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Sleep Tight, Bedtime Books

As you can probably imagine, I love bringing home new books from the library for my kids. Even though we have some nights when getting ready for bed is not so easy, picking out which books to read never fails to capture their interest. There are books that I am so excited to share with them as well as those chosen on a whim. It’s the best kind of journey to discover which titles become our family picks. What are some of your family favorites? Here are some of ours that get read again and again:


Again! by Emily Gravett
Amazon Says: A little dragon and his favorite book make for a combustible combination in this clever picture book with a surprise ending. It’s nearly Cedric the dragon’s bedtim more...
Amazon Says: A little dragon and his favorite book make for a combustible combination in this clever picture book with a surprise ending. It’s nearly Cedric the dragon’s bedtime, and for Cedric, bedtime means storytime! When his mother reads him his favorite book, he likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again…and again…and again! Cedric’s mom understands that the best stories are ripe for repetition, and she tries very hard to be patient. But sometimes dragons will be dragons—which is why this bedtime tale ends with an incendiary surprise! less...
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Amazon Says: Poor Princess Baby. It’s bedtime, but she isn’t sleepy in this adorable follow-up to the first Princess Baby book. After all, there is so much a princess baby needs to do more...
Amazon Says: Poor Princess Baby. It’s bedtime, but she isn’t sleepy in this adorable follow-up to the first Princess Baby book. After all, there is so much a princess baby needs to do. PJs need to be put on, toys need to be put away, the perfect book needs to be chosen, and her beloved subjects need to brush their teeth! It’s a very busy time in Princess Baby’s room. Young readers will want to climb into their own beds when our pint-sized heroine finally pulls up the covers and goes “night-night.” less...
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Amazon Says: From trumpeting like an elephant to howling like a wolf, acclaimed author-illustrator John Butler delights the very young with this simple, interactive look at different anima more...
Amazon Says: From trumpeting like an elephant to howling like a wolf, acclaimed author-illustrator John Butler delights the very young with this simple, interactive look at different animals and the noises they make. Butler s lavish double-page portraits feature wide-eyed animals in their natural surroundings. The simple text invites young children to mimic the animals sounds in the story. Finally, when all the animals are quiet, readers are invited to imitate their animal friends one last time: It s time to gently close your eyes and fall fast asleep. less...
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One More Hug For Madison by Caroline Jayne Church
Amazon Says: From the bestselling illustrator of I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH! It's bedtime, and Madison can't quite fall sleep. So she asks her mom for a blanket, her doll, a glass of more...
Amazon Says: From the bestselling illustrator of I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH! It's bedtime, and Madison can't quite fall sleep. So she asks her mom for a blanket, her doll, a glass of milk, and a few other things that she believes just might do the trick. Will anything help Madison get to bed? Settle your little ones downs and share this sweet and reassuring bedtime book. less...
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Little Quack's Bedtime by Lauren Thompson
Amazon Says: Day is done. For Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle, and Little Quack that means time for B-E-D! But there's blinking, hooting, and swaying in the night that's keeping ev more...
Amazon Says: Day is done. For Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle, and Little Quack that means time for B-E-D! But there's blinking, hooting, and swaying in the night that's keeping everyone awake! Mama wants to know when it will finally be BEDTIME? Find out in this timeless lullaby of a story by renowned author Lauren Thompson in Derek Anderson's splendidly illustrated world! less...
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Amazon Says: Children will love this monsterously fun story, featuring die-cuts on every spread. With each turn of the page, readers reveal Little Green Monster's little yellow eyes, his more...
Amazon Says: Children will love this monsterously fun story, featuring die-cuts on every spread. With each turn of the page, readers reveal Little Green Monster's little yellow eyes, his little red mouth, and even a cute, tiny white monster tooth. Then, when the stars begin to appear, it's time for bed... so, nighty night, little yellow eyes. Nighty night, little red mouth. Nighty night, cute little white tooth. Sweet dreams! less...
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Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel
Amazon Says: What will baby's first word be?Hello?Sun?Dog?Cat?Cow?Owl?Spend a day in the country with Anita Lobel's friendly animals.Meow. Woof. Moo! Whoo! Baby will be talking in no time! more...
Amazon Says: What will baby's first word be?Hello?Sun?Dog?Cat?Cow?Owl?Spend a day in the country with Anita Lobel's friendly animals.Meow. Woof. Moo! Whoo! Baby will be talking in no time! less...
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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Amazon Says: In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the more...
Amazon Says: In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to themittens and the kittens, toeverything one by one -- the little bunny says goodnight. 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. less...
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Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Amazon Says: The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station more...
Amazon Says: The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts! less...
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Chicks Run Wild by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Amazon Says: When Mama Chick kisses her kids goodnight, she expects them to stay in bed, but those chicks...run...wild! They jump around and do cartwheels, until Mama comes in and says "Yo more...
Amazon Says: When Mama Chick kisses her kids goodnight, she expects them to stay in bed, but those chicks...run...wild! They jump around and do cartwheels, until Mama comes in and says "You're all in trouble. But when she turns out the lights...they start a pillow fight! Finally, Mama gets them settled, but she's not ready for bed either! Sudipta Bardhan's playful ryhme and not-quite-ready for bedtime attitude and Ward Jenkins' exuberant artwork will delight both parents and kids! less...
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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Amazon Says: 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! Whether the tale is Hansel a more...
Amazon Says: 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! Whether the tale is Hansel and Grettel or Little Red Riding Hood or even Chicken Little, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? Energetically illustrated with glowing colors—and offering humorous story-within-a-story views—this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of) spirited little chicks.A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken’s habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head.Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor! less...
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Amazon Says: Your scent is so delightful, Like cinnamon and spice. Each time I kiss your tender cheekI have to kiss it twice. This oh-so-sweet tribute to adorable babies evokes the warmth more...
Amazon Says: Your scent is so delightful, Like cinnamon and spice. Each time I kiss your tender cheekI have to kiss it twice. This oh-so-sweet tribute to adorable babies evokes the warmth and comfort of a delicious piece of yummy pumpkin pie. Amy Sklansky's delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved. less...
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Amazon Says: Internationally acclaimed author Jane Yolen composes a playful bedtime book about young dinosaurs. Format: Paperback book and CD In a few simple lines of verse on each spr more...
Amazon Says: Internationally acclaimed author Jane Yolen composes a playful bedtime book about young dinosaurs. Format: Paperback book and CD In a few simple lines of verse on each spread, fathers and mothers are ready to put their youngsters to bed. But in this book, the youngsters are a wide variety of dinosaurs. And how do dinosaurs say good night? Filled with wonderful detail and humor, children and their parents will love the expressions and antics of the eleven different dinosaur children depicted here, and each species is spelled out somewhere in the young dinosaur's bedroom. In the end, young dinosaurs behave a lot like people do: They give a big kiss, turn out the light, tuck in their tails, and whisper "good night." less...
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