loud games.

Sleep Train by Jonathan London
After climbing into bed with his book, a little boy goes on a bedtime adventure as he counts the train cars between the engine and the caboose.

Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
This interactive picture book showcases the beauty of nighttime.

Baby Bat’s Lullaby by Jacquelyn Mitchard
With loving words, a mother bat lulls her baby to sleep.

A Home Under the Stars by Andy Chou Musser
When his family moves to the city, Toby misses seeing stars, but soon he meets some wild animals who all need the North Star to show their way home.

For all the Stars Across the Sky by Karl Newson
This beautiful new bedtime classic celebrates the immeasurable love between a mummy and baby. For all the stars across the sky, big and little and bright – here's a wish from me to you, before we say goodnight . . .

Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd
As family members braid, brush, twirl, roll, and tighten their hair before bedtime, putting on kerchiefs, wave caps, and other protective items, the little sister cannot find her bonnet.

Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
In a reversal of the classic bedtime story, a child helps her mommy get ready for bed, enduring pleas for one more book, five more minutes of play time, and a glass of water before the lights go out.

Uni the Unicorn in the Real World by Paris Rosenthal
Uni the Unicorn visits her best friend in the real world, but when the little girl introduces Uni to her friends and family they discover no one else can see Uni unless they believe in magic.

Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea
A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime.

Quiet Night by Marilyn Singer              
One frog, two owls, three geese are joined by increasingly larger numbers of different animals that keep 10 campers from falling asleep.

Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
Little Owl enjoys a lovely night in the forest visiting his friend the raccoon, listening to the frogs croak and the crickets chirp, and watching the fog that hovers overhead.

The Dark Was Done by Lauren Stinger
A young boy puts aside his fear of the Dark and sets out to bring it back, along with its music, magic, and mysteries.

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.

Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman
Children feel the reassuring love of their parents no matter where they go or what they do.

Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! by Todd Tarpley
Three reluctant robots fight off sleep while their young caretaker does his best to get them to calm down.

The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc
Hector gets a job as a night warden at the Museum of Natural History and finds out that it's not as quiet as he expected.

Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere
A hungry monster seeks a different type of bedtime snack.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
A pigeon comes up with many reasons why he should not go to bed.

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he missed the food and fun.

Hooray for Today! by Brian Won
Owl wakes up and is ready to play, but all his friends are sleeping.

What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada
This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.

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