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11 Cute Bedtime Stories Picture Books for Children

Looking for cute children’s bedtime story books to read to your kids? We’ve got you covered with the very best and cutest goodnight stories for children.

 

A whimsical and soothing bedtime story  At night, all the animals return to their homes to sleep. Birds dream in their nests, polar bears snore inside their ice caves, and children snuggle under the covers of their beds. Everything is in order. Unless, of course, it isn't. Sometimes the world — or the book — gets turned upside down. And then things aren't quite as simple.  With its sweet, winsome illustrations, this book is perfect for sharing with children as they drift off into their own imaginative dreams.At Night

HARDCOVER;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5471-1
41 Pages

2 to 6

A whimsical and soothing bedtime story

At night, all the animals return to their homes to sleep. Birds dream in their nests, polar bears snore inside their ice caves, and children snuggle under the covers of their beds. Everything is in order. Unless, of course, it isn’t. Sometimes the world — or the book — gets turned upside down. And then things aren’t quite as simple.

With its sweet, winsome illustrations, this book is perfect for sharing with children as they drift off into their own imaginative dreams.

 


Purchase At Night  at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

 

The Big Book of Slumber ilustrated Picture book kids booksThe Big Book of Slumber

HARDCOVER;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5439-1
26 Pages

Ages 3-7

stunning lullaby book that will both delight and soothe

All creatures of the world find time to rest. And in this charming lullaby book, countless cozy animals settle down in their beds. Bears lie under their blankets, the fox snuggles beneath a tree in the light of the moon, and the monkey tucks his banana close beside him.

This brilliant pairing of author and illustrator brings us a vibrant yet elegant bedtime book that is sure to enchant young readers as they drift sweetly into their own dreams.

 


Purchase The Big Book of Slumber  at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

 

The Blue Hour ilustrated Picture book kids booksThe Blue Hour

HARDCOVER; Published: 2/20/2017
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5488-9
Price: $ 19.00
42 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 9″ x 12.75″

Ages 4 to 8

 

A lovely and tranquil celebration of nature

The sun has set, the day has ended, but the night hasn’t quite arrived yet. This magical twilight is known as the blue hour. Everything in nature—sky, water, flowers, birds, foxes—comes together in a symphony of blue to celebrate the merging of night and day.

With its soothing text and radiant artwork, this elegant picture book displays the majesty of nature and reminds readers that beauty is fleeting but also worth savoring.


Purchase The Blue Hour  at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

Good Morning, Harry ilustrated Picture book kids booksGood Morning, Harry—Good Night Daddy

HARDCOVER;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5450-6
Price: $ 17.00
40 Pages

Ages 4 to 8

 

 cozy book perfect for sharing at bedtime or breakfast

As Harry and Gran head home for supper, Daddy’s day is just getting started. Daddy is in London, working as a conductor on an overnight train headed for Penzance, while Harry and the rest of his family stay cozy in their seaside cottage. As Daddy bustles around the train, Harry’s day is winding down with dinner, card games, and a hot bath. But when Daddy comes home in the morning after a long night’s work, he and Harry enjoy a happy reunion.

In this warm, soothing book, two parallel stories run side-by-side, finally coming together in a sweet ending that will delight both parents and kids.


Purchase Good Morning, Harry—Good Night Daddy at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

 

Good Night, Chickie ilustrated Picture book kids booksGood Night, Chickie

HARDCOVER;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5378-3
26 Pages

Ages 2-5
Full-color illustrations throughout
Buy the ebook: Kindle

Mother Hen has put Chickie to bed. But Chickie’s stuffed friend Bunny isn’t ready to sleep yet — he can’t hear Mother Hen; he needs to go to the bathroom; he’s scared of the dark and the noises he hears. But Mother Hen is always there to reassure them, until at last both Bunny and Chickie are satisfied. This endearing bedtime story will resonate with any parent who has ever struggled to convince a child to go to sleep, and will comfort any child who has needed just one more thing before falling asleep.

