Bedtime

Peggy Rathmann

An amazing hamster parade takes place in the last 10 minutes before bedtime. JE Fic Rat

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben (illustrator)

Soothing, hypnotic text paired with richly colored paintings will send listeners off to sleep. JE Fic Ban

Suggested for ages 2 - 5

Mirra Ginsburg

The wolves are asleep, the birds are asleep, and soon the children will be asleep, too. Pleasant dreams! JE Fic Gin

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

Martin Waddell

Little Bear is afraid of the dark, but Big Bear reassures him. JE Fic Wad

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

Eileen Christelow

Bedtime for the mother of these five little monkeys is anything but peaceful! JE Fic Chr

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

Pat Hutchins

How can owl sleep when the bees are buzzing and the squirrels are crunching? JE Fic Hut

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Margeret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd (illustrator)

The classic goodnight book that every child loves. JE Fic Bro

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

Sam McBratney

During a bedtime game, every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more. JE Fic McB

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Jane Yolen and Mark Teague (illustrator)

"Does a dinosaur stomp his feet on the floor and shout: 'I want to hear one book more!'? DOES A DINOSAUR ROAR?" JE Fic Yol

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Anna Grossnickle Hines

A little girl who moves from her crib to a bed is sure she won't fall out or get scared. JE Fic Hin

Suggested for ages 2 - 4

Don Wood and Audrey Wood

A playful bedtime fantasy comes to life on a child’s fingertips. JE Fic Woo

Suggested for ages 2 - 5

Molly Bang

Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed. JE Fic Ban

Suggested for ages 2 - 5

Mercer Mayer

A little boy is scared of the monster in his closet until he learns to make friends with him. JE Fic May

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Mem Fox

All kinds of mothers put their babies to bed. JE Fic Fox

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

Denise Fleming

All the animals, from bear to ladybug, are settling down for a long winter's nap. JE Fic Fle

Suggested for ages 2 - 5

Phyllis Root and Jill Barton (illustrator)

Everyone in the family tries to figure out what the crying baby really wants. JE Fic Roo

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

Kate Lum and Adrian Johnson (illustrator)

Granny has to be extremely resourceful in order to get her grandson to sleep. JE Fic Lum

Suggested for ages 4 - 7