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Our Favourite Good-Night Picture Books

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 0 to 5
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: picture books
Great reads for little ones to shut their eyes to.

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A Lullaby

by bp Nichol
edition: Paperback
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Goodnight, Sweet Pig

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Josée Masse
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams

Poor pig number one may never get to sleep! In this swine-stuffed count-along bedtime book, one ham-bunctious pig after another comes crowding into her bedroom -- each with its own special way to keep the poor little pig awake. Pig number two turns on the light. Pig number three likes to watch TV all night. Four's a juggling boar -- and there are s …

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Kisses Kisses Baby-O!

by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Hilda Rose
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
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Kisses Kisses Baby-O! is a story for newborns told from the point of view of a parent or caregiver, but with high interaction with baby's world and tuned to events in baby's day.
Beloved Canadian children's author Sheree Fitch delivers what she's famous for: fun, intelligent, participatory text that is a joy to read. Using rhythm and onomatopoeia …

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Night Cars

by Teddy Jam, illustrated by Eric Beddows
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: bedtime & dreams, city & town life, new baby

Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award

It is late at night in the city. From his father's shoulder, a sleepless baby watches the snow drift down from the sky onto the busy street below. What are all those noises? What are all those lights? His tired but patient father explains everything, from the bustle of taxis swishing through the slush to …

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Silverly / Good Night, Good Night

by Dennis Lee, illustrated by Nora Hilb
edition: Hardcover
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Silverly and Goodnight, Goodnighttwo of Dennis Lees finest poemsare the perfect nighttime lullabies to read or sing aloud. Guaranteed to delight even the youngest reader.

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Good Night, Sam

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, bedtime & dreams, imagination & play

"Stella," whispered Sam, "are you sleeping?"

"Yes," answered Stella. "Aren't you?"

Sam can't sleep without his beloved dog, Fred. But where could he be? Sam knows that Fred is afraid of the dark, of the monster that lives in the closet and of the giant toad that lurks downstairs. Luckily, Stella is there to reassure Sam as they search everywhere.

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

illustrated by Heather Collins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, classics

Nursery rhymes are as old as time. Passed from one generation to another, these verses are still the best and the most entertaining way for young children to learn language. Heather Collins's cheerful, animated illustrations of adorable stuffed-toy characters tell the story in this favourite nursery rhyme.

Just the right size for infants and toddler …