Bath, Book, Bed 2017: Best Bedtime Books
Sweet dreams start with a simple routine - Bath, Book, Bed.
But if you need some advice about which stories will send your little ones happily off into the land of nod, you've come to the right place - we've picked out ten brilliant books that will have you cuddling up and dreaming big.
So choose a book, get all snuggly under the covers, and enjoy spending that all-important time together as you say goodnight.
Dave the caveman has a great cave... but could he find an even better one? This amusing picture book conveys the simple message that there's no place like home in a witty new way.
Walter de la Mare Illustrated by Carolina Rabei
Faber & Faber
This beautifully illustrated version of Walter de la Mare's classic poem about the moon's night-time adventures is sure to help your little ones nod off, thanks to its gorgeous colours and soft rhythm.
Full of affection and snuggles, this simple rhyme about Bunny's bedtime is just the thing for a relaxing good-night read.
Simon & Schuster
This bedtime book with a difference will appeal to digger-mad little ones as it follows the busy vehicles working on a motorway - at least, that is, until night falls and they can get some much-needed rest.
Michael Rosen Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Beautifully illustrated poems for young children by two Children's Laureates
The visuals are the main appeal of this beautiful bedtime book, which explodes with a fantastic pink-and-purple starry colour palette, as well as having a simple and lulling bedtime story that will help little ones yawn along.
A small child takes us on an auditory tour of her home in this delightful picture of family life, ingeniously interpreted through its sounds. It's a book that radiates comfort, security, warmth and love.
This simple board book about settling down for the night is a perfect accompaniment to a regular bedtime routine for babies, especially as they can follow along with the glittery detailing.
QED - Quarto
Baby Bear is trying to get to sleep, but will the other animals stop making so much noise? Hush... Little Bear Is Sleeping is a simple board book with soothing sounds that will help your own little cub drift off.
Little ones will love following the story of Ted's night-time routine - from splashing in the bath with penguins to having some milk with a tiger - in this colourful board book with flaps.