There are so many bedtime books out there that you could spend hours searching online and maybe come up with one or two really great bedtime books for toddlers.
Yes, I did the work for you (and for myself – as we’ve been searching for some new ones too) and picked out the best of the best. This isn’t just my opinion either – thousands of other parents feel the same way about these cute, cuddly and contagious bedtime books. They’re so good that you won’t mind reading them over and over again for the next 4 or 5 years!
1. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book – by Dr. Seuss
This book is one of my very favorites!
Celebrate sleep with Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming bedtime story picture book. Van Vleck, a very small bug, is getting sleepy, and his yawn—contagious as yawns are—sets off a chain reaction, making all those around him feel sleepy, too! With typically Seussian nods to alarm clocks, sleepwalking, and snoring, this charming ode to bedtime will lull listeners (and readers) toward dreamland. Zzzzzzzzzz.
2. Good Night I love You – by Caroline Church
Caroline Jayne Church and her loveable, 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.
3. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Kate Toms Series
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is a beautiful, soft-to-touch board book that babies and toddlers will love to share. It has a soft-to-touch cover with flocking and glitter and exquisite, hand-stitched illustrations throughout. The charming, rhyming text is loosely based on “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” – a book to read again and again.
4. What! Cried Granny – by Kate Lum
Patrick is having his first sleep-over at his grandmother’s house. It’s almost bedtime, but there’s a problem-Patrick doesn’t have a bed at Granny’s. So Granny goes out to her yard, chops down some trees, and makes a comfy bed for Patrick. Now he can go to sleep. Right? Not yet. He doesn’t have a pillow! So Granny dashes to the hen house, collects some feathers, and sews a fluffy pillow for Patrick. Now he can go to sleep. Right? Not yet. A few other things are still missing . . . . If Patrick is lucky, this could go on all night!
Have a wonderful night