Books for Bedtime

No matter what time bedtime is, routine is paramount! Children thrive off of a consistent routine and a good bedtime routine can help the night and next day go so much smoother. Of course what would bedtime be without a few good night stories? Reading to your child can be a little difficult at times (especially if they’ve requested the same book, every night, for every day they’ve been alive…) so we’ve come up with a few suggestions that can be as fun for you as for your child.

The Going to Bed Book

By Sandra Boynton

(Great for younger children, simple, with bright illustrations and a calming rhythmic approach)

Time for Bed

By Mem Fox and Jane Dyer

(Peaceful and calming pictures, a quiet read for falling asleep)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

(fun and quirky, and they’re learning to boot!)


By Sandra Howatt and Joyce Wan

(you’ll be nodding off by the end too)

5 little Monkeys (Jumping on the bed!)

By Eileen Christelow

(not to encourage any bed jumping, but sometimes you gotta be a bit silly)

I Love you Stinky Face

By Lisa Mccourt and Cyd moore

(heartwarming and touching, and cuter then cute)

I love you to the Moon and Back

By Amelia Hepworth and Time Warnes

(doncha though?)

Llama Llama Red Pajama

By Anna Dewdney

(all the llama llama books are a sure fire hit!)

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

By Patty Lovell and David Catrow

(a little self-esteem boost before bed)

Everyone Poops

By Taro Gomi and Amanda Stinchecum

(well they do, and this is an entertaining read for kids and adults of all ages!)