The Family Bedtime Treasury-Tales for Sleepy Times and Sweet Dreams is a mother-lode of stories for coaxing children to sleep. Eight titles of entertainment are what you’ll get in this carefully compiled selection designed to delight and lull.
Bedtime Bunnies by Wendy Watson is a wonderful read for babies. If your toddlers come with older siblings, try reading Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed by Eileen Christelour. They’ll come up with antics quite soon.
The Napping House written by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Dan Wood, is hilariously sleep-inducing for school-going kids.
Read The Goodnight Train written by June Sobel and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith, and journey to sleep.
No Sleep for the Sheep written by Karen Beumont and illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic will make you chuckle.
The Quiet Book written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska, is a tale that teaches children to recognize circumstances when they should be quiet.
Tell Me Something Happy Before I Sleep written by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by Debi Giliori guides children to look at the happy side of all that is around them and to the promise of next day.
Last but not least, turn to Gideon by Olivier Dunrea to get a (gleeful) glimpse of yourself as the adult trying (desperately) to get a child to sleep.