Tag Archives: Bedtime & Dreaming

Sleep and Dream of Happy Things (Yo Gabba Gabba!)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description Muno can’t sleep–he hates sleeping alone. So what should Muno do? Why, he should sleep and dream of happy things like the rest of the Gabba Gang. The perfect bedtime book for little ones who love Yo Gabba Gabba! Kids will love to go to sleep […]

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Rating: (83 reviews) Author: Karma Wilson Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Bear’s friends awaken him the day before Christmas and help him to stay awake as they bake fruitcakes, fill stockings, and sing carols, then, while they sleep, he prepares his own surprise.

Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Julie Andrews Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, have hand-selected a wonderful mix of their most cherished poems, songs, and lullabies in this rich and diverse poetry collection. Brought to life with James McMullan’s stunning watercolor paintings, this volume features […]

The Quiet Book

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Deborah Underwood Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Amazon.com Review Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2010: Give Goodnight Moon and Goodnight Gorilla  the night off and pick up this new bedtime classic. This pitch-perfect picture book by Deborah Underwood and illustrator Renata Liwska will quell the pre-bedtime crazies. With the […]

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Rating: (41 reviews) Author: Publisher: Child’s Play International Product Description A board book for babies or toddlers and their parents, featurig a well-known nursery rhyme and interactive text.

Love You Forever (Gift Edition)

Rating: (933 reviews) Author: Robert N. Munsch Publisher: Firefly Books Product Description A young woman holds her newborn son And looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: “I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always As long as I’m living My baby you’ll be” So begins the story that has touched the […]

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Rating: (112 reviews) Author: Lewis Carroll Publisher: MacMay Product Description Both of the original Lewis Carroll tales Alice in Wonderland written in 1865 and Alice Through the Looking-Glass written in 1872. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are classic works of nonsense literature written by English author Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis […]

Potty Book for Girls, The

Rating: (98 reviews) Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series Product Description A toddler’s graduation from diapers to the potty is always a very important moment–and one to make parents and toddlers proud! In this book, Hannah needs to have her diaper changed so she can go out and play. Then Mom and Dad […]

Potty Book for Boys, The

Rating: (73 reviews) Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series Product Description A toddler’s graduation from diapers to the potty is always a very important moment–and one to make parents and toddlers proud! In this book, Henry needs to have his diaper changed so he can go out and play. Then Mom and Dad […]

Good Night, Spot

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Eric Hill Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Spot has been very busy, and it’s time to get ready for bed. After a bath and drying off in his warm, fuzzy towel, Spot chooses a favorite book for a bedtime story. Any young child can relate to the ritual of preparing for […]

Good Night: A Touch & Feel Bedtime Book

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Publisher: Piggy Toes Pr

Guess How Much I Love You

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Sam McBratney Publisher: Candlewick Product Description Now in a deluxe new edition Guess how much kids will love this! The original family classic is now available in a fresh new hardcover featuring embossing on the cover — and a new, larger trim size, making it perfect for lap sharing.

The Dachshunds That Saved Christmas

Author: Robert Bruce Ankrum Publisher: BookSurge Publishing Product Description There is trouble at the North Pole. Christmas is just around the corner and the reindeer are restless. However, Santa does not find the cause until his reindeer go on strike. What will he do? Who will pull the sleigh? His search for help is fruitless […]

It’s Time to Sleep, My Love

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Nancy Tillman Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Product Description It’s time to sleep, it’s time to sleep, the fishes croon in waters deep. The songbirds sing in trees above, “It’s time to sleep, my love, my love.” As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the […]

A Little Books Boxed Set Featuring Little Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description Three adorable characters in three adorable board books! These clever twists on dinnertime, bedtime, and clean-up time will delight all the little mess-makers, picky eaters, and night owls in your life.

