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Wide-Awake Bear

Pat Zietlow Miller - 2018
    For little cub Elliott, however, it’s not that easy. First, something tickles his nose, rousing him from a dream, and then every shadow, noise, and passing thought keeps him up. No amount of fluffing of his pillow or tossing and turning will help. He even tries nudging his mom out of her slumber! But he’s…Still. Wide. Awake.Artist Jean Kim infuses Pat Zietlow Miller’s charming text with cozy warmth and playful humor. This beautiful picture book will be a favorite bedtime story for children, adults, and baby bears alike!

Pablo in the Snow

Teri Sloat - 2017
    But this little lamb soon discovers that there’s something else as well: SNOW! From making trails to sledding with friends, having snowball fights and crafting snowmen, there’s tons of fun to be had in the snow. But winter days grow dark very fast, and Pablo finds himself lost on his way home. Not to worry—Mama and Papa help Pablo get back to the cozy barn so he can talk about his adventures.

The Littlest Family's Big Day

Emily Winfield Martin - 2016
    They have just moved to the forest and are ready to go for their first wander about. What will this little family find? Friends, adventure, and most importantly, a place they belong. With carefully chosen words and brushstrokes Emily Winfield Martin captures the mystery of the woods while adding magical touches uniquely her own.

Morris Mole

Dan Yaccarino - 2017
    When the moles are running low on food, it's up to clever Morris to save the day. With a little help from an unexpected friend and a lot of digging, Morris learns that even the smallest creatures can do big things.

Piggies in Pajamas

Michelle Meadows - 2013
    But she keeps hearing things from upstairs. Could her little piggies be jumping on the bed or playing dress-up instead of sleeping? But every time Mama goes up to check on them, they are all tucked in…until the noises begin again!Kids and parents alike will relate to the eternal bedtime struggle so playfully depicted in this delightful picture book.

Not Inside This House!

Kevin Lewis - 2011
    But Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse doesn't stop there. He comes home with specimens from his travels! First a bug, and then a moose-what will Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse show up with next? Curious readers are in for a fun adventure."Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse,why is that hog inside this house?"

Spencer and Vincent, the Jellyfish Brothers

Tony Johnston - 2019
    They invented a little song which went like this: My brother, my brother, he’s sweet, not smelly. I love him from down in my jelly belly. One day a wave of superior magnitude separates them! The brothers know they have to do whatever it takes to find each other again. And they’ll need some help along the way… Sometimes friends can really make a the difference. Spencer and Vincent is a story of adventures and the bond of family.

Back to Bed, Ed

Sebastien Braun - 2009
    But while Ed loves going to bed, he doesn't like staying there.At bedtime, Ed plays silly games with Dad. He has a drink and brushes his teeth. He takes a bath and cuddles with Mom for a bedtime story. Then Ed is off to bed with hugs and kisses. But night after night he tiptoes down the hall and climbs into Mom and Dad's big bed. Mom and Dad aren't getting much sleep, so they come up with a plan to keep Ed in his bed. Ed doesn't think much of Mom and Dad's plan―so he comes up with one on his own!Parents transitioning their little ones from cribs to toddler beds will immediately relate to Sebastien Braun's charming spin on the perennial challenge of getting young children to stay in bed. Bright, uncluttered illustrations complement the simplicity of the story.Awards: Best Children's Books of the Year --Bank Street College of EducationCCBC Choices (Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers) --Cooperative Children's Book Center

Sleepy Bears

Mem Fox - 1999
    But how do you convince six not-so-sleepy bear cubs to go to bed? Mother Bear, of course, has found a way--with a cozy rhyme for each of them. Once again, beloved author Mem Fox enchants little ones--and their parents--with a tender bedtime story, irresistibly illustrated by Kerry Argent.

Little One Step

Simon James - 2003
    By putting one foot in front of the other, Little One Step finds his way home.

Polar Bear Morning

Lauren Thompson - 2013
    Companion to New York Times Best Illustratedbook /New York Times bestselling book.On a chill, bright morning, a polar bear cub awakes inside her cozy den. She hears the seagulls' far-away calls and clambers out into the day.Suddenly a snowy something tumbles down a little snow hill. She sees a snowy face, snowy paws, and snowy fur. What can it be?Thrilling words and glowing pictures make this morning-time tale of first friendship as satisfying as a warm hug.

The Night Lion

Sanne Dufft - 2017
    But at night, when he dreams that a robber is coming through the woods to take these precious possessions, all of Mom’s assurances that “there is no robber” are not enough to ease his fears. Then Nana brings Morgan a stuffed toy lion, because everybody needs a lion sometimes—and because sometimes, fears in a child’s mind can only be conquered with the imagination. That night, Morgan rides a life-sized Night Lion into the woods and together they drive the robber far away. Comforting watercolour illustrations soothe any scary scenes, and the magical Night Lion will find an instant welcome in young readers’ hearts. A darling offering from author/illustrator Sanne Dufft.

Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

Mara Bergman - 2007
    Meet Oliver -- a boy who *really* knows how to stay up!Oliver Donnington Rimington-SneepCOULDN'T and DIDN'T and WOULD NOT SLEEP!And why should he? As soon as his parents shut his door, Oliver's off on all kinds of explorations: painting and reading, drawing and racing -- and a little trip to Mars for good measure. But his explorations end where all explorations should: safe at home, in a warm bed . . . asleep.For every parent with an Oliver (or Olivia) in their lives, and every child seeking a little fun before shut-eye, OLIVER WHO WOULD NOT SLEEP is the perfect bedtime adventure.

Mommy, Where Are You?

Leonid Gore - 2009
    One morning Ozzy wakes up...and Mommy isn't there! Where could she be? Behind the fence? Down in the meadow? Up in the tree? Or maybe she is exactly where she is supposed to be after all.

Maisy Goes on Vacation: A Maisy First Experience Book

Lucy Cousins - 2010
    They’re headed for the seashore, but getting there is only half the fun. Coloring and snacks help pass the time on the ride to the beach, where Maisy can’t wait to swim, collect seashells, build sandcastles, and lots more. At nighttime it feels special to go to bed in a hotel—knowing that tomorrow another vacation day awaits!