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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!)

Snuggle Sniggle and Sometimes SnickleSnuggle, Sniggle, and Sometime Snickle

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!

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Ages 3-7 | Publisher: BooBoo Bär Publishing | 2018 | ISBN: 978-0692079386

Natures Lullaby Fills the NightNature’s Lullaby Fills the Night

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.

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Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books | 2018 | ISBN: 978-1454921394

Goodnight WhispersGoodnight Whispers

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.

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Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Familius, LLC | 2018 | ISBN: 978-1641700313

Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do BedtimePenguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime

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.”

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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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Dr. Anna Iacovetta, classroom teacher who taught every grade, K-12 together with undergraduate students. Her passionate interest in children's literature led her to earn a doctorate in Literature for Children and Young Adults from The Ohio State University. Anna is currently a part-time professor and book reviewer who resides in Cleveland, Ohio where she lives with her husband and two young children. Twitter: LiteraryGal82

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