All aboard for Dreamland! The Goodnight Train is taking off on a rollicking, rhyming, bedtime ride that's sure to become your family's every-night read. Soar past mermaids, leaping sheep, and ice-cream clouds. You won't want to miss a thing, so whatever you do, don't . . . close . . . your . . . eyes! With soothing, lyrical words and magical illustrations, June Sobel and Laura Huliska-Beith created a nighttime fantasy that's guaranteed to make even the most resistant sleeper snuggle up tight. Ready to keep rolling? The companion board books The Goodnight Train Rolls On andSanta and the Goodnight Train are now available!
Dance, swing and rock your baby to bed with the help of some famous faces! Kids (and their parents) will love these fun, tongue-in-cheek introductions to the world's most iconic rock stars, including David Bowie, the Beatles, Prince, Madonna, Elvis and Beyonce.
This original, fun picture book delightfully describes, in hilarious detail, a small child's idea of utopia. Every two-page spread offers something new about this fantasy life, including, "If kids ruled the world, every day would be your birthday! Birthday cake would be good for you. Your doctor would say, 'Don't forget to eat your birthday cake so you'll grow up strong and healthy!'" And, "You could go to any kind of school you like ... Circus School. Fairy School. Inventing School. Lots of kids would go to Recess School." The topics that bestselling, award-winning author Linda Bailey has chosen are pitch-perfect for young children, from bedtime and baths (none!) to pets and tree houses (lots!). And illustrator David Huyck's detailed, brightly hued artwork is full of energy, joy and humor that gets right to the heart of a child's view of the world. While this is a book that would happily be enjoyed from cover to cover, it's not hard to envision an enthralled child spending long stretches of time daydreaming about one particular scenario. In the classroom, this book would make an excellent springboard for art projects or creative writing assignments that explore children's own unique image of the perfect world. Particularly gratifying is the emphasis throughout on sharing all the good things brought to life in a world of a child's own making. This book is a truly exuberant celebration of childhood, play and imagination. It's sure to become a classic.
Perfect for fans of the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this adventurous and endearing picture book follows a little boy searching high and low for his missing bear. Features a surprise ending! Where is Bear? Is Bear in the dresser? Is Bear in the bathroom? Is Bear on the swing? It's almost bedtime, and a little boy can't seem to find his beloved Bear! Children will love joining in the irresistible search for Bear and finding where he is on every page . . . and they will love the surprise ending even more! Praise for Where is Bear! "Giggle-inducing clues make this book an interactive reading delight . . . Reminiscent of a Mo Willems story." - School Library Journal "An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story." - Kirkus Reviews
Who wants to go to bed when you can play with dinosaurs, have a tea party, or get a piggyback ride on Papa Bear? Brother and Sister Bear are doing everything they can to postpone their bedtime—even if that means putting Mama and Papa Bear to bed first! This Berenstain Bears story will have kids laughing—and hopefully lead to bedtime being less of a struggle.
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about bravery and overcoming their fears! Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. After reading a scary book, Sister becomes afraid of the dark. Thankfully, Papa has some good ideas to help Sister conquer her fear. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!
Send little spies to sleep with this hilarious, tongue-in-cheek lullaby set to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Dear Fellow Agents: Your mission--should you choose to accept it--is to join Secret, Secret Agent Guy on his bedtime assignment, code name: Operation Lollipop. Equipped with night-vision goggles, a jetpack, and grappling hook, he is prepared for every eventuality...or is he? Will this 007-year-old complete his covert quest, or will he be outsmarted by an adversary he never saw coming?
Little Bulldozer can't seem to behave according to the bedtime house rules of his human parents. Once he finally gets into bed, he can't fall asleep no matter what he tries to do. Something's not right, and only his sisters--a steamroller and a crane--can make it better. This sweet bedtime story has the commercial feel of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Little Excavator.A Christy Ottaviano Book
It's bedtime in the Bad Kitty household but Kitty does not want to go to bed.She doesn't want to brush her teeth.She doesn't want to put on her bunny pajamas.She doesn't want to use the potty.What she wants to do is:SING SING SING SING SING PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAYRUN RUN RUN RUN RUNFinally, when she runs out of ideas (and energy) and is promised a perfect bedtime story, Kitty gives in...but can she stay awake for the ending?This new picture book in the bestselling series is sure to be a bedtime favorite, complete with a paper doll activity kit!
