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Come, Read With Me

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Christine Wei
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: books & libraries, nursery rhymes, imagination & play, adaptations, bedtime & dreams

Join two young children as they begin an adventure through a world of books in this story-within-a-bedtime-story. This metered read-aloud pays homage to classic children's literature: readers of all ages will love searching for characters they recognize from fairy tales and beloved picture books amongst the pages. Spiders weave words and mythical d …

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Sonata for Fish and Boy

illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, imagination & play, friendship

Music inspires friendship and a life full of dreams and adventure in this wordless picture book from Milan Pavlovic.

When a fish hears the singing of a violin, it is drawn out of the water and into the world of a young musician sitting on a shady bench. Soon fish and boy are flying over the rooftops together, past lively street musicians, a flock of …

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The Night Is Deep and Wide

by Gillian Sze, illustrated by Sue Todd
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: bedtime & dreams, poetry (see also stories in verse), stories in verse

Rich imagery, gentle rhythm and soothing repetition will lull your little one to sleep as the tulips close for the night, one by one. In this bedtime story written as an Italian villanelle, poet Gillian Sze makes use of the poetic forms of cyclic pattern and rhyme scheme to create a melodious lullaby.

A young child comes in from picking flowers as t …

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Good Night, Noah

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: bedtime & dreams, sounds, imagination & play

This call-and-response board book with animals is perfect for your bedtime routine. A young child imagines all of his animal friends have come to life as he says good night to each of them before tucking in to sleep. “Moo,” says the cow. “Good night, cow,” says Noah. With hints on each page of the animal featured on the following page, the …

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Poppy and Sam and the Search for Sleep

by Cathon, translated by Susan Ouriou
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: animals, humorous, mysteries & detective stories, bedtime & dreams

The seasons are changing in the garden, and Poppy and Sam are stocking up for a long winter’s nap. There’s just one problem: Poppy can’t sleep! Determined to hibernate like her friends, Poppy and her panda buddy, Sam, go hunting for advice on how to get to sleep.
Other garden creatures are full of ideas on how to nod off. The bees suggest s …

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Once Upon an Hour

by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: asian, date & time, bedtime & dreams

Yu-Rhee, a young Korean girl, wants to know how to tell time using a clock. Her mother tells her a tale from her childhood based on the traditional Korean practice of timekeeping, where the 12 animals of the zodiac are assigned to 2-hour sections of the 24-hour clock. Told from the point of view of a mountain, the story follows a child as they clim …

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