Archive for the ‘Bedtime Stories’ Category

How Do You Make a Baby Smile?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
by Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Bridget Strevens-Marzo
How Do You Make a Baby Smile?
Whether it’s grinning like Papa Crocodile or making a face like Mama Baboon, every creature has a special way of delighting his or her little one. The simple rhyming text is artfully illustrated with large, high-contrast pictures to make it especially accessible for young children to follow along. Recommended for ages 1-5.

Little Baa

Monday, August 11th, 2008
written and illustrated by Kim Lewis
Little Baa
Little Baa spends a joyful day romping in the fields with his friends. But suddenly, he realizes his Ma is nowhere to be seen. How will Little Baa find his mother again? A sweet and reassuring book for young children who sometimes wander a little too far. Recommended for ages 2-6.

Where the Wild Things Are

Thursday, August 7th, 2008
written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are
Max dons a wolf suit in pursuit of mischief and ends up in the middle of a forest full of Wild Things. It sparks the imagination, tickles the funny bone, and leaves you feeling snug and adventurous all at the same time. This is the Caldecott Award winner for 1964. This is a monster-ously good book! Recommended for ages 4-8.

Goodnight Moon

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
Goodnight Moon
A little bunny tucked in bed says goodnight to all of the objects in his room. The simple pictures and the repetitive rhyming text contribute to a sense of calm perfect for helping your little one fall asleep. It’s THE classic bedtime story. Recommended for ages 1-4.

Guess How Much I Love You

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram
Guess How Much I Love You
No matter what Little Nutbrown Hare does to say “I love you,” Big Nutbrown Hare shows that he loves him even more. Sweet and reassuring, it’s one of those books you don’t mind reading to your children over and over. It ranks as a modern-day classic! Recommended for ages 3-8.

Good Knight Sleep Tight

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
written and illustrated by David Melling


Good Knight Sleep Tight


What is a Good Knight supposed to do when the infant princess’ pillow has been destroyed? Go on a quest of course! Our brave hero sets off to find the softest material in all the land to fill the royal pillow. The lively text and comical pictures make this a fun read for bedtime or anytime. Recommended for ages 4-8.

Other books featuring the Good Knight include:

The Kiss That Missed

The Three Wishes

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague


How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?


Here’s an amusing book that features childish dinosaurs and how they behave when they are unwell. The comedic pictures feature sick dinosaurs interacting with parents, nurses, and doctors in ways that are socially appropriate and inappropriate. With lilting question-and-answer verses, the text provides children a humorous introduction to the etiquette of being ill. Recommended for ages 3-7.

I highly recommend the other books in this series as well, including:

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? (How Do Dinosaurs…)

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends (How Do Dinosaurs)

Circle Dogs

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino


Circle Dogs


A fun look at the daily life of two dachshaunds and the family they live with. Written with young children in mind, the text includes sounds, questions, and repetitions meant to engage the reader from beginning to end. The dynamically simple, high-contrast pictures catch the eye and keep it moving from one image to the next. It’s a fun read for children and parents! Recommended for Pre-School age children.

You’re All My Favorites

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram
 


Three little sibling bears want to know which of them their parents love best.  The answer, of course, is “you’re all my favorites!”  The text is simple and genuine.  The watercolor illustrations are bright and endearing.  It’s an ideal story for parents to read with all of their kids snuggled up together before bedtime. Recommended for ages 3-7.