On a quiet but wondrous Christmas Eve, the nativity story comes to life, and families everywhere celebrate the miracle of Christmas. Nola Buck's simple poetic text and tender illustrations by Sarah Jane Wright make this gentle holiday goodnight book a joy to read and share with those you love!
It's bedtime, and Mo isn't sleepy. Not one tiny bit. "I don't want to go to bed!" "But SOMEONE has to go to bed!" says Grandma. "Maybe I should go to bed, and YOU can stay up. "Yes! Yes! Yes!" laughs Mo, but putting Grandma to bed is harder than he thought..
Join these adorable elephants for a lyrical good night routine in this tender bedtime tale from the bestselling author of Time for Bed and Hello Baby! After all the kissing, and the hugging, and the rocking, and the snuggling, there at last comes a time for--sleeping. From beloved, bestselling picture book author Mem Fox, this cozy, dreamy bedtime book is a soothing lullaby that's just right for lulling little ones to sleep.
Feather, Flap, and Spike are spending their first night in their very own nest. They tell stories and snuggle up to get a good night's sleep, until . . . GRRORE! What's that scary-sounding noise Young readers will find both humor and comfort in this cozy bedtime story, perfect for anybody who's ever been nervous about a mysterious noise at night.
As the day comes to an end, bedtime draws near. But the little boy in this book is quite sure it is NOT time for sleeping. As each piece of his evening routine is completed--helping with the dishes, playing with the dog, getting into pajamas, brushing teeth with Dad, being tucked in by Mom, and listening to a story--he becomes a little more certain: it is definitely not time for sleeping. The question is, when WILL it be time for sleeping? A rhythmic, cumulative text and lush twilit scenes come together to create a perfect bedtime book that will be treasured for generations to come.
A little dragon and his favorite book make for a combustible combination in this clever picture book with a surprise ending. It's nearly Cedric the dragon's bedtime, and for Cedric, bedtime means storytime! When his mother reads him his favorite book, he likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again...and again...and again! Cedric's mom understands that the best stories are ripe for repetition, and she tries very hard to be patient. But sometimes dragons will be dragons--which is why this bedtime tale ends with an incendiary surprise!
The sun has set and the whole family has gone to bed, except for their dog, Conrad. Curious to find out if anyone else is awake, he wanders far and wide - through fields and forests, across lakes and oceans - only to find all creatures fast asleep. Conrad is wide-awake, although counting a herd of snoring sheep does make him drowsy! Is everyoneasleep? Marcellus Hall's lush nighttime scenes glow with warmth in this playful tale, which features a variety of land and sea creatures, and is narrated by a funny little goggle-eyed pug who will steal readers' hearts. 'Hall's sure-handed strokes of graphite carve out friendly watercolor animals and farm vistas. . . . This self-assured, simple and successful picture book closes with a goofy, age-old punchline that will get giggles every time.' Kirkus Reviews, starred review for The Cow Loves Cookies
In this perfect bedtime read, the sun and moon argue with each other about what happens during the day and night. Sun and Moon sit down for a tea party, but they soon find out that they see the world very differently. Moon says moms and dads get their kids ready for bed, while Sun says no, they get their children ready for school. So who's right? Well, as the two come to find out, they both are. With the help of Cloud, a gentle mediator, each stays up past their bedtime and sees the world from the other's incredible point of view. Perfect for sleepy listeners, here is a charming young picture book that will also help children see the world from different perspectives.
Both spirited and soothing, this bedtime read-aloud story is the perfect preface for a trip to dreamland. The sun has set, and sleepyheads all across the land are tucked into their cozy beds. Rabbit is snoozing in the weeds, and Duck is snuggled in the reeds. Bear is nestled in his cave, and Otter is rocking on a wave. But there's one little sleepyhead who's not in his bed. Where, oh where, could he be? This sweet, snuggly, and silly bedtime book with irresistible illustrations is sure to prepare little ones for a cozy night's sleep.
