Nothing beats great bedtime stories to help kids go to sleep and boost the parent-child bond. From tiny four-legged sleepyheads to big drowsy dump trucks, we’ve collected our best read-aloud bedtime books. From bedtime story classics to new favorites, these books are sure to lull infants and toddlers to sleep as they drift off to dreamland.
A nursery staple, this beloved baby’s book makes a perfect bedtime story. With soothing, sleep-inducing rhymes and easy-to-follow illustrations, young listeners can tag along as the story’s tiny rabbit says goodnight to all the objects in its room. Goodnight Moon is a great book for creating happy bedtime rituals for little ones.
Good Night, Gorilla
Poor zookeeper, all he wants to do is get to bed—but a mischievous gorilla has other plans. This giggle-inducing tale takes young readers and listeners through a not-so-typical night at the zoo when none of the animals want to sleep alone. Good Night, Gorilla is a comforting bedtime story for kids getting used to sleeping on their own.
The Going to Bed Book
It's Time to Sleep, My Love
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Bear Snores On
The Napping House
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Time for Bed
I Love You, Good Night
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
I Love You As Much…
Good Night Beach
Easily the most comprehensive sleep series for children, the beloved Good Night collection focuses on saying nighty-night to just about everything, from pirates and puppies to parks and beaches. The series also includes a book for every state—the perfect way to introduce young readers to the place where they live. We especially love Good Night Washington State, the home of ThriftBooks headquarters!