Recommended picture books to read as bedtime stories for babies and toddlers. Books that will grow with your child.
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Reading together is such a great way to unwind before bedtime! Today’s post features some of our favorite bedtime stories for babies and toddlers. Note: this post features affiliate links. Learn more. Some of the featured books in this post were sent to us as review copies. All opinions are my own.
Sweet Bedtime Stories for Babies and Toddlers – Board Books We Love
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Good Night World Board Books
Have you discovered the Good Night Our World board books for babies? They range from geographical, like Good Night San Francisco to whimsical, like Good Night Baby Dragons. As the title suggests, the books in this series read beautifully as bedtime stories. They provide a wonderful way for children and parents to explore the world – both real and imagined – together.
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Owl Babies is one of my all-time favorite books for babies and toddlers. Martin Waddell’s gentle text pairs beautifully with Patrick Benson’s illustrations in a story that captures that bedtime anxiety so many young children struggle with. Use this book to explore these owl themed learning activities during the day.
Good Night, Animal World Kids Yoga Bedtime Story by Giselle Shardlow
Ease active kids into bedtime with Giselle Shardlow’s Good Night, Animal World yoga themed bedtime story.
Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton
Pajama Time is the perfect bedtime story for kids who love to laugh.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
In Mem Fox’s Time for Bed, children read their way to bedtime alongside animals around the world.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight Moon continues to charm with its simple rhymes and illustrations.
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
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