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Pyjamarama: brilliant bedtime stories

For All the Stars Across the Sky by Karl Newson and Chiaki Okada

There's nothing quite like a book at bedtime. It's the perfect end to the day, a chance to snuggle up and share the magic of stories together.

As part of Pyjamarama - our celebration of bedtime stories - we've put together a selection of picture books we think little ones will love hearing again and again before they go to sleep. 

  • Amazing

    Author: Steve Antony

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Amazing

    Author: Steve Antony

    Interest level: 3-5

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    A delightful story about a little boy and his amazing pet dragon. It's a rare and perfect example of completely incidental in…

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  • Anna and Otis

    Author: Maisie Paradise Shearring

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Anna and Otis

    Author: Maisie Paradise Shearring

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

    Anna and Otis, her pet snake, are best friends. One afternoon, Anna decides that she and Otis should explore the town, but Otis is…

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  • Five More Minutes

    Author: Marta Altes

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Five More Minutes

    Author: Marta Altes

    Interest level: 3-5

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    Adults are always saying things like: 'There’s no time!' and 'Five more minutes!' But little fox thinks there’s always t…

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  • How To Be A Lion

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3-7

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  • How To Be A Lion

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3-7

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    Leonard is a gentle lion: just because you’re a lion doesn’t mean that you have to roar. A book about ignoring the aggressive…

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  • Jump and Shout!

    Author: Mike Dumbleton Illustrator: Peter Carnavas

    Interest level: 2-4

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  • Jump and Shout!

    Author: Mike Dumbleton Illustrator: Peter Carnavas

    Interest level: 2-4

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    Clap, cheer, we’re going out! Walk, run, jump and shout! A group of toddlers and little children go out to play at the park and ha…

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  • Little Green Donkey

    Author: Anuska Allepuz

    Interest level: 3-6

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  • Little Green Donkey

    Author: Anuska Allepuz

    Interest level: 3-6

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    Little Donkey loves, loves, loves grass! In fact, Little Donkey doesn’t want to eat anything other than grass for ever and ev…

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  • Once Upon a Bedtime

    Author: David Melling

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Once Upon a Bedtime

    Author: David Melling

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Once upon a bedtime, a long yawwwn floated down Sleepy Street. Rabbit is very tired indeed, and it’s time for her and her animal f…

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  • You're Safe With Me

    Author: Chitra Soundar Illustrator: Poonam Mistry

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 3-6

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  • You're Safe With Me

    Author: Chitra Soundar Illustrator: Poonam Mistry

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 3-6

    This simple story will comfort little ones and its soothing text will lull them to sleep. Accompanied with incredibly stunning and…

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