Picture Books About Bedtime

Picture books are shelved by the author’s last name and are meant to be read together with a parent or older reader.


llamaLlama, Llama, Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.


time_for_bedTime for Bed by Mem Fox

As darkness falls parents everywhere try to get their children ready for sleep.


kittens_firstKitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.


how_to_catch_a_starHow to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

Eager to have a star of his own, a boy devises imaginative ways of catching one.


song_of_nightSong of Night: It’s Time to Go To Bed by Katherine Riley Nakamura

Animal parents help their babies get ready for a night of good sleep.


dinosaur_vs_bedtimeDinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea

A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime.


scaredy_squirrel_at_nightScaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt

Scaredy comes up with a Bad Dream Action Plan to avoid sleep but between counting stars, playing cymbals and making scrapbooks, disaster still strikes and exhaustion takes its toll. Will Scaredy survive this ordeal? Will he find sweet dreams?


noisy_way_to_bedThe Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow

As a sleepy boy decides it is bedtime and sets out across the farm toward home, he meets several animals who, in their noisy way, express the same idea.


dont_let_the_pigeonDon’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems

Needing to brush his teeth, a bus driver asks the reader to make sure that the pigeon goes to bed on time–but the bird has many excuses about why it should stay awake.


how_do_dinosaursHow Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen

Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss.