Bedtime

Moonday by Adam Rex

Moonday by Adam Rex

Like a lost puppy, the moon follows a family home one night. Soon an entire town is affected by the celestial visitor. They all have just received their first Moonday.

At first, it is very exciting. When the moon shrinks enough to fit in the backyard, our protagonist hops onto it and explores. But things grow peculiar. Morning never arrives and everyone is feeling extra sleepy. Soon the backyard is flooded with a high tide and howling dogs!

Bedtime for Bear

By Sandol Stoddard

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Small Bear uses every excuse to avoid going to bed much to the exasperation of Big Bear.

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What Baby Wants

By Phyllis Root

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Various family members try to stop Baby from crying, but only his brother figures out what he wants. Suggested for ages 1-6.
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Mother, Mother, I Want Another!

By Maria Polushkin Robbins

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Mrs. Mouse is anxious to get her son to sleep and goes off to find what she thinks he wants. Just as Mrs. Mouse kisses baby mouse goodnight, he cries, "Mother, Mother, I want another!" Suggested for ages 4-7.
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Please, baby, please

By Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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A toddler's antics keep her mother busy as she tries to feed her, watch her on the playground, give her a bath, and put her to bed.
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A Babysitter for Billy Bear

By Miriam Moss and Anna Currey (Illustrator)

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Billy Bear worries about several things when his mother goes out and leaves him with a babysitter for the first time.
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Geraldine and Mrs. Duffy

By Holly Keller

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Geraldine and her little brother Willy try to pull pranks on their new babysitter.

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Cowboy Baby

By Sue Heap

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Sheriff Pa comes up with an unusual tactic to get Cowboy Baby and his pals to go to bed. Preschool. JE Fic Hea.
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Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo

By Kevin Lewis

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A rhyming story about a toy freight train's day, from loading freight in the morning to retiring to the roundhouse after the day's work is done. Sweet and soothing. JE Fic Lew

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Close Your Eyes

By Kate Banks

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"Dark is just the other side of light. It's what comes before dreams."
Mother tiger soothes her cub who doesn't want to go to sleep. A good choice to share with young ones in the tradition of The Runaway Bunny.

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