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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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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 ensuring the little calf that there is nothing more wonderous than the love a grandfathe …

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Night Walk

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Ellie Arscott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: city & town life, bedtime & dreams, new experience

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 to be out so late. Walking down the street, the girl can see inside the lit-up windows of apartment buildings and houses where people’s lives are unfolding. Kids a …

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Time for Bed's Story

illustrated by Monica Arnaldo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, humorous stories, imagination & play

In this engaging, laugh-out-loud funny picture book, a child's bed tells it like it is.

Bed has something to say. Bed knows you do not like bedtime. And Bed gets it. But look ... YOU are not so great, either ...

Bed is fed up. Bed's patience is wearing thin. For years, Bed has put up with the kicking at night, the jumping during the day, not to menti …

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If You Were Night

by Muon Thi Van, illustrated by Kelly Pousette
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, nocturnal, imagination & play

A poetic and evocative exploration of the natural world at night illustrated in illuminating paper-cut dioramas.

This dreamlike picture book asks the question: if you were night, what would you do? If you saw the moon tiptoe past your window, would you nestle under the covers? Or would you step outside to follow it? What if you felt a tail brush you …

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Maud and Grand-Maud

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Kenard Pak
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: multigenerational, non-classifiable, bedtime & dreams

This sweet story captures the singular experience of a child's visit with grandma. A diverse story for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma/Grandpa and Grandma's Purse or readers who love This Is Sadie.

Maud loves the weekends that she stays over at her grandma's house. There's always breakfast-for-supper, matching nightgowns, black-and-white movies and …

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Once Upon an Hour

by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, illustrated by Soyeon Kim
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: asian, bedtime & dreams, date & time

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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Why Can't I Sleep?

illustrated by Margaret, Salter
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
tagged: bears, bedtime & dreams

Ajun's book on bears says he should be sleeping all through winter. That's funny. He never has before, but he'll give it a try. So why can't he sleep?

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