Snuggling up with a small child and a good bedtime book is perhaps one of the greatest joys of life (and a proven method for better baby sleep!) Those quiet, calm, loving moments help nurture family bonds, ease a child into slumber, and (we believe) infuse some simplicity and sanity into our modern, hectic, hyper-connected lives. Reading together is good for the soul!
While every family is bound to find their own favorites, for those who are looking for something new – or even just the basics for building your bedtime library – here are our top 10 recommendations.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss
Just Go To Bed by Mercer Mayer
Counting Kisses: A Kiss-and-Read Book by Karen Katz
Snoozers: Seven Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids by Sandra Boynton
StellaLuna by Janell Cannon
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Interested in winning both? [UPDATE: GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated! We have a great list of recommendations in the comments and encourage everyone to read through them to find new ideas for bedtime!]
ENTER TO WIN!
We’re giving away 5 Twilight Turtle and My Turtle and Me Prize Packs valued at $39.95 each! Twilight Turtle is the original plush toy that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep. Featuring 195 stars that shine from within its plastic shell, Twilight Turtle projects a magical constellation onto your child’s bedroom ceiling and walls in three soothing color options. Take your child’s bedtime routine to a whole new level of comfort and ease by using Twilight Turtle combined with the companion bedtime story!
Here’s how to enter:
Answer the following question in the comments below:
What’s your favorite bedtime story? — Bonus points for uncommon books! (Actually, we can’t legally offer bonus points, but we do love hearing about less traditional ideas for people’s bedtime libraries!)
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
For each additional entry, leave a separate comment letting us know what you’ve done (and what your profile name is where relevant). You can enter up to 4 times by taking all of the actions listed above and the more entries you make, the more chances you have at winning!
Five random winners will be selected on October 31, 2013!