Best bedtime stories for baby

Grab your blanket and tuck in your teddy bear because it's time to settle down for the night. 

12/04/2019
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With this list of soothing stories little ones will be calm and content as they fall asleep. Beautiful illustrations of cute characters will guide them to dreamland and foster a love of books from an early age. 

Bedtime Rhymes

by Pat-a-Cake

Book cover for Bedtime Rhymes

This book of lullabies is perfect for bedtime or any other time when you feel like cuddling up with your little one with a book. Whether you are reading lots of rhymes as part of a bedtime routine, or sharing a just a few of them and doing the actions, this collection of familiar, comforting rhymes is sure to become firm family favourite.

Includes favourites such as: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Rockabye Baby and Hey Diddle Diddle

Treasury of Bedtime Stories

by Enid Blyton

Book cover for Treasury of Bedtime Stories

A stunning treasury of favourite bedtime stories from one of the world's best-loved storytellers. With gorgeous full-colour illustrations by Becky Cameron throughout, this special book is a gift to treasure forever.

Both a gorgeous gift for fans of Enid Blyton and a striking introduction to her work for new readers, this glorious hardback contains over 300 pages of beautifully illustrated short stories to read and share at bedtime. Each short story stands alone and takes the reader on a brand-new adventure. From the pixie seamstress who makes dresses for the Fairy Queen, to the little boy who turns into a steam engine, meet a host of magic and memorable characters, brought to life by Becky Cameron's charming illustrations.

The stories first appeared in magazines and anthologies published between 1920-1960s.

Look out for these other gorgeous Enid Blyton gift books:
Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury
The Famous Five Treasury
Jolly Good Food (a children's cook book)
Favourite Stories from Enid Blyton

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Bedtime Stories

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I'm Not Sleepy

by Marion Cocklico

Book cover for I'm Not Sleepy

The Big Steps series is designed to help little ones (and their parents) cope with everyday experiences. In I'm Not Sleepy, watch little Ned and his mummy go through their bedtime routine even though Ned is "not a bit sleepy".

See Ned clear away his toys, have a bath, a story and then a song in this fun-filled novelty book with flaps and mechanisms. Each page has really helpful bedtime tips for parents and carers that are endorsed by The Good Play Guide and leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer. With delightful illustrations from Marion Cocklico, I'm Not Sleepy is the perfect bedtime book to share with even the most reluctant little sleeper!

For more toddler tips read No More Nappies: A Potty-Training Book, Can You Say Please?, and We're Having a Baby.

Night, Night

by Pat-a-Cake

Book cover for Night, Night

The perfect first book to share with your baby!

Sparkly, bold, high-contrast novelty board book that stimulates a baby's developing coordination and vision. The perfect introduction to a good bedtime routine.

Join Little Bunny after a busy day to get ready for bed. Eye-catching illustrations in black and white with shiny foil will capture your baby's focus and attention and aid their visual development. Night, Night introduces a gentle bedtime routine of bath, book, bed with simple text, noises to copy and striking images.

Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and reflective surfaces give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Babies will react with delight as they reach for the shiny textures and the simple text prompts parent interaction.


Also available: Moo Peek-a-Boo, Splish Splash, On the Move, Funny Faces, Animal Train

Bedtime Stories For 5 Year Olds

by Helen Paiba

Book cover for Bedtime Stories For 5 Year Olds

Bedtime Stories for 5 Year Olds is a rich and varied selection of heart-warming stories, perfect for snuggling up with at bedtime, by some of the very best writers for children. Great for reading alone or reading aloud - and for dipping into time and time again.

With stories from Berlie Doherty, Dick King-Smith, Joan G. Robinson, Adele Geras and many more, this book will provide hours of fantastic fun.

Bedtime Baby Cloth Book

by Campbell Books

Book cover for Bedtime Baby Cloth Book

Bedtime Baby is a soft and snuggly hand-washable cloth book, perfect for parents or carers to read with their little ones.

The touch-and-feel cover and crinkle page are fun for little hands to explore while Kay Vincent’s adorable illustrations of a bedtime routine are sure to engage and entertain babies!

Other touchy feely books include Playtime Baby.

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Goodnight, Mr Panda Board Book

by Steve Antony

Book cover for Goodnight, Mr Panda Board Book

A hilarious Mr Panda picture book, about the importance of doing the Bedtime Routine properly! In a sturdy board book, perfect for even the youngest readers.

Mr Panda and his friends are getting ready for bed. But some won't brush their teeth, others won't have a bath, and one won't even wear pyjamas! It's down to Mr Panda to show them how to do bedtime properly.

"The perfect read to enjoy with little critters who are less than enthusiastic about going to bed. It's completely charming and full of fun." WRD books

Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date!

Please Mr Panda
Thank You Mr Panda
I'll Wait Mr Panda
Mr Panda's Colours
Mr Panda's Feelings