bedtime stories

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin

Sometimes a quiet, imaginative book is what’s best before bedtime, and Emily Winfield Martin’s Dream Animals answers that need. Gentle pictures show small children making their way to their dream destinations on the backs of robins, a tiger, a fox, and even a narwhale. Where do the dreamers go? One to an elfin hollow, some high in the sky, another beneath the Seven Seas and one as far away as the moon and the stars themselves.

In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck, illustrated by Tricia Tusa

In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck, illustrated by Tricia Tusa

It’s bedtime, but Alice is bouncing and wide-awake. “Time for bed,” Mama says, “and I’ve brought flowers for your room.”

“I can only sleep in a blue room,” says Alice.

“Blue is my favorite.

and those—

aren’t—

blue.”

“Ah … but smell,” Mama says.

Mama brings many special things to help her little girl sleep: a silken quilt; a cup of tea; bells on strings—though, as her daughter sleepily protests, none of them are blue. But at last, the light goes off, the moon shines in, and Alice gets her wish.

Interrupting Chicken

By David Ezra Stein

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Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.
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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

By Sherri Rinker

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At sunset when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

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Astro Bunnies

By Christine Loomis

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"Looking suspiciously like toddlers in 'feety' pajamas, these inquisitive bunnies launch their rockets and zoom away. Measuring comets and gathering moondust is nothing compared to floating weightless and meeting the three-eared bunnies from another planet! But no matter where astro bunnies roam, they will always come back home, especially when it's time to snuggle down for the night. A lilting, refreshing alternative to earthbound bedtime books, this new collaboration features art by an award-winning artist who has an uncanny ability to create the most sophisticated, childlike world you've ever seen."

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Goodnight Moon

By Margaret Wise Brown

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In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--he says goodnight.

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