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Bedtime Reading
There is no greater ritual than a book before bedtime, (make it more than one) and how about reading a book first thing in the morning too?


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Mrs. Moon: Lullabies for Bedtime

Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Barefoot Books 2003

Ages: Birth to 3

Topic: Bedtime Reading

Soft embroidered fabric with appliqué and rich embroidery accompany twenty lullabies (including some from Scotland and New Zealand) and poems for bedtime singing. MORE...


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I Love You, Good Night

by Jon BullerSusan Schade

Illustrated by Bernadette Pons

Little Simon 2005

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Bedtime Reading

As a child gets ready for bed, this rhyming book tells all the ways that parents love their child. Some are funny, others heartfelt, but they all are a good ways to greet this bedtime ritual and to rock your child to sleep. MORE...


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Time For Bed

by Mem Fox

Illustrated by Jane Dyer

Red Wagon Books 1997

Ages: Birth to 3

Topic: Bedtime Reading

Mem Fox’s delightful good night book will lull your toddler to sleep, even if you have to read it over again and again. The rhyming words sing like a melody and the delightful double spread watercolor illustrations by Jane Dyer, which depict mother animals putting their babies to sleep, are charming. MORE...


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10 Minutes till Bedtime

by Peggy Rathmann

Putnam 2001

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Bedtime Reading

With few words and plenty of action, this Caldecott artist breathes life into the familiar bedtime ritual. Each countdown number explodes with countless details including hamsters darting everywhere. These illustrations will appeal and delight children until they get that final good night kiss. MORE...


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The Napping House

by Audrey Wood

Illustrated by Don Wood

Red Wagon Books 2000

Ages: Birth to 3

Topic: Bedtime Reading

In this classic cumulative tale, a wakeful flea causes a big commotion on all the people and creatures sleeping on the bed. With an easy to read repetitive text and detailed expressive illustrations, the tiny flea makes sure that no one is sleeping at the end of this humorous story. Great for learning English too. MORE...