Books by Theme
The right book can make bedtime a magical moment of the day. Try one — or more — of the books on this list of recommended bedtime stories for kids ages 0-9.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Ten sleepy dinosaurs get ready for bed in this celebration of funny, endearing, and naughty bedtime behavior. Young children will laugh out loud as they recognize themselves in this larger than life silliness.
Ten Little Sleepyheads
From ten to one, little sleepyheads in colorful night clothes count down to sleep; that is, all but one bug who is not sleepy at all. And so begins the countdown again. Actual insects upon which the comical illustrations are drawn are shown and labeled on the end pages.
Ten, Nine, Eight
This countdown to bedtime begins with "10 small toes all washed and warm" until one little girl is tucked snugly into bed by her loving dad. Richly hued illustrations, warmly detailed, combine with a straightforward text that holds up to multiple readings as well as careful examination.
The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women
Here is a collection of eighteen stories about heroines: girls and women with as much courage as their better-known male counterparts.
Time for Bed
It's bedtime for an ewe and her lamb, a cow and her calf and for a mother and her child. Watercolor illustrations show mothers and their babies settling in for the night.
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