Bedtime Stories About Going to Bed
Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli
SO FUNNY! Owl tears up his house to find the “noise” that is preventing his sleep which we see is a cute little squeaky mouse. Soon the roof is off, the walls are down, and he’s lying in wait to get that noise.
Noisy Night by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Brian Biggs
From the bottom floor to every floor above it, the residents of this apartment building are making lots of noise! A man is singing opera, a baby is cooing, cowboys are laughing, a crow is squawking, and that’s not even all. Bright, eye-catching illustrations show just who is on the floor above. Keep turning to find out who is at the top and how he makes everyone BE QUIET so they all can go to bed. Silly and wonderful and a great addition to your bedtime stories.
Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko, illustrated by Dan Santat
Nicholas is afraid of the dark and other things but his toy dinosaur makes him feel as brave as his dad, fearless. So he takes his dinosaur everywhere — swimming, soccer, outside in the dark. When his toy gets lost, his fear returns and Nicholas has bad dreams. In a sweet, dad-rocks kind of ending, Nick’s dad takes him to look for the dinosaur. Because dads get it. And that helps.
Bedtime for Batman by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Ethen Beavers
As the stars come out and shadows lengthen, the hero gets a signal. Batman prepares the Batmobile. Our hero gets ready for bed including cleaning up the daily grime just like Batman cleans up the town’s villains. Add this to your bedtime stories if you want to make bedtime cool!
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur and the Noise at Night by Kallie George, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Boris and the Worrisome Wakies by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Good Night! Good Night! by Carin Berger
You’ll love this bedtime story’s sweet good-night list of things to do (“Good-night stories. Good-night songs. Good-night hugs. Good-night kisses . . . ” and the surprising, funny additions. Dances? Monsters? Tickles? Yup! The collage, paper-cut artwork in this picture book makes this very visually appealing.