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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:


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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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 t 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 the mittens and the kittens, to everything 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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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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