|Get ready for bed with funny stories and lullabies from the Picture Book (JE) area.
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|Becker||A Bedtime for Bear|
A small but effervescent overnight guest tries the patience of a curmudgeonly bear who needs absolute quiet to fall asleep.
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room.
|Cabrera||Twinkle, 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.
|Christelow||Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed|
One by one the little monkeys jump on the bed, only to fall off and bump their heads.
|Dragonwagon||All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep|
An alphabet of animals prepare to go to sleep.
|Feiffer||No Go Sleep!|
A baby does not want to go to sleep, even as everything else around her wishes her a good night.
|Fox||Good Night, Sleep Tight|
In this book with rhyming text, Bonnie and Ben's favorite babysitter reads them nursery rhymes before putting them to bed.
|Hacohen||Tuck Me In|
Help tuck in baby animals at bedtime using shorter pages to serve as blankets.
Drowsy animal babies snuggle in trees, caves, weeds, and on waves, but one sleepyhead isn't yet in his bed.
|Iwamura||Bedtime 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.
|Kherdian||Come Back, Moon|
A sleepless bear hides the moon, much to the displeasure of his forest animal friends who miss dancing under its light.
|Lewis||Fly Blanky Fly|
Sam and his blanket have a big adventure until it is time to fall asleep.
|Logue||Sleep Like a Tiger|
At bedtime a young girl asks "Does everything in the world go to sleep?"
Luna, who loves to look at the moon, wonders where it goes during the day.
It is bedtime, but Cooper is not ready to climb into his mother's pouch and go to sleep until they enjoy some lullabies.
|Paul||If 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.
|Pendziwol||Once Upon a Northern Night|
The beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold.
|Rathmann||Good Night, Gorilla|
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
|Rinker||Goodnight, 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.
|Rowand||It 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.
|Saltzberg||Chengdu 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.
|Shea||Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime|
Dinosaur wins most battles, but what will happen when he goes up against bedtime?
|Singleton||The 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.
|Sobel||The Goodnight Train|
A child's bedtime ritual follows the imaginary journey of a goodnight train's trip to the dreamland station.
|Srinivasan||Little 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.
|Thomas||Let'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.
|Willems||Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!|
A pigeon comes up with many reasons why he should not go to bed.
|Wright||Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!|
As Big Bear prepares to hibernate, he keeps thinking he hears Old Man Winter giving him exhausting orders.
|Yaccarino||Good Night, Mr. Night|
Mr. Night puts the world to bed and helps children fall asleep.
|Zoboli||The 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.
Last Updated: 9/14