The House in the Night

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Susan Marie Swanson Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers—a key, a bed, the […]

Dinosaur vs. Bedtime

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Bob Shea Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Roaaaar! Roaar! Nothing can stop me! Nothing can stop little dinosaur–not talking grownups, spaghetti, or even bath time. But what happens when he faces the biggest challenge of all…bedtime? With spare text and irresistible dinosaur roaaars, little dinosaurs will be begging for this […]

The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet (Pictureback(R))

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in full color. The magic of the beloved ballet is captured in this affordable edition. Art by a Caldecott Honor Book artist complements a succinct narration that is ideal for young children.  

Old Bear

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Kevin Henkes Publisher: Greenwillow Product Description Snug and warm, curled and furry, Old Bear sleeps. Red, orange, and brown leaves fly through the air, and it is snowing hard. Old Bear doesn’t notice. Old Bear is dreaming about being a cub again. He is dreaming about the beauty of the world. […]

The Moon Shines Down

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: Thomas Nelson Product Description The Moon Shines Down by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Linda Bleck   Forgotten for decades in a dusty, tucked-away trunk, The Moon Shines Down brings to life once more the unmistakable voice of Margaret Wise Brown. This soon-to-be classic allows a whole new […]

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Goodnight monsters everywhere, in this parody romp with its own special twist! “Goodnight tomb. Goodnight goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon.” It’s bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and […]

Love You Forever

Rating: (783 reviews) Author: Robert N. Munsch Publisher: Firefly Books Product Description A young woman holds her newborn son And looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: “I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always As long as I’m living My baby you’ll be.” So begins the story that has touched the […]

On the Day You Were Born: Book and Musical CD

Rating: (80 reviews) Author: Debra Frasier Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description Debra Frasier’s modern classic On the Day You Were Born has been welcoming babies into the world for more than a decade–and has sold over a million copies. Now this favorite hardcover book comes to life with a musical CD featuring an original […]

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Mem Fox Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the […]

It’s Time to Sleep, My Love

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Eric Metaxas Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Product Description It’s time to sleep, it’s time to sleep, the fishes croon in waters deep. The songbirds sing in trees above, “It’s time to sleep, my love, my love.” As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the […]

My Parents Think I’m Sleeping (I Can Read Book 3)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Jack Prelutsky Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description From reading under the covers to watching shadows dance on the wall, these fourteen vigorous verses show that a child’s life begins at bedtime! Amazon.com Review The childhood ritual of being put to bed has been a source of inspiration for children (and frustration for […]

I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed (Charlie and Lola)

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Publisher: Candlewick Product Description It’s bedtime for Charlie and Lola, the hilarious siblings from I WILL NEVER NOT EVER EAT A TOMATO. Night owl Lola likes to stay up coloring and scribbling and wriggling and bouncing and chattering. Lola never gets tired. How can big brother Charlie convince her it’s time […]

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (Bright & Early Books(R))

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Amazon.com Oh, why won’t Marvin K. Mooney just please go now? In this 1972 classic for “beginning beginners,” Dr. Seuss devotes his rhymes to budging the reluctant young Marvin K.: “The time has come. The time is now. Just go. Go. GO! […]

A Tree Is Nice

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Janice May Udry Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds […]

Richard Scarry’s Bedtime Stories (Pictureback(R))

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Richard Scarry Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in full color. Five funny tales featuring Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, Bananas Gorilla, and the rest of Scarry’s memorable menagerie are collected in a sleepytime anthology.  

Owl Babies

Rating: (56 reviews) Author: Martin Waddell Publisher: Candlewick Product Description A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. “I want my mommy!” Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she […]

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Karen Beaumont Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More,” one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the […]

The New Baby

Rating: (39 reviews) Author: Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description In this well-loved Little Critter picture book, our funny young hero has to get used to a new baby sister. What a problem. The baby doesn’t pay attention when Little Critter reads to her. She cries when he makes silly faces. And […]

Amazing Airplanes (Amazing Machines)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Tony Mitton, Ant Parker Publisher: Kingfisher Product Description Join our wacky animal crew for the flight of a lifetime! From the airport terminal to the flight deck, the zippy text and zappy art take children through how a plane flies, safety rules, in-flight entertainment and air traffic control. This action-packed picture […]

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Caldecott Medal Book)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Simms Taback Publisher: Viking Juvenile Amazon.com When Joseph’s favorite overcoat gets old and worn, he makes a jacket out of it. When the jacket is more patches than jacket, Joseph turns it into a vest. When the vest’s number is up, Joseph makes a scarf. This thrifty industry continues until there’s […]

The Little Red Hen (Little Golden Book)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Publisher: Golden Books Product Description Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller’s graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page—but they aren’t jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat! Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale.

