Best Bedtime Books

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love the fact that Zoe is super into books!!! She loves looking at them, holding them, chewing on them. I love it! For only being on this earth for five months, she sure does have quite the collection!!! Can I just tell you though, like adult books, all children books are not created equal! Man, there are some real duds out there. Part of Zoe’s bedtime routine includes reading a few bedtime stories. These are our favorites!

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

The Going-To-Bed Book

Shout out to Laura for gifting Zoe this book! This is our absolute favorite. In fact, I have the entire thing memorized and I often recite it to her while she is in the bathtub. The book goes through these cute little animal’s bedtime routine. They scrub. scrub scrub in the tub, put on their pjs, brush their teeth, exercise, turn off the lights, etc.

An Ocean Adventure a Sparkle Board Book

Join Titch on his ocean adventure and meet all kinds of sea creatures. Will he return home in time for bed? Zoe loves all the pictures in this book. This is the first book that she really paid attention too when she was younger.

Little Owl’s Night by Divya

Little Owl's Night

Little Owl meets all kinds of night time friends as he heads home before the sun comes up. The end of the book, his mama describes how the night ends and day begins and I always get goose bumps reading those few lines. The background is black instead of white, so I really think it helps the little kiddos really see the pictures.

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

Cue all the tears and emotions on this one! This was one of the very first things I bought Zoe. I stood in the aisle at Target reading this one and crying ugly tears because of how beautiful it truly is! This would make such a great baby shower gift!

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

I feel like this one is a little cliche, but there is a reason! Zoe just loves this book and it is one of the first ones we read every night.

Do you have any favorite bedtime books? I read these ones over and over again to Zoe and we never tire of them! I think that is what makes them such good choices.

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  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! May 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I’m going to have to add these to little one’s registry!!!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family May 24, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    This post is a great example of why I love that we are having babies so close in age!! It’s so great that you are just a step ahead of me in this. We have nearly all of these books already, but I’m super curious about the Little Owl one! I’m going to check it out at the library. I’m not sure yet which books Baby V will actually LIKE since she’s not here yet, but some of my favorites that we have already are: Goodnight Mr. Darcy, The Way I Feel, Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You (same author as On The Night You Were Born), Little Women (the BabyLit version), I Prayed For You, Pride & Prejudice (BabyLit version), and Because I’m Your Dad. None of these are about going to bed (except the Goodnight Mr. Darcy one), but I have been enjoying adding to her collection so I thought I’d share! 🙂 And then two of my favorites for when kiddos are a little older (though I totally already own them both for our baby, haha!) are My Name is Not Isabella (yay girl power books!) and The Wonderful Things You Will Be. So many good books! Hooray for reading! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine May 24, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I saved many of the boy’s books for future grandchildren. Good Night Moon was always a favorite!!

  • Reply Sierra May 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    We also enjoy the going to bed book and another one I like by her is the barnyard dance. My boys also like good night moon but it’s such a weird book to me. You’re right, there sure are some duds out there. Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Rebecca Jo May 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Ahhh – how precious of a post.
    I love some of these books. I do like to get some for shower gifts.
    Some of them have the best stories in them for even adults… I still have a bunch of my own baby books. Priceless

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders May 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    There’s a reason that everybody loves Goodnight Moon, it’s because it’s so good! I’m glad that Zoe loves books as much as her momma!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista May 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Adorable round up! Serena enjoys story time too, especially books with bright colors. But girlfriend sure loves “eating” the books more than “reading” lol. We have the last 2 books you listed, and I love reading them to her. Especially on the night you were born, so cute <3

  • Reply Laura May 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I have good night moon memorized. It is Sheffy’s favorite. He’s starting to point out all the things in the pictures, and even knows then the old lady is going to say “hush,” and says it with me. I’m glad she’s loving the Going to Bed Book!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm May 24, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Goodnight Moon is my all time favorite to read to Caleb! Night You Were Born is another favorite but always makes me cry lol. The Going to Bed Book is so so fun. I always laughed though that they exercised before bed and was asking one of the children’s librarians why that’s part of their bedtime routine. Haha. Guess I’m a morning work out kinda gal.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis May 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Aw so sweet! I love that you read bedtime books to her so she can gradually grow into a book lover. Precious moments at it’s finest even if she’s checking on the book! lol

  • Reply elle May 25, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Love all of those! I usually don’t get to be the reader at night to the girls, so we read them during the day.

  • Reply Marie May 25, 2017 at 10:00 am

    So many great books. My friend’s daughter loves Good Night Moon. She is three now but reads it every single night.

  • Reply Audrey May 25, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    ‘On the Night You Were Born’ sounds adorable… Honestly, I can’t wait until we have kids and I can fill their room with books 🙂 I don’t want to say I already have a few stashed away…. but I might. Ha!

  • Reply Erin LFF May 25, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I need to get that first book! We have a few from that author, but not that one! Most of our bedtime books aren’t even about bedtime- mom fail!! We almost always read the pout-pout fish and then T has a little ‘baby bible’ with cute pictures/short stories.

  • Reply Danielle May 25, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Little Owl Nights sounds so cute. I will definitely add that to my list!!!

  • Reply Laura May 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    I buy On The Night You Were Born for every baby in my life! SUCH a sweet book!

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