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Bedtime Story Books for Children - Top 5

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Bedtime Story Books for Children - Top 5

Nothing beats a good bedtime story! As a parent with young children, it's no secret that bedtime can have it's difficulties. Reading to your children frequently, even every day, has significant benefits to their literacy and numeracy skills. Choosing the right book for bedtime is the next step for all you new parents, and we pulled together this compilation of children’s classics, plus one or two new favourites. From bear hunts to green eggs and ham, these books are brimming with endearing characters and fun filled stories. Bedtime reading starts tonight!
  1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Where the Wild Things Are is the story about a little boy called Max, a creative and mischievous young boy who always misbehaves! One night he plays up so badly that his mum sends him to bed without dinner! In his comfy bed, the room unexpectedly transforms...
  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    This bedtime story begins with a tiny caterpillar, hatching from his egg and eating everything in sight! Eventually this greedy caterpillar is no longer tiny. This story of wildlife and piggish behaviour is a colorful journey and insight into the world of nature. (Edward's children loved this one! This book helped them learn the days of the week)
  3. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

    A fantastic bedtime story about a cat in a hat! Home alone, two children are bored out of their minds when a furry friend arrives to stir things up! This book is a comedic read for all the family. The book includes rhyming and repetitions. and truly is an adventure your children won't forget!
  4. We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

    Five children and their dog companion go out to hunt a bear! An adventure filled tale, they trek across rivers and forests before coming face to face with a grizzly bear! This book is a real award winner, filled with pictures and a chant that sticks in your head.
  5. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

    A heart string puller, Guess How Much I Love You is the story of two nutbrown hares, one little and one big. To symbolise how much they love each other, sizes and measurements are used throughout the tale. This story is very simple, and will have you and your children sharing love for each other every night.

These are our top 5 bedtime story books. All of the books are gentle and soothing stories to keep tiny readers content before the land of nod! So before you tuck your kids into their comfy beds, read a bedtime story they wont forget!