Snuggling up with your children and enjoying a bed time story is the best way to end a busy day. It’s a lovely way to bond and helps children relax, unwind and get ready for sleep. If you’re looking for inspiration for bedtime reads, here’s the current top picks from the mums and dads on the Ladybird team.
‘This is Max. Max is very sleepy. It’s way past Max’s bedtime. Max has drunk his milk. Max has brushed his teeth. Max has cleaned behind his ears. Now Max just needs to say goodnight…’
Will Max ever find the moon? This is the big question at the heart of this witty new book. Fans of Ed Vere’s Max the Brave and Mr Big will not be disappointed with the second adventure from the brave little furry hero Max. The bold illustrations and heart-warming story makes it an adorable bedtime read.
A classic bedtime story by Janet and Allan Ahlberg that can be read over and over again. This bookshelf top pick continues to delight children, encouraging them to interact with the picture to find the next fairy tale and nursery rhyme character.
Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson
The moomins are on a mission… A comet is speeding towards Earth and Moomintroll and Sniff have some urgent questions for the professor! This longer length chapter book is a good choice to read with older children at bedtime. Grown-ups might find themselves reading the next chapter after lights out too.
Little piggies will love hearing about Peppa and George’s antics before bedtime as they are absolutely, definitely, not even a little bit tired… (Does this sound familiar?)
Ooh-ahh. Little ones and their parents will relate to this tale of a group of pirates who are desperate to stay up late! This colourful picture book, with rhyming text and bright illustrations, will mesmerise little pirates at bedtime.
A classic picture book, first published in 1963 and still delighting children and many parents today.
Thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win a copy of Max at Night. Congratulations to our three winners – Andy Wedge, Alex Telford and Helen84 who have been notified by email.