Give a gift of restful nights


We’ve gathered a list of gorgeous picture books and relaxing bedtime stories for little ones – a pick of ten books that can be enjoyed at bedtime, again and again over the years to come. Scroll down for the chance to WIN all top ten picks!

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep

When Roger can’t fall asleep, Mummy Rabbit takes him to see Uncle Yawn, who knows just what to do…

This no.1 bestseller and ground-breaking bedtime book by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin is a simple story which uses an innovative technique to bring a calm end to a little one’s day, helping them relax and fall asleep. For tired parents this really is a gift that keeps on giving!

Peppa Pig: Goodnight Peppa


It’s time for bed but Peppa and George are absolutely, definitely, not even a little bit tired! A bedtime story from Granny Pig, Grandpa Pig, Daddy Pig AND Mummy Pig should send them to sleep . . . Shouldn’t it? This delightful  picture book is a perfect bedtime story to share with fans of Peppa and George.

In The Night Garden: Goodnight Iggle Piggle


It’s almost time for bed in the Night Garden, but Igglepiggle wants to say goodnight to all his friends. It’s time to walk around the Night Garden with Igglepiggle as he gives each of his friends a hug.

A colourful picture book featuring Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and all the In the Night Garden favourites is a lovely bedtime read for little fans of the show. Pip-pip, onk-onk!

Max at Night

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. . .

Max is tired and ready for bed, but when he can’t find the moon to say goodnight to, he sets out to find it. But that’s not as easy as Max had hoped. . . 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. Bold illustrations and a heart-warming story make this an adorable bedtime read.

Spot Says Goodnight


It’s time for bed, but Spot has lots of “Goodnights” to say before he can settle down to sleep. Eric Hill’s classic lift-the-flap book follows the fun of loveable pup Spot’s bedtime routine in a way little ones will love!

‘Spot is one of the essential experiences of childhood’, Parents Magazine

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat


When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond . . .

Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson revisits Edward Lear’s favourite rhyme in this wonderful tale set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. And for an additional treat, this edition includes an audio CD with readings of the story by Julia Donaldson, plus a performance of the story set to music.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy


Hairy Maclary goes for a walk with a few of his friends All is uneventful until they meet Scarface Claw, the toughest tom in town…A book-shelf favourite with mischievous illustrations and brilliant rhyming text by award-winning Lynley Dodd.

Where Bear?


An exquisitely illustrated picture book about a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home. Told with humour and warmth by Official World Book Day Illustrator Sophy Henn, this story captures the heart of every reader.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s book prize, 2015.


Here’s a little baby
One, two three
Standing in his cot
What does he see?


Peepo! Is a timeless and highly original picture book  by Allan Ahlberg  that continues to delight babies and toddlers, and their parents! A wonderful gift for baby’s first Christmas.

‘Surely no one – baby, child or adult – could fail to enjoy Peepo!’ – Sunday Telegraph

In The Night Kitchen


Sendak’s hero Mickey falls through the dark into the Night Kitchen where three fat bakers are making the morning cake. What follows is an intoxicating dream fantasy, described by the artist himself as ‘a fantasy ten feet deep in reality’.
A great choice for fans of adventure, fantasy and Where the Wild Things Are.

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5 thoughts on “Give a gift of restful nights

  1. Sharon Hills says:

    I love Hairy Maclary and Lynley Dodd books. I’m intrigued by the idea of the rabbits who wants to fall asleep as I haven’t read that yet. My daughter loves commotion in the ocean, Handa’s surprise, Owl babies and Monkey puzzle. We have to have several stories at bedtime and my daughter picks some special younger ones for her two year old brother to listen to as well.

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