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Perfect winding down books for night time (or anytime)
365 Bedtime Stories and Rhymes
Snuggle up with your favorite nursery rhymes and drift into the magical worlds of all your most beloved fairytale characters. This beautifully illustrated storytime treasury keepsake brings together the talents of illustrators from around the world with well-loved stories and rhymes children and adults will enjoy. Filled with fun stories and rhymes, little ones will love snuggling up for storytime and picking one (or three!) of the 365 bedtime-themed stories and nursery rhymes to read aloud. Find new stories and adventures to fill your imagination every night with this bedtime family favorite. Sweet Dreams!
Bedtime Stories Treasury
Snuggle up with your little one and share this beautifully illustrated treasury of bedtime stories for toddlers, complete with classic fairy tales, songs, nursery rhymes, and more. From traditional favorites to some newer tales, this treasury is perfect for reading together or for early readers to read themselves. These classic bedtime stories for babies through 8 year old kids are perfect for building literacy as children follow along, while less familiar stories build interest and exercise imagination. Charming artwork accompanies the stories and intrigues more visual learners. The beautiful retro-inspired storybook cover creates a cozy reading experience and will look wonderful on any shelf or table in your home. Check out more bedtime story books, or find a nursery rhymes book or fairy tales book from Cottage Door Press to complete your toddler story collection! Includes 40 stories, fables, songs, and rhymes, which are perfect to read a bedtime story for kids or sing a little bedtime song each night of the week Classics including Cinderella, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, and other stories accompany rhymes such as Rock-a-Bye Baby, Rub-a-Dub-Dub, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Beautiful hardcover book is a great addition to all classic book collections Bond with your child with bedtime stories for kids while strengthening a love for books and reading. Reading together helps build communication skills Explore more of our collection of kids stories across several themes, including Animal Stories, Treasury to Read with Grandma, Treasury to Read with Mommy, and a holiday favorite of Treasury of Christmas Stories and Songs
Bedtime for Frances
This beloved classic bedtime book continues to spark giggles and is a perfect read-aloud at bedtime. It may be bedtime for Frances, but before Frances can sleep, she needs a glass of milk, a kiss from Father, one from Mother, her teddy bear, her doll, another kiss from Father, and another one from Mother. And then there are tigers and giants and ominous cracks in the ceiling to keep her up. Will Frances ever go to sleep? Frances the badger made her debut with this title, long a favorite for the gentle humor of its familiar going to bed ritual. "Here is the coziest, most beguiling bedtime story in many a day." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The big hand of the clock is at 12. The little hand is at 7. It is seven o' clock. It is bedtime for Frances.
Big Red Barn
Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children. This big book edition (15 x 17 3/4") is perfect for sharing in classrooms. As in her classic Goodnight Moon, Brown engages children and helps settle them down for sleep as they follow along with the animals from morning to night in the barnyard. In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal. Felicia Bond's atmospheric illustrations add to the tranquil simplicity of this gentle story. Big Red Barn makes a lovely baby shower gift and is a wonderful addition to any preschooler's library.
Dr Seuss' Sleep Softly Book
Best of Dr Seuss, Newborn Touch
This interactive touch-and-feel book lets toddlers snuggle and squish the soft beds, bellies, and pillows of Dr. Seuss's iconic sleepy characters! A new Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection title with interactive fun for baby based on Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book—just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic bedtime story.
Take a bedtime journey with the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and discover the adventures that await while you dream! You only have to close your eyes And when you snuggle in…. You’ll be carried to your dream tonight On wing or paw or fin Snuggle into bed and discover what your dream animal might be and where it could take you! Could it be a bear who brings you to bake pastries? A fox who ushers you into a magical forest? Mermaids with whom you can sip tea? With a perfect nighttime rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, this book is the ideal addition to any bedtime reading routine. Little ones won’t mind closing their eyes once they learn what wonders await in their dreams.
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
This classic interactive book that has been helping children chase away nighttime fears for 25 years is perfect for Halloween--and all-year round! Caldecott Award-winner Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to overcome bedtime frights. As kids turn the die-cut pages of this vibrantly illustrated book, they'll watch the Big Green Monster grow before their very eyes. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear! Ed Emberley's groundbreaking book about mastering fear and emotion through play and imagination has been a bestselling favorite for decades and feels as fresh and innovative today as it did 25 years ago.
