Top 15 Best Bedtime Books

Books 5-10 (of 15)

It’s time to sleep, it’s time to sleep, the fishes croon in waters deep. The songbirds sing in trees above, “It’s time to sleep, my love, my love.” As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea―all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: It’s time to sleep, my love. As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas’s lullaby is lovingly brought to life by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman  (On the Night You Were Born), whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of the natural world, and the bonds of family. It’s Time to Sleep, My Love is a 2009 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.

Getting ready for sleep is tons of fun in this special anniversary edition of Sandra Boynton’s classic.
The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below
to take a bath in one big tub
with soap all over—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB!
This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep. The Going-To-Bed Book is loved by toddlers and babies as a fun but relaxing bedtime story.

All aboard for Dreamland! Hold on to your pillow because The Goodnight Train is taking off. Roll that corner, rock that curve, and soar past mermaids, leaping sheep, and even ice-cream clouds. You won’t want to miss a thing, so whatever you do, don’t . . . close . . . your . . . eyes! With soothing, lyrical words and magical illustrations, June Sobel and Laura Huliska-Beith have created a nighttime fantasy that’s guaranteed to make even the most resistant sleeper snuggle up tight.

Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. It’s time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers–sleep tight! “Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a warm feeling of safety and affection.” (School Library Journal). Time For Bed is a beautiful book suggesting sleep with every turn of the page.

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.

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