Soothing Bedtime Stories


Boone, Debbie. Bedtime Hugs for Little Ones. Word Publishing, 1988. A collection of warm, charming bedtime stories about many of the things children ask about. Ages 3 - 8.

Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon. Harper Collins, 1991. A small rabbit softly says goodnight to all the items in his room. Ages 2 - 5.

Dunbar, Joyce. Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep. Harcourt Brace, c 1998. When Willa is afraid of having bad dreams, her older brother tells her of all the happy things that will be waiting for her when she wakes up. Ages 4 - 8.

Fox, Mem. Time for Bed. Harcourt Brace & Co., Orlando. FL, c 1997. Little ones, animals leading up to babies, are snuggling down to sleep. Very well done. Ages 2 - 6.

McBratney, Sam. Guess How Much I Love You. Candlewick Press, MA, c 1996. Daddy rabbit compare how much they love each other. Ages Infants - 5.

McMullan, Kate. If You Were My Bunny Board Book. Cartwheel Books, c 1998. Various animals are gathered into their mother's arms and sung to sleep. Ages 2 - 6.

Melmed, Laura Krauss. I Love You As Much As .... Harper Trophy – Reprint Ed. 2005. A variety of mothers tell their children how much they love them. Beautifully done. Ages 2 - 5.

Nakamura, Katherine Riley. Song of Night: It's Time to Go To Bed. The Blue Sky Press, 2002. A community of animals are lovingly put to bed. Ages 2 – 6.

Yolen, Jane. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Blue Sky Press, c 2000. A good natured bedtime book showing a variety of human mothers and fathers trying to put their dinosaur children to bed. Ages 4 – 8.