New Bedtime Books for Kids
Bedtime can be one of the most snuggly times of day, but it can also be the most stressful for parents, as they struggle to settle children who often have a sudden burst of energy when faced with the prospect of sleep. These new bedtime books for kids can help! Bedtime stories are a cozy way to get children to focus and calm themselves at night, as well as ensuring bedtime is a pleasant experience both parents and children can look forward to.
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New Bedtime Books for Kids
This new bedtime books for kids can help your little ones settle down at night and get ready for dreamland!
10 Kisses Before Bedtime is a sweet board book for little ones that incorporates so many elements they love, from counting to exploring textures. Young readers countdown 10 kisses, as the children in the book get ready for bed, brushing their teeth and taking their baths. Each spread includes an element they can touch and feel, like floating bath bubbles or a dad’s apron. This book brims with love and tenderness, demonstrated by the diverse families in the illustrations.
In Sukaq and the Raven, A mother tells a young boy stories to help him fall asleep, including his favorite, about how the raven created the world. But as he slips into dreaming, his imagination puts him in the story, riding on the raven’s back as the world is created! The basis of this lovely bedtime story is a traditional Inuit legend, passed on from the co-author’s great-grandmother and here retold for a new generation of eager readers.
What happens if one of the sheep you count at night decides she doesn’t want to jump anymore? Could you still fall asleep? This is the unfortunate situation of a boy named Mike in The Flock (available in Spanish as El rebaño). The other sheep try their best to convince the wayward sheep, but it’s only the arrival of a mysterious letter that prompts her to make one last leap. A fun twist on the traditional bedtime story.
It’s bedtime, but instead of falling asleep, a child keeps coming to her father with increasingly absurd tales of animals in her bed. Yet each time the father dutifully goes to her room to inspect, the animals have mysteriously disappeared. The father rolls his eyes at her imagination, but when it’s his turn to go to bed, he finds out she wasn’t telling tales after all. The animals have all moved into his bed instead!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a dreamy new take on a classic bedtime lullaby. The whimsical illustrations emphasize the uplifting message of the additional verses, which encourage children with positive affirmations. Books in this series are great to use when your child is ready to move from board books to picture books because of its tear resistant pages. Includes a QR code to scan so you can sing along.
Hush-a-Bye Night: Goodnight Lake Superior is a beautiful tribute to the natural beauty of Lake Superior and to all the wildlife that live on its shores. The book, filled with gorgeous illustrations, lulls the reader to sleep, as a young family camping nearby bids good night to all of the animals, who are also preparing for the night. A wonderful book to take on your next camping trip, or as a memento of a visit to the area.