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10 Kids’ Bedtime Books For A Restful Slumber

Bedtime Books For Kids Sleep
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Storytime is our favourite part of the bedtime routine. These 10 books all end with characters tucked up in bed, ready for sleep.

Bedtime routines are essential for little ones, especially those under five. After a day filled with excitement and adventure, it’s important to help them wind down and prepare for a peaceful slumber. And what better way to do that than through the magic of story time? While some books are perfect for daytime exploration, it’s the gentle, soothing read that seamlessly transitions into bedtime. We’ve rounded up bedtime books that will help your little one drift off into dreamland.

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Magic Beech Alison Lestor Bedtime Books Kids

Magic Beach

By Alison Lester

We all love a fun rhyming book. Magic Beach offers just that with beautifully illustrated pictures on each page bringing your child’s eyes to different scenes of a beach. From swimming to surfing and sand castles, this picture book will make you wish for warm summer days.

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Goodnight Moon Kids Bedtime Books

Goodnight Moon

By Margaret Wise Brown

A true classic loved by many generations, Goodnight Moon brings readers into the green room where a little bunny is tucked into bed. Follow along as the bunny says goodnight to different objects in the room. The beautiful poetry will lull your little one asleep.

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Dogger Shirley Hughes Kids Bedtime Books


By Shirley Hughes

The love between a boy and his stuffed dog has been read over the years since it was first published as David and Dog. The classic is a heartwarming story about how lost things can be found. Three cheers for happy endings!

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Time For Bed Kids Bedtime Books

Time for Bed

By Mem Fox

Children’s author and literary genius, Mem Fox brings us a beautiful story about nightfall and little ones getting drowsy, comfortable and ready for bed. Time for Bed is the perfect snuggle-up picture book with your littles which will end with big hugs and sweet dreams.

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Kissed By The Moon Kids Bedtime Book

Kissed by the Moon

By Alison Lester

Australian Children’s Laureate author, Alison Lester writes the lullaby, Kissed by the Moon as parents everywhere repeat the beautiful words and wishes of a good night’s sleep. “May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong.”

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Time Now To Dream Kids Bedtime Book

Time Now to Dream

By Timothy Knapman and Helen Oxenbury

A great one to read with siblingsTime Now to Dream, follows a curious older sister and her shy younger brother into an evening adventure into the forest. Their discovery and their way back home safe to bed will have little ones dreaming of their adventures.

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Rabbit's Nap Kids Bedtime Books

Rabbit’s Nap

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

This interactive book with fun flaps and rhyming text will have your kiddos helping Fox find his missing sock and the sounds that are keeping Rabbit from sleeping. They’ll love helping the characters solve the mystery!

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PEEPO Kids Bedtime Books


By Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Perfect for babies, Peepo! is a great baby shower gift for new mamas. The fun story follows a baby through the day as the pages are filled with a series of holes leading to the next page. Follow the hints for what’s to come!

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The Gruffalo's Child Kids' Bedtime Book

The Gruffalo’s Child

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Following the popular book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, comes the next story in the two-part series of The Gruffalo’s Child. Follow his mini-me as she ventures out into the deep dark woods to see if the Big Bad Mouse really does exist.

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Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

By Sam McBratney

Little Nutbrown Hare shares with his dad just how much he loves him. His dad, Big Nutbrown Hare goes beyond all that his son has shared and expresses the depth of how much he loves his son. This classic will leave everyone with warm fuzzies to end a long day.

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