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Best Before-Bed Read-Alouds

Prepare your child for a good night's sleep with these nighttime favorites.
 
Hush!
Hush!
by Minfong Ho Illustrated by Holly Meade
This endearing book contains a Thai lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.
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How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague

In each playful spread of this read-aloud bedtime book, parents are ready to put their kids to bed — but these youngsters just happen to be dinosaurs! And though they may stomp and slam their tails a bit, in the end they act a lot like people: they give a big kiss, turn out the light, and whisper "good night."

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CD: $6.97

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Paperback Book: $5.39

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Picture Book: $11.89

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The Night Parade
The Night Parade
by Lily Roscoe Illustrated by David Walker
A bedtime book in the vein of Everywhere Babies, Harold and Purple Crayon, and In the Night Kitchen, THE NIGHT PARADE is a dreamworthy story.
Have you ever wondered what happens at night while mothers and fathers lie sleeping? Children wake up.
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Picture Book: $11.89

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Good Night, I Love You
Good Night, I Love You
by Caroline Jayne Church Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
New from the Bestselling Illustrator of I Love You Through and Through!
Caroline Jayne Church and her loveable, huggable toddlers are back!
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Board Book: $7.19

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Long Night Moon
Long Night Moon
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Mark Siegel

Have you ever stopped to consider what might be revealed in one spot over one year by twelve unique and exquisite full moons?

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I Love You Through and Through
I Love You Through and Through
by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

Endearing pictures of a lovable toddler add humor and heart to this reassuring story, in a comforting, padded board book that's just right for cuddle time!

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Board Book: $11.99

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Board Book: $7.16

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Mouse Mess
Mouse Mess
by Linnea Riley Illustrated by Linnea Riley
Sticky-gooey, jam to spread with peanut butter smeared on bread. Nighttime is snack time for a mischievous mouse, whose colorful antics in the kitchen of a human family are a joy to follow. As anyone small in a big people's world can tell you, some mess is inevitable — milk spills, after all, and crackers scatter.
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
by Caroline Jayne Church Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
Bestselling illustrator and author Caroline Jayne Church dazzles and shines in the classic lullaby, TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR. With an eye-catching foil cover that twinkles even on the darkest nights, Caroline Jayne Church's beloved toddlers and stuffed animals become adorable stargazers in this perfect bedtim
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Board Book: $5.59

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Owl Moon
Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by John Schoenherr

A young girl and her father take a nighttime stroll near the farm where they live to look for owls. It is a beautiful night, a moonlit winter night.

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Picture Book: $13.59

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Polar Bear Night
Polar Bear Night
by Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Stephen Savage

One keen, clear night, a polar bear cub wakes inside her warm den. Something in the moonlit stillness quietly beckons. What is it? The little cub sets out for the snow and sky and sea and ice, and the moon follows.So begins a magical journey through a starlit world filled with love and wonder.

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Picture Book: $11.16

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Russell the Sheep
Russell the Sheep
by Rob Scotton Illustrated by Rob Scotton
This is Russell. Sometimes Russell is just a little bit out of step with the rest of the flock. All the sheep are falling asleep — except Russell.

What's a sheep to do? Russell tries everything . . . until, at last, he falls asleep.

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I Love You, Stinky Face
I Love You, Stinky Face
by Lisa McCourt Illustrated by Cyd Moore

As a mother lovingly tucks her child into bed, the imaginative child has...just a few questions. For instance, "What if I were an alligator with big, sharp teeth that could bite your head off?"

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Paperback Book And CD: $6.97

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Shhhh
Shhhh
by Kevin Henkes Illustrated by Kevin Henkes
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Time to Sleep
Time to Sleep
by Denise Fleming Illustrated by Denise Fleming

"I smell winter in the air," said Bear. "It is time to crawl into my cave and sleep. But first I must tell Snail."

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Time for Bed
Time for Bed
by Mem Fox Illustrated by Jane Dyer

Darkness is falling everywhere and little animals are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in for the night. It's time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle down under the covers.

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A Night-Time Tale
A Night-Time Tale
by Alexandra Junge

A carousel of words and pictures, this touching tale puts a playful spin on the common childhood fear of the nighttime. A little girl who has always been afraid of the dark embarks upon an amazing adventure that explains why the night follows the day and begins to make friends with things she had once feared.

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Sleep Tight, Little Mouse
Sleep Tight, Little Mouse
by Mary Morgan Illustrated by Mary Morgan

As a little mouse tosses and turns in his bed of dried grasses, he imagines that other animals must surely have better sleeping arrangements. A bird's nest, a kangaroo's pouch, a polar bear's den — they all sound

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