Bath, Book and Bed Recommended Reads

Ensuring stories are part of your baby or child’s bedtime routine will soothe them and is an effective way to help get your child to sleep at night.

Collect BookTrust’s new Bath, Book, Book Bed booklet with tips and advice from TV parenting guru Jo Frost from any of our libraries.

dozy bearDozy bear and the secret of sleep by Katie Blackburn and Richard Smythe.

Now are you all snuggled up and ready for bed? I’m going to tell you a story about the secret of sleep, and a little bear called Dozy who wanted to sleep, but didn’t know how. The book combines proven sleep and relaxation techniques with Richard Smythe’s gorgeous, dreamlike illustrations, and is perfect for any parent who wants to turn naptime or bedtime into a calming experience.

Beep Beep Beep Time For Sleep! by Claire Freedman and Richard Smythebeep-beep-beep-time-for-sleep

This bedtime book with a difference will appeal to digger-mad little ones as it follows the busy vehicles working on a motorway – at least, that is, until night falls and they can get some much-needed rest.

goodnight-everyoneGoodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton

The visuals are the main appeal of this beautiful bedtime book, which explodes with a fantastic pink-and-purple starry colour palette, as well as having a simple and lulling bedtime story that will help little ones yawn along.

There’s a walrus in my bed! by  Ciara Flood.9781783444922

Tonight, for the first time, Flynn is going to sleep in a proper big boy bed. But when bedtime rolls around, he just can’t get to sleep. The reason? There’s a walrus in his bed, of course! Mum and Dad play along while Flynn gives ‘Walrus’ blankets, snacks, milk and a top-secret trip to the toilet, but it doesn’t look like anyone is getting much sleep tonight.

Bedtime with Ted by Sophy Hennbedtime-with-ted

Little ones will love following the story of Ted’s night-time routine – from splashing in the bath with penguins to having some milk with a tiger – in this colourful board book with flaps.

dave-s-caveDave’s Cave by Frann Preston-Gannon

Dave the caveman has a great cave… but could he find an even better one? This amusing picture book conveys the simple message that there’s no place like home in a witty new way.

a-great-big-cuddle-front-coverA Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell

Beautifully illustrated poems for young children.  The poems fizz off the page with sound and rhythm, energy and laughter, as Rosen captures in the most remarkable way what it means to be very, very young.

Goodnight World by Debi Gliorigoodnight world

Goodnight ice and goodnight snow, Goodnight lights above, aglow. Join in the list of important things to say goodnight to – ships, animals, plants, toys and, of course, the sun – in this illustrated rhyming text, perfect for bedtime.

These books are available to borrow from Wokingham Borough Libraries, visit our catalogue at

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