God Bless You and Good Night
God Bless You and Good Night is a bedtime story every little one will love. The delightful rhyming story takes children through several scenes of snuggly animals who are getting ready for bed. Get your children ready for sleep as they follow along and learn their nighttime routine. God Bless You and Good Night has impacted over 500,000 parents and children, highlighting fun bedtime rituals that shares God's blessing and love. God Bless You and Good Night is great for children, ages 0 to 4, and for baby showers, birthdays, baptisms, and holiday gifting. It features adorable animal illustrations, sweet and sometimes silly rhyming text, and durable padded cover for toddlers.
Good Night, Gorilla
Bedtime, Wordless, Classics
A must-have board book for all babies. Good night, Gorilla. Good night, Elephant. It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin? Good night, Giraffe. Good night, Hyena. Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back, and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.
Good Night, Little Blue Truck
NY Times Best Sellers, Bedtime
Say good night with Little Blue Truck and friends as they prepare for bed in this #1 New York Times bestseller! Beep! Beep! Beep! It’s time for sleep. A storm is brewing, and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It’s not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it’s easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it’s all aboard for a bedtime ride! Beep! Beep! Shhh . . . The millions of Little Blue Truck fans will enjoy this sweet and funny bedtime read.
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. This board book edition is the perfect size for little hands.
“Baby sail the seven seas Safely in my arms When the waves go up and down You are safe from harm.” Now this New York Times bestselling collection of charming lullabies by Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon) comes in an adorable board edition—still gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists. The roster of celebrated names includes Carin Berger, whose The Little Yellow Leaf was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; Eric Puybaret, who brought the bestselling Puff, the Magic Dragon to life on the page; Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Sean Qualls; and Caldecott Honor medalist Melissa Sweet. It’s the perfect gift to wish children a sweet goodnight.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.
Goodnight, I Love You
New from the bestselling illustrator of I Love You Through and Through! Caroline Jayne Church and her lovable, huggable toddlers are back! A bestselling author and illustrator, Church's books have been enormously successful across all channels, but none of them have done better than her padded board books: I Love You Through and Through and How Do I Love You? Now Church brings us Good Night, I Love You--the quintessential get-your-children-ready-for-bedtime book. With the charming illustrations that we have come to know and love and wonderful rhyming text, this book will no doubt be a success through and through.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
Bedtime, NY Times Best Sellers
Perfect for bedtime reading, children love the laugh-aloud antics of playful Tyrannosaur-sized dinosaur children who stomp and fuss and jump on the bed in this award-winning New York Times bestseller! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular good-night books ever. Simple verse and hilarious illustrations present common scenes of sly humor as enormous dinosaur children yawn and fuss and throw their toys about-before finally going to sleep. Wildly popular, this book set off an award-winning series with more than 15 million books in print, and it's still going strong. Children will find the name of each dinosaur hidden in the pictures, which are a delight from start to finish. Be prepared to read it again and again!
Just Go to Bed
It's time to sleep with this hilarious and adorable bedtime story featuring Little Critter! Perfect for parents to read aloud with their toddlers. Little Critter is not looking forward to bedtime. Whether it’s time for him to stop playing and take a bath, or making a fuss about getting into his jammies, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A great way to introduce children to their very own bedtime routine!
Leo, Sleep Tight!
Bedtime, African American Leads
Leo, Lola’s little brother from Leo Loves Mommy and Leo Loves Daddy, is back in a new bedtime story that helps him to relax using all five senses! Perfect for establishing nighttime routines, this sweet companion to Leo, Rise and Shine! and spin-off of the best-selling Lola Reads series is sure to delight. Leo had a long day, and it is time to get ready for bed. He slows things down with a bedtime routine focused on his five senses until he is relaxed and ready to snuggle.
Little Owl's Night
Nature Lovers, Bedtime
It's evening in the forest and Little Owl wakes up from his day-long sleep to watch his friends enjoying the night. Hedgehog sniffs for mushrooms, Skunk nibbles at berries, Frog croaks, and Cricket sings. A full moon rises and Little Owl can't understand why anyone would want to miss it. Could the daytime be nearly as wonderful? Mama Owl begins to describe it to him, but as the sun comes up, Little Owl falls fast asleep. Putting a twist on the bedtime book, Little Owl's Night is sure to comfort any child with a curiosity about the night.
