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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
  • 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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Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me A Story

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: baby animals, mammals, bedtime & dreams, polar regions, multigenerational

Bowhead whales are the longest-living mammals on the planet, living over 200 years. In this heartwarming story, a grandfather bowhead recounts to his young grandchild calf all the beautiful, amazing, and surprising things he has seen in his lifetime—all while assuring the little calf that there is nothing more wondrous than the love a grandfather …

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Night Walk

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Ellie Arscott
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: city & town life, bedtime & dreams, new experience

A child explores her neighborhood on a late-night walk with her dad, finding delight and comfort in moments of quiet and the warm windows into other people’s lives.

When a little girl can’t sleep one night, her dad asks if she’d like to go for a walk. They tiptoe through the silent house and step out into the dark.

It’s strange and exciting t …

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