Summer Bridge Activities: Preschool to Kindergarten

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Julia Ann Hobbs, Carla Fisher Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing (UT) Book Description NEW and Improved Summer Bridge Activities for 2006! This year the bestselling summer workbook features new covers, new activities, new reading lists, updated bonus sections, and a whole lot more to give kids a summer learning experience they won’t […]

Julius, the Baby of the World

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com For children who are facing the arrival of a new sibling, Julius, the Baby of the World makes for great biblio-therapy. At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the family. But when her parents repeatedly coo, “Julius is the […]

Dog

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Matthew Van Fleet Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Product Description From the creator of the #1 New York Times bestsellerTails and the million-copy-selling Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings Doggone fun for toddlers! In Matthew Van Fleet’s captivating new multiconcept book, twenty breeds of capering canines demonstrate action words, opposites, synonyms, and more. […]

Blueberries for Sal

Rating: (85 reviews) Author: Robert McCloskey Publisher: Viking Juvenile Amazon.com Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk go the blueberries into the pail of a little girl named Sal who–try as she might–just can’t seem to pick as fast as she eats. Robert McCloskey’s classic is a magical tale of the irrepressible curiosity–not to mention appetite–of youth. Sal and […]

If You Give a Pig a Party (If You Give…)

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Laura Joffe Numeroff Publisher: Laura Geringer Product Description If you give a pig a party,she’s going to ask for someballoons. When you give her the balloons, she’ll want to decorate the house. When she’s finished, she’ll put on her favorite dress. Then she’ll call all her friends — Mouse, Moose, and […]

Little Hoot

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description It’s not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no . . . Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play. So Little Owl spends all […]

My Big Boy Potty

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description “What a big boy you are!” Potty training can be fun. With warmth and sensitivity, Joanna Cole and Maxie Chambliss guide young boys though the challenges and rewards potty training—from the first steps to the joy of graduating to big boy underpants! A helpful “Note […]

The Story of Little Black Sambo

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The jolly and exciting tale of the little boy who lost his red coat and his blue trousers and his purple shoes but who was saved from the tigers to eat 169 pancakes for his supper, has been universally loved by generations of children. First written in […]

Brain Quest for Threes (Brain Quest)

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Chris Welles Feder Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description Play Time – Learning Time – Together Time Make a play date with a little mouse named Molly and watch your child blossom! Together you’ll play ABCs, counting games and “Can You Find Molly?” plus shadow pictures, word associations and “All Mixed […]

Night in the Country

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Aladdin Product Description There is no night so dark, so black as night in the country. And while the people dream of daytime things, the nighttime world awakens. Owls swoop, a rabbit patters, and in the yard an apple falls — pump! — from the tree. Listen. Go […]

Let’s Sticker & Paste! (Kumon First Steps Workbooks)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Publisher: Kumon Publishing North America Product Description Description coming soon…

Where’s the Poop?

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Julie Markes, Susan Kathleen Hartung Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description This engaging lift-the-flap book shows children that all creatures have a place to poop: tigers in the jungle, kangaroos in the outback, and monkeys in the rain forest. With the aid of this playful book, your child will see that he or […]

Bunny Cakes (Max and Ruby)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Publisher: Puffin

I’m a Big Brother

Rating: (73 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The author/artist creators of How I Was Adopted present this child’s-eye view of family life, deftly describing the joy of welcoming a new sibling into the family. A companion volume to I’m a Big Sister.