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Bedtime Stories

Get ready for bed with funny stories and lullabies from the Picture Book (JE) area. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.
Author Title Call Number
BraunBack to Bed, Ed!
Ed the mouse will not sleep in his own bed, until his tired parents find a way for him to stay in his bed.
JE Braun
BrownGoodnight Moon
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air.
JE Brown
ChristelowFive Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
One by one the little monkeys jump on the bed, only to fall off and bump their heads.
JE Christelow
DaveyNight Knight
In simple text, describes a knight's bedtime routine.
JE Davey
DewdneyLlama Llama Red Pajama
A little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.
JE Dewdney
DragonwagonAll the Awake Animals are Almost Asleep
An alphabet of animals prepare to go to sleep.
JE Dragonwagon
HacohenTuck Me In!
Help tuck in baby animals at bedtime, using shorter pages to serve as blankets.
JE Hacohen
LewisFly Blanky Fly
Sam and his blanket launch themselves into a big adventure until it is time to fall asleep.
JE Lewis
LewisSweet Dreams
A mother prepares her child for bed by telling her about the different animals that live nearby and their nighttime activities.
JE Lewis
LoqueSleep Like a Tiger
At bedtime a young girl asks "Does everything in the world go to sleep?"
JE Loque
MarkesShhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping
A young child is encouraged to go to sleep by the thought of everyone in the community sleeping.
JE Markes
RathmannGood Night, Gorilla
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
JE Rathmann
RinkerGoodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
When their work is done for the day, the trucks at the construction site make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.
JE Rinker
SaltzbergCornelus P. Mud Are You Ready for Bed?
Cornelius the pig has his own style when preparing for bed, but he does not really feel ready until he gets a hug.
JE Saltzberg
ScottonRussell the Sheep
Russell the sheep tries all different ways to get to sleep.
JE Scotton
SheaDinosaur vs. Bedtime
Dinosaur wins most battles, what will happen when he goes up against bedtime?
JE Shea
SingletonThe King Who Wouldn't Sleep
A clever farmer wins the hand of a princess when he uses a counting activity to make the watchful king fall asleep.
JE Singleton
SobelThe Goodnight Train
A child's bedtime ritual follows the imaginary journey of a goodnight train's trip to the dreamland station.
JE Sobel
ThomasLet's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy
Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark night, with humorous results.
JE Thomas
WillemsDon't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
A pigeon comes up with many reasons why he should not go to bed.
JE Willems
WingGo to Bed, Monster!
Trying to avoid bedtime, Lucy uses her imagination and some crayons to draw a monster to play with.
JE Wing
WrightSleep, Big Bear, Sleep!
As Big Bear prepares to hibernate, he keeps thinking he hears Old Man Winter giving him exhausting orders that prevent him from sleeping.
JE Wright
YaccarinoGood Night, Mr. Night
Mr. Night puts the world to bed and helps children fall asleep.
JE Yaccarino

Last Updated: 5/13

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