Top 10 Children’s Books For Bedtime Reading

For children, reading stories at bedtime can be magical. It sets them up to have wonderful and fantastical dreams. For parents, it offers us a bonding time with our child, and a way to pass on values, lessons and morals through beautiful stories and tales.

Here are some of the best books for bedtime reading:


It’s Time to Sleep, My Love

It's Time to Sleep, My Love

The watercolor illustrations of the book will captivate your child, and the sweet simple words will lull them into a calm for bedtime.

If Animals Kissed Goodnight

If Animals Kissed Good Night

This cozy book is a sweet little story of what would happen if animals kissed goodnight. It will stimulate your child’s imagination, but the rhyming verse and whimsical tone will help them settle into bed.

365 Bedtime Stories

365 Bedtime Stories

Nothing will ever be quite as classic as Disney stories. This book contains a whopping 365 stories, one for each night of the year. It will motivate you to read to your child each night, and they will love seeing familiar faces as well as meeting some new Disney characters.

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo is a favorite of many families, and the second book The Gruffalo’s Child, is just as loved. Julia Donaldson has a style of writing that just speaks to children, all while keeping the adults entertained as well.

The Elephant Who Tried To Tiptoe

the elephant who tried to tiptoe

The story is calming, all while offering a priceless life lesson in the best way possible for your precious little one.

The Gift That I Can Give

the gift that i can give

Give your child the confidence to make the world a better place with this inspiring and fun book. It is colorful and full of happiness.

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance

Your little one will love this silly story about a clumsy giraffe who just wants to dance like the other animals in the zoo.

I Love You More

I love You More

The book shows both perspectives of love, from the parent and from the child. It will help them understand how love is felt and how it is given.

Grumpy Monkey

Grumpy Monkey

With the help of the grumpy chimpanzee Jim, the book will help teach your child that it is okay to not always be happy, and that their feelings matter. It is a funny, easy to understand book with a great lesson.

Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs

Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs

With a wonderfully light story and beautiful illustrations, your child will learn that love is forever and it travels all distances and obstacles.



There you have a few great books to start off your bedtime stories with your child. They are all full of wonderful lessons and sweet stories. You will both look forward to story time each and every day.