Our Ten Favorite Bedtime Books

Our little guy has accumulated a pretty impressive library for being only sixteen months old. Our friends and family have given him books for his baby shower, birthdays, holidays and just because. He enjoys trips to Barnes and Noble to pick out his own books, too! Some of our favorite books are bedtime stories, and we read them often! Here are our ten favorite bedtime books:

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I Love You Just Like This! (Sesame Street Scribbles Elmo)

Our son loves Elmo. In this story, Elmo’s mommy tells Elmo just how much she loves him. The story includes counting, colors, opposites and seasons to make this bedtime story both fun and educational.





A Sick Day for Amos McGee
A Sick Day for Amos McGee was one of our first favorites. Poor Amos isn’t feeling well, so his zoo friends come to visit. My son, who loves animals, loves to see the animals board the city bus! This sweet story is simple, and beautifully illustrated.





Tickle Monster

This book is fun, and unique! As you read, you turn the tables on the scary monster, slowly taking his tickle powers away. By the end of the story, the tickle monster is no longer scary, at all!





Little Owl’s Night

Little Owl’s Night tells the story of little owl and his adventures in the nighttime forest. The author’s use of figurative language, in conjunction with the beautiful illustrations, make this story magical.





Bear Has a Story to Tell

The pace of this story makes it perfect for bedtime. We follow bear as he helps his animal friends prepare for winter, although he’d rather tell them a story. When it’s time to tell his story, however, things don’t go as planned!




Llama Llama Red Pajama

In Llama Llama, we learn about a poor, impatient and slightly dramatic baby llama as he has a nighttime meltdown! I have read this story so many times that I can recite the entire story without looking at a single page. And Baby B knows what to expect as we read, too!



Goodnight, Dragons [padded board book]great-books-for-babies-and-toddlers-6

This was a surprise hit in our house. The little guy picked this book during a recent trip to Barnes and Noble. He loves this sweet story about a little boy who seeks to help dragons by just giving them a little extra love, and chocolate milk.



If Animals Kissed Good Nightgreat-books-for-babies-and-toddlers-7

This is a fun, silly story about the different types of animal parents and babies, and how they each kiss their babies goodnight. We love the fun rhymes, and the beautiful illustrations!




Monsters Go Night-Nightgreat-books-for-babies-and-toddlers-8

We have had this book for a while, and Baby B has always enjoyed reading the story. Recently, he has begun to understand just how silly it is! In this story, we learn about the very strange bedtime routines of monsters. Did you know, for example, that a monster uses an octopus to clean his teeth? Who knew?



I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!great-books-for-babies-and-toddlers-10

This is another new addition to our library. In this short, sweet story, we learn all about the different types of hugs from cats, horses, ducks and even creepy, crawly bugs. The little man loves reading about the “whale hug” the most!



What are some of your favorite bedtime stories? Comment below to let us know!

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