Top 10 Favorite Bedtime Stories
Updated: Jan 18
Every night before bed, our daughter climbs into her bed, our son sits on my lap, and my husband reads us a bedtime story. This has become a wonderful family routine that our 3-year-old and our 5-month-old can enjoy with us.
There are a few books our daughter loves to read to us and she has the books memorized.
I have compiled a list of our favorite children’s books that we read at bedtime that I thought I would share.
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1. Baby Be Kind by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
We received this book before our daughter was born and it is definitely our number one favorite book. My daughter, husband, and I all have this short little cardboard book memorized and we can recite it at any moment. I have purchased this fan favorite for baby showers as well.
2. Three Little Pigs by Al Dempster
This cute Little Golden Book is a popular story and there are many different versions you can choose from. We prefer this version because of the songs, but you could look into any version you like.
3. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
If you’re looking for a tear jerker, this is the book to read. The story of a man who grows up and still loves his mother will make you question the intention of children’s books. It’s adorable though and a wonderful read.
4. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! by Dr. Seuss
Who doesn’t love a good Dr. Seuss book? We have a large collection and our daughter loves them all. This is probably her favorite one because of the Zellar in the Cellar.
5. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
I think this is my husband’s favorite children’s book as well. The young boy helps teach our children good morals and the story is a great read for all ages.
6. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
This story is wonderful to help your child fall asleep. It is a classic and an easy read as well. You may find yourself reading this book every night.
7. Corduroy by Don Freeman
I loved to read this story as a child and now enjoy reading it to my own children. The cute little teddy bear that lives on the shelf at the store is adorable. It shows Corduroy finding a friend even though he was missing a button.
8. Doc McStuffins: Shake Your Tail Feathers by Andrea Posner
Disney Junior Little Golden Books are very easy books and our daughter enjoys many of them. This book is great because it encourages kids to get up and get moving to stay in shape.
9. Llama Llama Secret Santa Surprise by Anna Dewdney
The little Llama Llama must buy a Secret Santa gift for one of his classmates. This book really teaches how to keep secrets and that it feels much better to give gifts than to receive them.
10. The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen
The message of this story really does a great job teaching kids that no matter how much money you have or how expensive your clothes are, everyone is truly the same. The emperor thought he was more important than everyone else, but he was really just made to look like a fool.
These are just 10 of our favorite bedtime stories, but we have many more we love to read as well.
What are some of your favorite books to read at bedtime?
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