My Family’s Top 5 Favorite Bedtime Books for Little Ones

Looking for new bedtime books to read to your children? My children love to read, so sometimes choosing just one or two books to read is a challenge. In this blog post, I’m sharing 5 of their favorites with you,  some of which I hope are new to your family. Some are classics, and some may be new to you, but they all tell great stories and have something interesting to offer your little one!

5 Favorite Bedtime Books for Little Ones

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site cover

This is one of my favorites. This book is great for kids who love construction and is a fun way to talk about bedtime. Funny noises from some of the machines and repetitive text mean your little one can join in and read too!

Goodnight Moon cover

A classic that I loved reading as a child, and I love to share with my children. Saying goodnight to each item in the room is one way to help your child transition to sleep time. After you read, you can even say goodnight to the things in your child’s room, while turning off the light.

Llama Llama Red Pajama cover

Llama, Llama books are always so much fun to read. I’m sure this story is one that many parents can relate to, as there are often many requests to come back for an extra hug, a glass of water, and who knows what else. Llama Llama Red Pajama is one your child will be able to relate to, and parents can always reassure children they are nearby.

Corduroy cover

While not a bedtime story specifically, it does happen in the evening after the store is closed for the night. Corduroy is a story I loved to read as a child! It is great for building imagination and showing curiosity of a little bear. Following Corduroy on his adventure is fun for kids, and also tells the story of how Corduroy finds a home with a little girl.

Are You Ready for Bed? cover
This one is so much fun, and I think parents may like it even more than children (until the end). Following the little bunny through the bedtime routine, and the endless requests for water, kisses, and lots of “I’m not tired,” is an experience, I’m sure many parents are familiar with. The end of the story is fun because it throws an unexpected twist that will make your kids smile!

Now it’s your turn….what are your family’s favorite bedtime books?

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