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16 of the Best Bedtime Books for Toddlers

by Ivy B

It’s great for children to have access to books and even better when you spend quality time reading. Build healthy bedtime habits with these top bedtime books for toddlers.

As my son has become increasingly interested in books, he’s also very particular about the books he wants to be read at night.  We have a small bookshelf in his room and a small stack of books by the glider.  The stack of books are what’s currently in his favorites and we rotate once he’s bored of them.  But, he usually rotates through the same books.

Many of the books on this list were part of my daughter’s bedtime routine as a toddler.  So, I’d say they’ve stood the test of time.  In fact, every now and again I find a few “misplaced” in her room and have to relocate them to the toddler’s room.

These are my toddler’s favorite bedtime books!

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Top Bedtime Books for Toddlers

Rock-A-Bye Farm

The farmer rocks all his animals to sleep before he can go to sleep.

Rock-a-Bye Farm
  • Hamm, Diane Johnston (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages – 05/06/2008 (Publication Date) – Little Simon (Publisher)

Fisher Price Sleepytime Farm

This book has a fun animal slider bar.  This brings a tactile eliment to the story as you read about the baby animals who are playing before they’re ready to sleep.

Fisher-Price Little People Sleepytime Farm (Move Along Beads)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 12 Pages – 07/27/2010 (Publication Date) – Studio Fun International (Publisher)

Pajama Time

This is a fun book (as Sandra Boynton books usually are) for toddlers about all kinds of pajamas.  And, as is expected with her books, it gets sing-songy.

Pajama Time! (Boynton on Board)
  • Boynton, Sandra (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages – 09/27/2022 (Publication Date) – Boynton Bookworks (Publisher)

The Going to Bed Book

“Boat … boat” my son points out.  I think he enjoys the end of the book best when he can see the boat, but the whole story keeps him entertained.

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The Going To Bed Book
  • This product will be an excellent pick for you.
  • It is durable and long lasting
  • It ensures you get the best usage for a longer period
  • Sandra Boynton (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Counting Kisses

You love everything about your toddler, from his head to his toes.  Count kisses and you prepare baby for bed.

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Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book
  • Katz, Karen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages – 01/01/2003 (Publication Date) – Little Simon (Publisher)

Good Night, Sleep Tight

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Good Night, Sleep Tight: A Book About Bedtime (Hello, Friends!)
  • Quay, Emma (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages – 04/14/2011 (Publication Date) – Dial Books (Publisher)

Kiss Goodnight

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Kiss Good Night (Sam Books)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hest, Amy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 30 Pages – 09/09/2004 (Publication Date) – Candlewick (Publisher)

Goodnight Moon

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Goodnight Moon
  • Subject: Fiction, Stories in rhyme
  • Subject: Children’s fiction
  • Subject: Fiction
  • Subject: Classics
  • Subject: Bedtime & Dreams

Goodnight iPad

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Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation
  • Hardcover Book
  • Droyd, Ann (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages – 10/27/2011 (Publication Date) – Blue Rider Press (Publisher)

You’re All My Favorites

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You’re All My Favorites
  • McBratney, Sam (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages – 12/01/2008 (Publication Date) – Candlewick (Publisher)

Snoozers: 7 Short Stories for Lively Little Kids

B loves one of the stories in this book in particular.  “Night Sounds” includes funny sounds animals make as they snore.  He really loves “chee chee taaaah.”

Snoozers : 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids
  • Boynton, Sandra (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 18 Pages – 10/01/1997 (Publication Date) – Boynton Bookworks (Publisher)

Good Night, I Love You

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Goodnight, I Love You (Caroline Jayne Church)
  • Church, Caroline Jayne (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 20 Pages – 01/01/2012 (Publication Date) – Cartwheel Books (Publisher)

Where Do Diggers Sleep At Night?

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Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? (Where Do…Series)
  • Board Book
  • Sayres, Brianna Caplan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 26 Pages – 06/24/2014 (Publication Date) – Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

Farmyard Beat

This is a fun sing-song sort of bedtime book.  Maybe a little too upbeat for putting the tots to bed, but if your toddler is really tired, maybe it won’t matter.  It doesn’t seem to be problematic for my already lively little guy.

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Farmyard Beat
  • Craig, Lindsey (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages – 05/08/2012 (Publication Date) – Knopf Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

My Turtle and Me

This sweet book was given to my daughter when she was a toddler.  The turtle on the book used to light up when pressed, but no longer does.  It doesn’t really take away from the story of a child and his turtle!

My Turtle and Me (Cloud B)
  • Bernstein, Owen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10 Pages – 09/01/2012 (Publication Date) – Scholastic Inc. (Publisher)

The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town

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The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town
  • Hardcover Book
  • Sierra, Judy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 40 Pages – 06/09/2009 (Publication Date) – Knopf Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

Did I miss anything?  What do you think are some of the best toddler bedtime books?

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short life October 23, 2019 - 3:45 am

Amazing post.These are all great suggestions! thanks for sharing . Recently I have bought a baby book called “Sophie la Girafe Big Beep Beep Book” which encourages babie’s imagination and identification skills as they lift the tabs to identify the vehicle noises underneath each one.

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