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Bedtime

"I'm Not Sleepy!"
by Jonathan Allen
After staying up all night as all owls do, Baby Owl insists that he is not sleepy, despite his yawning and stretching and acting very grumpy. 
All Aboard for Dreamland!
by Melanie Harby
Takes the reader on a rollicking train ride through Wiggletown, Giggletown, the land of Strrrretch, and the town of Yawwwwwn on the way to Dreamland. 
The Baby Beebee Bird
by Diane Redfield Massie
The zoo animals find a way to keep the baby beebee bird awake during the day so that they can get some sleep at night. 
A Book of Sleep
by Il Sung Na
While other animals sleep at night, some quietly and others noisily, some alone and others huddled together, a wide-eyed owl watches. 
Can't Sleep without Sheep
by Susanna Leonard Hill
When counting sheep does not help Ava fall asleep and the sheep complain that they are exhausted, they send in replacements, including cows, horses, penguins, and pigs, but none prove satisfactory. 
Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime
by Bob Shea
Roaaaar! Nothing can stop little dinosaur, not talking grownups, spaghetti, or even bath time. But what happens when he faces the biggest challenge of all, bedtime? With spare text and irresistible dinosaur roaaars, little dinosaurs will be begging for this book to be read again and again. 
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
by Mo Willems
A pigeon comes up with many reasons why he should not go to bed. 
Goodnight Lulu
by Paulette Bogan
When her mother tucks her in for the night, Lulu the chicken worries what would happen if a bear or a tiger or an alligator should come in during the night. 
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, and goodnight air. 
Goodnight, Little Monster
by Helen Ketteman
Rhyming text describes a mother guiding her young monster through bedtime preparations, such as howling at the moon, snacking on worm juice and beetle bread, and choosing a bedtime story. 
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
by Jane Yolen
Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss. 
I Need My Monster
by Amanda Noll
A unique monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this picture book relies on the power of humor over fear, appeals to your love for creatures both alarming and absurd, and glorifies the scope of imagination. 
Little Hoot
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Hoot wants to go to bed early, like all of his friends do, and he is hopping mad when Mama and Papa Owl insist that he stay up late and play. 
Llama, Llama Red Pajama
by Anna Dewdney
At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs. 
Peekaboo Bedtime
by Rachel Isadora
A toddler plays peekaboo with parents, grandparents, toys, and the moon while getting ready for bed. 
Scaredy Squirrel at Night
by Mélanie Watt
Scaredy comes up with a Bad Dream Action Plan to avoid sleep but between counting stars, playing cymbals and making scrapbooks, disaster still strikes and exhaustion takes its toll. Will Scaredy survive this ordeal? Will he find sweet dreams? 
Tuck Me In!
by Dean Hacohen
The stars are out. The moon is rising. All the baby animals, from peacocks to pigs to zebras, are ready for bed. Will you tuck them in and say good night? 
This is just a sample of some of the great books in our collection. Ask a librarian for more suggestions!
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