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Modern Favs, Bedtime
Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama in this rhyming read-aloud favorite! Llama Llama’s tale of nighttime drama has charmed readers for over a decade and makes an ideal story for bedtime reading. With this board book edition, Anna Dewdney’s infectious rhyming text and expressive artwork are availabe to the youngest readers. Children will relate to Baby Llama's need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama's reassuring message.
Love Monster and the Scary Something
It's way past bedtime o'clock in Cutesville . . . . but somebody can't sleep. The harder he tries to nod off, the more wide awake Love Monster is, and the later and darker and spookier it gets. When he hears a rustle rustle, then a creeeak, scuffle-shuffle BUMP, he's just sure there's a hungry, scary something on its way to get him. So Love Monster musters up his courage . . . . and discovers that the something scary isn't so scary after all. It's just his friend coming to pay Love Monster a visit. Turns out Love Monster's pal couldn't sleep, either.
Bedtime, Best of Boynton
Pajama Time! is a good-night book with the irrepressible language, the inimitable illustrations, the irresistible cast of characters only Sandra Boynton could create. A jump-roping chicken and a pig on a swing. A Scottie in plaid pajamas and an elephant in a fuzzy one-piece with feet. And in sing-along nuttiness reminiscent of Barnyard Dance!, it's time to head to bed-to the beat: Pajammy to the left. Pajammy to the right. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J! Everybody's wearing them for dancing tonight. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J!
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it. It isn't easy to climb to the moon, but he finally succeeds -- only to find the moon is too big to carry home. Children will love the joyful way in which this problem is solved. Now available as a Classic Board Book edition, this delightful story literally unfolds as pages open dramatically, extending both outward and upward.
Sweet Dreams, Maisy
Maisy and her friends have had a long day of play, and now the sun is setting, making pretty colors in the sky. Soon it’s time for the sleepy mouse to sing and read to Panda, snuggle in her cozy bed, and bask in the comforts of bedtime. What better way for young children to end their day than with a "sweet dreams" from Maisy?
The Bedtime Book
A New York Times bestselling author puts a twist on the traditional bedtime story with his signature blend of colorful pictures, comedy, and reassurance. It's time for bed! But, no one is ready for bed The raccoon has the hiccups The narwhal needs to take her bath. And the bear is hungry. With his signature humor and heart, Todd Parr puts a twist on the traditional bedtime story with all the animals sharing why they aren't quite ready to go to sleep.
The Going To Bed Book
Bedtime, Best of Boynton
Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.
The Goodnight Train
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.
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?
Truck-obsessed toddlers will want to make the diggers, tractors, fire engines, and more featured in this fun-filled construction tale part of their nightly bedtime routines! Discover what bedtime looks like for the snowplows, dump trucks, giant cranes, and more that dot the pages of this irresistible construction story. Just like you and me, the vehicles in this story get tuckered out after a long day of hard work and need to quiet down and settle in for sweet dreams. Young readers will surely identify as these trucks ask for one more story while their parents sing them a goodnight song and send them off to bed.
Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?
Now available in a portable board book edition--perfect to take with you on an airplane! The same team that brought you Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night? has created another high-flying bedtime story--this one for plane enthusiasts! Have you ever wondered what little airplanes do when it's time for bed? Jumbo jets, biplanes, helicopters--even Air Force One!--power down, wash up, and listen to stories with mommy and daddy planes beneath a blanket of stars, getting ready to fly to dreamland. Little airplane lovers will be tickled to see how bedtime is the same for their favorite flying vehicles as it is for them, as they come down to earth for sleepy time. "Combining a quiet, nocturnal story with the ever popular subject of flying machines, this is a nifty bedtime book for budding aviators." —Kirkus Reviews
Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night?
Take the train to dreamland with this board book version of the chugging bedtime tale, the perfect companion to Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night? Have you ever wondered what little trains do when it’s time for bed? Same things you do! Steam trains, freight trains, subways—and more!—wash up, have a snack, load their teddies for storytime, and get rocked to sleep by mommy and daddy trains beneath a blanket of stars. Little one-track-mind train lovers will be tickled to see how bedtime is just the same for their favorite vehicles as it is for them. “Train lovers will be sure to take this bedtime read for a ride.” —School Library Journal
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