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Books for bedtime

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  • Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

    Author: Martin Waddell Illustrator: Barbara Firth
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Little Bear just can't get to sleep because he is afraid of the dark. Big Bear is patient and brings bigger and bigger lanterns to keep away the darkness. Still Little Bear is afraid, so Big Bear takes him outside to see the moon and the stars. Finally, cuddled up in Big Bear's arms, Little Bear goes to sleep, allowing Big Bear to finish reading his book. Th…

  • Can You See a Little Bear?

    Author: James Mayhew Illustrator: Jackie Morris
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    Little Bear journeys through an astonishing collection of magical settings, and meets many exotic animals as he drifts off to sleep. The text is a series of rhyming statements and questions which draw the child's attention into the pictures, and encourage them to search for the creatures and objects mentioned, and also to discover the wealth of other images …

  • Animal Lullabies

    Author: Mandy Ross Illustrator: Krisztina Kallai Nagy
    Publisher: Child's Play

    Mandy Ross's original poems are fantastic, with an appealing mix of everyday language and nonsense words!

  • Peace At Last

    Author: Jill Murphy
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan

    The hour is late and Mr Bear is tired. But he just can't sleep - however hard he tries, all he can hear are the noises in the house.

  • Time for Bed, Fred!

    Author: Yasmeen Ismail
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

    Fred is a very naughty dog - and he doesn't want to go to bed one bit!

  • The Snatchabook

    Author: Helen Docherty Illustrator: Thomas Docherty
    Publisher: Alison Green Books

    This delightful picture book from husband-and-wife team Helen and Thomas Docherty is a real treat.

  • I Heart Bedtime (Martha and the Bunny Brothers)

    Author: Clara Vulliamy
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    • Martha has a lot of fun while getting her two brothers, Monty and Pip, off to bed!
    • Colourful and detailed illustrations that young children will love to explore.
    • Enjoy singing 'The Bedtime Bunnies Song!' together.

  • Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner

    Author: Gareth Edwards Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees
    Publisher: Alison Green Books

    This fabulously daft tale around a child's evening routine is the perfect bedtime book to share.

  • The Mouse Who Ate the Moon

    Author: Petr Horacek
    Publisher: Walker Books

    This peep-through story book has beautiful illustrations which are brought to life with the peep-through hole on each page. An endearing and funny story with friendship at its heart.

  • Sleep Tight, Teddy!

    Author: Annie Kubler
    Publisher: Child's Play

    Board book with cuddly toy teddy to help with talking to your baby at bedtime

  • Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

    Author: David Melling
    Publisher: Hodder Childrens Books

    • Part of the much-loved Hugless Douglas series about a huggable bear and his friends.
    • Hugless Douglas is off to a sleepover at Rabbit's, but will some extra guests fit?
    • Funny words, ilustrations and characters should have your preschooler giggling.

  • Dive in, Ducky!

    Author: Annie Kubler
    Publisher: Child's Play

    Talking finger puppet board book

  • Teddy Bedtime

    Author: Georgie Birkett
    Publisher: Andersen

    Colourful, rhyming board book for bedtime.

  • Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

    Author: Axel Scheffler
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    A beautifully illustrated and simply worded story about friendship and kindness. 

  • Mockingbird Song

    Author: Carol Thompson
    Publisher: Child's Play

    A beautiful retelling of the classic lullaby.