Pyjamarama: brilliant bedtime stories

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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. 

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Baby, Sleepy Baby

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Angela Brooksbank

    Interest level: 0-3

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  • Baby, Sleepy Baby

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Angela Brooksbank

    Interest level: 0-3

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    This soothing picture book lullaby celebrates the beautifully tender moments that families share with their sleepy babies at bedti…

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  • Constance in Peril

    Author: Ben Manley Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Constance in Peril

    Author: Ben Manley Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark

    Interest level: 4-5

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    Ben Manley and Emma Chichester Clark’s absolutely delightful story about a much-loved toy will strike a chord of recognition in al…

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  • Moose’s Book Bus

    Author: Inga Moore

    Interest level: 4-8

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  • Moose’s Book Bus

    Author: Inga Moore

    Interest level: 4-8

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    This delightful picture book, which celebrates the pleasure of sharing books, reading aloud and the importance of libraries, is su…

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  • Lulu's Sleepover

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Lulu's Sleepover

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 2-5

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    In this sweet instalment of the Lulu series, Lulu has a new adventure with her cousin Hani – her very first sleepover.  …

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  • How To Be A Lion

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • How To Be A Lion

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

    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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  • The Every Baby Book

    Author: Frann Preston-Gannon

    Interest level: 1-3

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  • The Every Baby Book

    Author: Frann Preston-Gannon

    Interest level: 1-3

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    Over the course of one day, we see many different kinds of families engage in the same similar routines: breakfasts, nappy changes…

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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

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  • You're Safe With Me

    Author: Chitra Soundar Illustrator: Poonam Mistry

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    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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