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Best Bedtime Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Lull your little one to sleep with the sweet words of these soothing stories.
 
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Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Clement Hurd

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny.

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Good Night, Gorilla
by Peggy Rathmann

In this practically wordless bedtime story, a weary zoo keeper bids good night to his charges and then goes home to bed. He doesn't notice, however, that clever Gorilla has pickpocketed his keys and is letting the animals out of their cages, one by one.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $11.99

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My Lucky Little Dragon
by Joyce Wan

Whether your child is a happy little horsey, a snuggly little lamb, or a brave little tiger, My Lucky Little Dragon will have every parent saying, "Baby, I'm so lucky to have you!"

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Board Picturebooks : $4.89

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You Are My Cupcake
by Joyce Wan Illustrated by Joyce Wan

A scrumptious board book, filled with sweet terms of endearment.

This bite-sized board book is an ode to all the names we call our children: cutie pie, sweet pea, peanut, pumpkin. With a candy-colored palette and irresistible art, this is the perfect baby shower gift!

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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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Sweet Dreams, Sam: A Touch-And-Feel Book
by Yves Got

It's time for bed, little Sam! But which plush animal friend should he take to bed with him? There's soft furry tiger, fuzzy felt monkey, rough and scratchy crocodile and wrinkly elephant.

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Sweet Dreams
by Kimiko Kajikawa
With very simple language and beautiful pictures of sleeping animals, learn how koalas, bears, flamingos, and hippos sleep. The book even shares which animal sleeps with its eyes wide open!
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Song of Night: It's Time to Go to Bed
by Katherine Riley Nakamura Illustrated by Linnea Riley
A soothing good-night picture book in the spirit of Time for Bed (Mem Fox/Jane Dyer) where cuddly baby animals and their loving parents prepare for bed. Stunning illustrations.

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Sleepy Bunny
by Dorothy Kunhardt

Sleepy Bunny is a deluxe cloth book that is just perfect for bedtime. Children can move the plush bunny from page to page and read all about how Bunny puts the toys away, has a yummy snack, and pulls up the covers to go to sleep.

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Sleepy Bears
by Mem Fox Illustrated by Kerry Argent

Winter is here, and in winter, bears sleep. But how do you convince six not-so-sleepy bear cubs to go to bed? Mother Bear, of course, has found a way: with a cozy rhyme for each of them.

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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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Oliver Who Would Not Sleep
by Mara Bergman

Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep COULDN'T and DIDN'T and WOULD NOT SLEEP! And why should he? As soon as his parents shut his door, Oliver's off on all kinds of explorations: painting and reading, drawing and racing — and a little trip to Mars for good measure.

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No More Yawning!
by Paeony Lewis

Seven o'clock: Time for Florence and her plush pal Arnold to hit the hay. Florence must be tired — her yawns are getting BIGGER by the minute. But neither little girl nor toy monkey can possibly go to bed. Not now.

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Kitten's First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes

From one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today comes a memorable new character and a suspenseful adventure just right for the very youngest. It is Kitten's first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it?

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Sweet Dreams
by Kaori Watanabe Illustrated by Kaori Watanabe

Cartwheel Books and Taggies Inc. have joined together to create, MY FIRST TAGGIES BOOK series. 

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