 


Purchase Good Night, Chickie at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

 

PAPERBACK;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5226-7
24 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 9.5 x 9.5

Ages 3-7
Full-color Illustrations Throughout

I see the moon,
and the moon sees me.
Does anyone know
I’m alone here at sea?

A little girl dreams that she’s all alone at sea in a tiny boat. It’s dark, and the sea is scary. Then she sees the gentle moon, the first sign of God’s love. The moon, the stars, and at last the sun lend enough light to lead her back to shore, where she realizes she was never alone at all. God has brought her safely home.

Based on a traditional children’s rhyme, Kathy Appelt’s poetic text and Debra Reid Jenkins’ imaginative and dramatic paintings, accented in gold leaf, convey a sense of mystery and wonder and make this book a perfect illustration of God’s abiding love.


Purchase I See the Moon at Amazon, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

Sleepy Time Blessings ilustrated Picture book kids booksSleepy Time Blessings

BOARD BOOK;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5350-9
12 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.75 x 6.75

Ages 1-4
Full-color Illustrations Throughout

 

Sleepy baby
Time for bed
Angels gather round your head
Blessing tummy
Blessing toes
Blessing eyes and ears and nose

Simple text and an adorable bunny baby — watched over by sweet guardian bunny angels! — make this board book a favorite bedtime story for very young children.


Purchase Sleepy Time Blessings at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

 

HARDCOVER;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5512-1
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 7 x 9.875

Ages 4 to 7

 

A whimsical bedtime book perfect for sharing

Reading stories is a cherished bedtime ritual, a special moment that parents savor with their children—no matter what their species! In this funny yet tender book, a stork reads to her chick in their rooftop nest, a walrus tucks his calf into an igloo cradle, and an alien tells his child a story in zero gravity.

Both parents and children will fall in love with the adorable cast of characters in this charming book.


Purchase A Story that Grows at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

 

Sweet Dreamers isabele simler ilustrated Picture book kids books.jpgSweet Dreamers

HARDCOVER;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5517-6
80 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 9.5 x 10.625

Ages 4 to 8

 

A gorgeous bedtime book from an award-winning creator

From the celebrated creator of Plume and The Blue Hour comes another enchanting animal book. Countless cozy animals are settling in for the night, but they all sleep in different ways. A bat dreams upside down, a hedgehog snuggles into a pile of leaves, and a humpback whale spins in its sleep like a ballerina.

With its poetic language and lush illustrations, Sweet Dreamers will dazzle young readers as they drift off to sleep themselves.


Purchase Sweet Dreamers at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

Thank You, God ilustrated Picture book kids booksThank You, God

HARDCOVER;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5424-7
26 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 8.875 x 11.75

Ages 3 to 8

A heartwarming reminder of life’s blessings

This bright, lyrical book offers readers of all ages and backgrounds the perfect chance to reflect on all the things that they have to be grateful for. Thank You, God is a celebration of family and friends, of homes and food to share, and of the wonder of creation from the first light of day to the calm, peaceful night.

This inspiring book, with its elegant yet accessible text and vibrant illustrations, is sure to have a powerful impact on readers as it encourages them to view the world around them with fresh eyes.

Read more from the author of this book on Eerdlings.

 


Purchase Thank You, God at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

 

A World of Prayers illustrated Picture book kids booksA World of Prayers

HARDCOVER;
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5285-4
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 11 x 9.25

Ages 4-10
Full-color Illustrations Throughout

A good prayer makes you think, and it may even make you laugh! These prayers have been collected from every corner of the world and though the words may differ from country to country, the same universal themes of love, forgiveness, and hope run through them all. There are prayers for night and day, graces for mealtimes, and blessings too. Beautiful illustrations help to make this a perfect first prayer book for young children.

 


Purchase A Word of Prayers at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Eerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


 

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