Beginning at birth, babies and young children's brains develop rapidly. It's never too early to begin reading book to a child. Even though your baby doesn't understand words, her brain is making connections from what she hears you say. Reading, rocking, and cuddling calms your child and helps her associate reading with love and contentment.
Time for Bed
by Sue King
Just wiggling this adorable book up and down makes the moon set, babies bathe, and more! With full-color illustrations and lenticular screens throughout, this action-packed board book is a great way to entertain curious young readers at home or on the go.
The Sleepy Book
by Diane Muldrow, Patti Ann Harris
It's time to get ready for bed... The Sleepy Book follows the various rituals a child experiences at bedtime - putting away toys, taking a bath, being read a story or sang a lullaby, then snuggling under the covers with teddy and slowly falling asleep. Enchanting Diane Muldrow's warm and cozy text and Patti Ann Harris' bold, kid-friendly illustrations are seven touch and feel elements: puffy golden satin of the sun going down, yellow foam of a rubber ducky, and a terrycloth bath towel, among others.
10 Minutes Till Bedtime
by Peggy Rathmann
The countdown to bedtime is about to begin when a family of hamsters arrives at the front door. "All aboard," shouts the child's pet hamster, and it's off to the kitchen for a snack, to the bathroom for toothbrushing, to the bedroom for a story. And just as the child starts to read, more hamsters stream through the front door and the escapades accelerate as the countdown continues. Now in a sturdy board book format, this favorite bedtime book is ready for a younger audience.
The Baby's Bedtime Book
by Kay Chorao
Presents twenty-seven traditional rhymes, poems, and lullabies for bedtime from a variety of sources. "This lovely volume is going to spread joy in many a household for years," said PW about this charmingly illustrated collection of poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, William Blake, Christina Rossetti and many others. Ages 1-4.
Bubba and Beau Go Night-Night
by Kathi Appelt, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
Sister, it's down the road again in this second outing for Bubba and Beau, two best friends who love to go bye-bye. But when the sun goes down, are those two ready for bed? No siree, Bob! This sweet and sassy addition to the Bubba and Beau series is sure to have even the sleepiest little bubbas laughing the night away.
Go to Bed, Fred
by Alison Inches, Lauren Attinello, Rollie Krewson
BOOKS YOU CAN PLAY WITH The main attraction of Go To Bed, Fred: A Good Night Book & Muppet Puppet is, of course, the Muppet: pale-blue Fred has a wild tuft of bright yellow hair, a lime-green nose and a wide mouth. The board book, by Alison Inches, illus. by Lauren Attinello, uses rhyme to show Fred getting ready for bed with a host of animal assistants: "Hand me a towel, Baby Owl./ Time to floss, Albatross."
Good Night Engines
by Denise Dowling Mortensen, Melissa Iwai (Illustrator)
In this imaginative, inviting bedtime book, lyrical verse tells of various vehicles winding down for the night and "rolling off to bed." On alternate spreads, luminous paintings depict a little boy playing with toy engines in his bedroom as well as life-sized engines in the outside world. The soothing text and large, up-close pictures of trucks, planes, and fire engines, among others, will make this a favorite bedtime story of all toddlers and preschoolers who are fascinated with things that go.
Wind Says Good Night
by Katy Rydell, David Jorgensen (Illustrator)
It's late at night, and the cheerful chatter of Moth, Frog, Cricket, and Mockingbird keeps a restless child awake. But the friendly wind and a cooperative cloud intervene to quiet all nighttime melodies and deliver a gentle "Good night."
Buenas Noches, Gorila
by Peggy Rathmann
This is the perfect book for someone who is interested in caring for they their child in the most natural ways possible. It contains clear and easy to understand explanations on herbs, essential oils, and aromatherapy. It also is full of great recipes and advice to help you get started. This book is full of great resources, too. It's a must for people interested in this subject but unsure as to where to begin.
Time for Bed
by Mem Fox, Jane Dyer (Illustrator)
Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. It’s time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers--sleep tight! “Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a warm feeling of safety and affection.”