4 Lovable Bedtime Stories Worth Adding to the Bedtime Routine
Dr. Anna Iacovetta | The Children’s Book Review | December 5, 2018
Goodnight, Little One: The Latest Picks for Bedtime Reading
- Take a bath. (check!)
- Brush your teeth. (check!)
- Put on your pajamas. (check!)
- Get your favorite blanket and stuffed animal. (check!)
- Open one of these new, favorite bedtime stories. (check!)
Written by Stephen Spivey
Illustrated by Adam Hembrough
Snuggle is a word we all find ourselves saying – especially as we get ready for bed. This fun, bedtime story takes snuggling to another level! We are introduced to a sniggle which is a snuggle with a giggle and a snickle which is a snuggle and a tickle. The fun, colorful pictures by Hembrough certainly add another element to the story as well. This clever concept has readers laughing out loud while staying on point with the importance of bedtime and family togetherness. A must read for all families!
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: BooBoo Bär Publishing | 2018 | ISBN: 978-0692079386
Written by Dee Leone
Illustrated by Bali Engel
Readers are lulled to sleep with this rhyming book of nature’s whispers. The dark hues match well with the senosry-filled words. Metaphors abound as flowers curl up for the night and tuck their blooms in bed. A mother bird hums and soothes her babies before bed just as a mother holds her small child in her arms as they hear “nature’s lullaby” filling the night. A lovely story that is sure touch readers as bedtime fast approaches.
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books | 2018 | ISBN: 978-1454921394
Written by Michael Leannah
Illustrated by Dani Torrent
This is a sweet story of the strong bond between a father and daughter. As he tucks her into bed each night, he softly whispers encouraging affirmations. These encouraging words are instilled in the girl as she is seen growing up throughout the book – even as she becomes a mother. The positivity exudes from each page. Additionally, the full-page spreads and soft colors by Torrent work wonderfully with the beautiful words.
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Familius, LLC | 2018 | ISBN: 978-1641700313
Written by Cate Berry
Illustrated by Charles Santoso
Penguin and Tiny Shrimp are simply not interested in going to bed. In fact, they choose to use their imaginations to take them on adventures instead of brushing their teeth or getting cozy under the covers. They like to fly in hot air balloons and swing on vines in the rainforest. They just want to party all night long! They never ever get tired . . or do they? For that reader who is always trying to stay up “just a little longer.”
Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Balzer + Bray | 2018 | ISBN: 978-0062491534
Header image illustration from ‘Goodnight Whispers’ (Familius, 2018), written by Michael Leannah and illustrated by Dani Torrent.
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