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Updated by Derek Iwasiuk on Feb 13, 2018
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Bed Time Stories

Here’s our list of favorite classic bedtime stories for most ages. Reading a bedtime story is one of the best ways to spend quality time and bond with your children, help them wind down and for me personally it’s a fun way to educated at the same time for language skills and social behavior.

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Skippyjon Jones

Skippyjon Jones

A little kitten named Skippyjon Jones is ready to take on the world in this very fun book. He has all sorts of amazing adventures as he battles the bad guys with his sword. This book is so popular that it sparked a series of other books you can read at bedtime, too.Author Site

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Pajama Time

Pajama Time

A colorful cast of animals is all getting ready to put their pajamas on in this fun book that’s a great choice for you to read right before bed. There are also lots of colorful illustrations.Author Site

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Dr. Seuss has written so many great books; and this one is a lot of fun to read before bed. With a colorful cast of characters and rhyming words, it is a lot of fun to read right before you head to sleep. Get This Book

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Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

This very sweet book is about a little nut brown hare and a big nut brown hare trying to one-up each other by showing how much they love each other. The really softly colored pictures and gentle tone are a good choice to read right before bedtime Get This Book

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A little caterpillar eats his way through this fun book, eating new things every day of the week. The colorful illustrations and fun story make it a wonderful book you can read right before going to bed.Get This Book

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Caps for Sale

Caps for Sale

This fun picture book is about a man who sells hats or caps, but the monkeys keep stealing them and taking them up into the trees. Flip through each page to see how the man manages to get his caps back from those pesky monkeys. Get This Book

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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

This very popular story is about a boy named Max who discovers a whole new world created right in his bedroom. Soon, he becomes friends with some magical creatures as he learns all about what it’s like to be a “wild thing.” Get This Book

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Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

This book is about a small bunny rabbit who is getting ready for bed and talks to the moon outside his window and other animals and friends nearby. The words rhyme and when your parents read it, the sounds can help soothe you to sleep. Get This Book

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The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

A very special rabbit made of velvet is a little boy’s favorite toy. This story talks about the world as seen through the rabbit’s eyes and what it is like to be loved so much that even toys can become real.
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The Arrival

The Arrival

Another beautifully illustrated picture book, this story tells the tale of a man who leaves his family to head out and seek a better life for them. As he travels, he meets all kinds of whimsical creatures and people along the way, exploring the world around him to discover that everyone has their own struggles but yet still helps one another. Get This Book

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The Story of Babar

The Story of Babar

This bedtime story is about a little elephant named Babar who loses his mother. But Babar must carry on, and soon he becomes the king of all elephants. Get This Book

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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

A tree slowly grows, and as it gets bigger, so does the little boy who comes to visit it. As the boy ages, the tree continues to give more and more to the boy and in its own way, the special tree provides an everlasting promise of love. Get This Book

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A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

This is the story of a traveling bear named Paddington who is soon adopted by a family who finds him alone at the train station with his suitcase. You can follow Paddington and all of his fun adventures when you read this first book as well as several others in the series.Get Book Here

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Read about a boy named Alexander who has a lot of very bad things happen to him one day, and he wants to move away to Australia. This is a funny bedtime story that will make you laugh and remind you that things aren’t so bad after all. Get Book Here