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Bath Book Bed: Best bedtime books

This Bonny Baby

Sweet dreams start with a simple routine - Bath, Book, Bed.

If you're looking for a brilliant book to get your little ones dropping off into a happy slumber, you're in the right place: we've picked out some fantastic stories that are sure to do the trick.

Whether you're settling down a baby or a toddler, you'll find beautiful illustrations, enchanting rhymes and gorgeous fantasy worlds. Take a look below, and sleep well...

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  • Are You Sleeping?

    Author: Constance von Kitzing

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Are You Sleeping?

    Author: Constance von Kitzing

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 4+

    Little Lion is desperate to find someone to play with, but all the animals in the savannah are going to sleep! A beautiful book to…

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  • This Bonny Baby

    Author: Michelle Sloan Illustrator: Kasia Matyjaszek

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 4+

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  • This Bonny Baby

    Author: Michelle Sloan Illustrator: Kasia Matyjaszek

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 4+

    What does your bonny baby love to do? This board book - complete with a shiny mirror - is one you'll return to again and again.

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  • Babies Can Sleep Anywhere

    Author: Lisa Wheeler Illustrator: Carolina Buzio

    Interest level: 0-3

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  • Babies Can Sleep Anywhere

    Author: Lisa Wheeler Illustrator: Carolina Buzio

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age:

    Little ones will love learning about all the places that their favourite animals go to sleep... and the gentle rhymes will soon ha…

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  • Sweet Dreams Peter

    Author: Beatrix Potter

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Sweet Dreams Peter

    Author: Beatrix Potter

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 4+

    The perfect introduction to the world of Peter Rabbit, as Beatrix Potter's beloved bunny settles down for a lullaby at the end of …

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  • Good Day, Good Night

    Author: Margaret Wise Brown Illustrator: Loren Long

    Interest level: 3-5

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Good Day, Good Night

    Author: Margaret Wise Brown Illustrator: Loren Long

    Interest level: 3-5

    Reading age: 5+

    From the author of the children's classic Goodnight Moon, this charming tale of a bunny saying hello to their world in the mo…

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  • A Brave Bear

    Author: Sean Taylor Illustrator: Emily Hughes

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • A Brave Bear

    Author: Sean Taylor Illustrator: Emily Hughes

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    A book for families, for dads and for illustration fans, this is in the same territory as the phenomenally successful Guess How Mu…

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  • A Recipe for Bedtime

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Sarah Massini

    Interest level: 0-5

    Reading age: 5+

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  • A Recipe for Bedtime

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Sarah Massini

    Interest level: 0-5

    Reading age: 5+

    You're feeling sleepy, but how can you have the perfect recipe? Peter Bently's sweet lullaby will give you step-by-step instructio…

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  • If I Had a Dinosaur

    Author: Gabby Dawnay Illustrator: Alex Barow

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • If I Had a Dinosaur

    Author: Gabby Dawnay Illustrator: Alex Barow

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    A little girl wishes ever so desperately that she could have a pet, but she's unsure about what kind of pet she would like.

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  • One Moonlit Night

    Author: Zanna Davidson Illustrator: Seo Kim

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • One Moonlit Night

    Author: Zanna Davidson Illustrator: Seo Kim

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

    A little girl sets off on a magical journey on her little boat in this truly stunning pop-up book that you won't be able to resist…

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  • Superbat

    Author: Matt Carr

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  • Superbat

    Author: Matt Carr

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    Reading age:

    Pat the bat is bored. Everyone else is asleep, but Pat doesn’t want to be like everyone else, he wants to stand out. He dreams of …

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  • Fairy Magic

    Author: Cerrie Burnell Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Fairy Magic

    Author: Cerrie Burnell Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 6+

    Isabelle has discovered a fairy called Summer-Blue in a hidden magical world at the bottom of her garden... But will she be able t…

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  • They Say Blue

    Author: Jillian Tamaki

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • They Say Blue

    Author: Jillian Tamaki

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

    In They Say Blue, we follow a young girl as she explores the colours in the world. A beautiful, poetic picture book that will…

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  • Goodnight Tiger

    Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Laura Hughes

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Goodnight Tiger

    Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Laura Hughes

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 6+

    The animals in Emily's wallpaper can't get to sleep and they're keeping her awake... so she decides to climb into the wallpaper to…

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  • Dave's Cave

    Author: Frann Preston-Gannon

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-6

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  • Dave's Cave

    Author: Frann Preston-Gannon

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-6

    Dave the caveman has a great cave... but could he find an even better one? This amusing picture book conveys the simple message th…

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  • Silver

    Author: Walter de la Mare Illustrator: Carolina Rabei

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

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  • Silver

    Author: Walter de la Mare Illustrator: Carolina Rabei

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

    This beautifully illustrated version of Walter de la Mare's classic poem about the moon's night-time adventures is sure to help yo…

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  • Hush-a-bye Bunny

    Author: Holly Surplice

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

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  • Hush-a-bye Bunny

    Author: Holly Surplice

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

    Full of affection and snuggles, this simple rhyme about Bunny's bedtime is just the thing for a relaxing good-night read.

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  • A Great Big Cuddle

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Chris Riddell

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • A Great Big Cuddle

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Chris Riddell

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    Beautifully illustrated poems for young children by two Children's Laureates

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  • Goodnight Everyone

    Author: Chris Haughton

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Goodnight Everyone

    Author: Chris Haughton

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

    The visuals are the main appeal of this beautiful bedtime book, which explodes with a fantastic pink-and-purple starry colour pale…

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  • Quiet!

    Author: Kate Alizadeh

    Interest level: 2-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Quiet!

    Author: Kate Alizadeh

    Interest level: 2-7

    Reading age: 5+

    A small child takes us on an auditory tour of her home in this delightful picture of family life, ingeniously interpreted through …

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  • Baby Sparkle: Bedtime

    Author: Dorling Kindersley

    Interest level: 0-2

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Baby Sparkle: Bedtime

    Author: Dorling Kindersley

    Interest level: 0-2

    Reading age: 5+

    This simple board book about settling down for the night is a perfect accompaniment to a regular bedtime routine for babies, espec…

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  • Bedtime with Ted

    Author: Sophy Henn

    Interest level: 2-3

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Bedtime with Ted

    Author: Sophy Henn

    Interest level: 2-3

    Reading age: 5+

    Little ones will love following the story of Ted's night-time routine - from splashing in the bath with penguins to having some mi…

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  • Tickle My Ears

    Author: Jörg Mühle

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 0-3

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  • Tickle My Ears

    Author: Jörg Mühle

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 0-3

    Jörg Mühle's Tickle My Ears is a great interactive bedtime story, made to help you bond with your child at bedtime. With…

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