Valerie Koehler, owner of the Blue Willow Bookshops, shares her favorite bedtime story books. For more of her picks, visit www.BlueWillowBookshops.com
Good Night Houston
by Jennifer and Kyle Solak
We all know Goodnight Moon. This fun local take on the bedtime classic is a great read-aloud as well as a sweet gift for a homesick Houstonian.
It’s Time To Sleep, My Love
by Nancy Tillman and Eric Metaxas
Feiwel and Friends
As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down as animals in the forest, jungle and sea whisper to their babies: “It’s time to sleep, my love.”
Time For Bed, Pete The Kitty
by James Dean
Before you get to the full line of Pete The Cat books, consider this board book where Pete prepares for bed. It has many touch-and-feel parts for baby.
by Ed Vere
When Max goes to say goodnight to the moon, it’s nowhere to be found, so he embarks on a journey to find his bedtime friend.
by Danica McKellar
Illustrations and simple text help little ones understand numbers one to 10 and recognize them as they appear all around us at bedtime.
Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep
by Joyce Dunbar
This reassuring bedtime story about siblings, nighttime fears, and sweet dreams will bring a smile to everyone’s face and make the bedtime routine peaceful.
I See The Moon: Rhymes For Bedtime
by Rosalind Beardshaw
Nosy Crow Books
A beautifully illustrated collection of favorite rhymes for little ones preparing for bedtime featuring adorable sleepy animals and babies ready to be lulled to sleep.
by Jonathan London
A little boy climbs into bed with a book about trains. “Ten sleepy cars going clickety-clack,” reads the refrain as the sleepy boy finds himself in the sleeping car!
Let Me Sleep, Sheep
by Meg McKinlay
It’s bedtime for Amos, who closes his eyes and counts some fluffy sheep. When the sheep suddenly appear, bedtime plans are forgotten.