Bedtime Stories

Get ready for bed with funny stories and lullabies from the Picture Book (JE) area.

Author Title Call Number
BeckerA Bedtime for Bear
A small but effervescent overnight guest tries the patience of a curmudgeonly bear who needs absolute quiet to fall asleep.
JE Becker
BrownGoodnight Moon
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room.
JE Brown
CabreraTwinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
This version of the well-known lullaby travels around the world as baby animals and their parents share the wonder of a twinkling star.
JE Cabrera
ChristelowFive Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
One by one the little monkeys jump on the bed, only to fall off and bump their heads.
JE Christelow
DragonwagonAll the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep
An alphabet of animals prepare to go to sleep.
JE Dragonwagon
FeifferNo Go Sleep!
A baby does not want to go to sleep, even as everything else around her wishes her a good night.
JE Feiffer
FoxGood Night, Sleep Tight
In this book with rhyming text, Bonnie and Ben's favorite babysitter reads them nursery rhymes before putting them to bed.
JE Fox
HacohenTuck Me In
Help tuck in baby animals at bedtime using shorter pages to serve as blankets.
JE Hacohen
Drowsy animal babies snuggle in trees, caves, weeds, and on waves, but one sleepyhead isn't yet in his bed.
JE Howatt
IwamuraBedtime in the Forest
Mick, Mack, and Molly, three young squirrels, find themselves awake and wanting to play all night like the owl children and learn that they should be going to bed instead.
JE Iwamura
KherdianCome Back, Moon
A sleepless bear hides the moon, much to the displeasure of his forest animal friends who miss dancing under its light.
JE Kherdian
LewisFly Blanky Fly
Sam and his blanket have a big adventure until it is time to fall asleep.
JE Lewis
LogueSleep Like a Tiger
At bedtime a young girl asks "Does everything in the world go to sleep?"
JE Logue
MartinMoon Dreams
Luna, who loves to look at the moon, wonders where it goes during the day.
JE Martin
NumeroffNighty-Night, Cooper
It is bedtime, but Cooper is not ready to climb into his mother's pouch and go to sleep until they enjoy some lullabies.
JE Numeroff
PaulIf Animals Kissed Good Night
Rhyming text explores what would happen if animals kissed like humans do, from a slow kiss between a sloth and her cub to a kiss from a hippo calf to his father.
JE Paul
PendziwolOnce Upon a Northern Night
The beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold.
JE Pendziwol
RathmannGood Night, Gorilla
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
JE Rathmann
RinkerGoodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
When their work is done for the day, the trucks at the construction site make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.
JE Rinker
RowandIt Is Night
A little girl says good night to a seal, a bear, a lion, a train, and so on--giving readers a bit of information about each.
JE Rowand
SaltzbergChengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep
High in the trees, all of the pandas are sleeping except for Chengdu, who tries everything and still cannot fall asleep until he finds the perfect spot.
JE Saltzberg
SheaDinosaur Vs. Bedtime
Dinosaur wins most battles, but what will happen when he goes up against bedtime?
JE Shea
SingletonThe King Who Wouldn't Sleep
A clever farmer wins the hand of a princess when he uses a counting activity to make the watchful king fall asleep.
JE Singleton
SobelThe Goodnight Train
A child's bedtime ritual follows the imaginary journey of a goodnight train's trip to the dreamland station.
JE Sobel
SrinivasanLittle Owl's Night
Little Owl enjoys a lovely night in the forest visiting his friend the raccoon, listening to the frogs croak and the crickets chirp, and watching the fog that hovers overhead.
JE Srinivasan
ThomasLet's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy
Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark night, with humorous results.
JE Thomas
WillemsDon't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!
A pigeon comes up with many reasons why he should not go to bed.
JE Willems
WrightSleep, Big Bear, Sleep!
As Big Bear prepares to hibernate, he keeps thinking he hears Old Man Winter giving him exhausting orders.
JE Wright
YaccarinoGood Night, Mr. Night
Mr. Night puts the world to bed and helps children fall asleep.
JE Yaccarino
ZoboliThe Big Book of Slumber
All creatures of the world find time to rest. In this lullaby book, countless cozy animals settle down in their beds.
JE Zoboli
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Last Updated 9/14