There's no stronger bond than the love a mother has for her child. Morning, afternoon, and night, a mother and child's day is filled with love. In this touching lullaby, a three-time Grammy nominee celebrates her newborn son. Lyrical and lovely, this soothing lullaby, accompanied by tender illustrations, is perfect for bedtime sharing. This package includes a hardcover book along with a CD of the lullaby being sung aloud. "What I'd Do" music and lyrics by Jewel and Patrick Davis, from the album The Merry Goes 'Round (Mood Entertainment/Fisher-Price Music Series)
Fern just wants to know what it's like to be a princess--and she wants to find out for herself! With the help of a little fairy dust, Fern gets her wish. Follow Fern as she journeys into her favorite fairy tales to discover what the life of a princess is really like. In this refreshing modern fairy tale, author-illustrator Leslie Lammle breathes new life into familiar classics with appealing watercolors and clever reinventions of characters like the Frog Prince and the Big Bad Wolf. Readers will cheer as strong, independent Fern finds her way through a not-so-traditional story.
A 2013 Caldecott Honor Book In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes aRunaway Bunny -like cadence: "Does everything in the world go to sleep?" the little girl asks. In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides "in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets," she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski's rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. A rare gem.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER .Count your way to sweet dreams with help fromThe Wonder Years/Hallmark actress, math whiz, and author Danica McKellar!ThisNew York Timesbestselling bedtime book with a math twist is perfect both for getting ready for bed and learning at home. This deceptively simple bedtime book sneaks in secret counting concepts to help make your 2-5 year old smarter . . . and by the end, sleepier! The first in the McKellar Math line,Goodnight, Numbersgives your child the building blocks for math success.As children say goodnight to the objects all around them-three wheels on a tricycle, four legs on a cat-they will connect with the real numbers in their world while creating cuddly memories, night after night. Loving numbers is as easy as 1, 2, 3! "A winnerfor bedtimes or storytimes focusing on counting." -School Library Journal "The joys of counting combine with pretty art and homage toGoodnight Moon." -Kirkus
From bestselling author Kate McMullan, a sweet rhyming bedtime story celebrating mothers' love. From bestselling author Kate McMullan, a sweet rhyming bedtime story celebrating mothers' love. It's bedtime in the jungle, but baby panda, elephant, orangutan, and leopard are nowhere to be found. Their mamas set out to look for their wayward little ones, calling them to bed with a soft lullaby. But look! The baby animals are crawling, creeping, hiding, and giggling, playfully staying just one step ahead of their loving mamas. Kate McMullan's lilting rhymes pair perfectly with Tao Nyeu's rich illustrations, creating a dreamy picture book that is a perfect new baby or mother's day gift.
Tired little eyes,ready now for bed,Tired little everything,precious sleepyhead. Tired little eyes,ready now for bed,Tired little everything,precious sleepyhead. By the end of a busy day, little knees are tired from crawling, little arms are tired from stretching-even little lips are tired from blowing kisses. But with the help of gentle verse, and art as sweet as a bedtime lullaby, tired little eyes will quickly give way to sleep. Shhh . . .
Rock-a-bye, little one, bedtime is soon. Rocking horse waits in your rock-a-bye room. A mother soothes her daughter before bed as they say good night to all the things in her room--a rocking horse, dolls, blocks, and even the pictures on the wall--until it's time to share a story and a kiss good night. With lulling rhymes and lush watercolors, Rock-a-Bye Room is a homespun love song from a mother to child with a dreamy, rockabilly twist. This tender lullaby will be the perfect complement to any child's nighttime ritual. Praise for Rock-a-Bye Room "Rich watercolors add to the dreamy feel of Susan Meyers's Rock-a-Bye Room, in which a guitar-strumming mom helps her daughter tuck everything in her room in for the night. You'll find yourself sing-reading this to the tune of your favorite lullaby." --RedBook "As gentle a rocking rock-a-bye as anyone's likely to find this side of the moon." --Kirkus Reviews "Bates captures the mother's tenderness in every expression. This dreamy and comforting story will make a sweet addition to bedtime-story collections." --School Library Journal
Journey with two sisters into the world of dreams in this delightfully offbeat read-aloud bedtime story. Little sister asks big sister to tell her what to dream about at bedtime, and big sister presents her with possibilities, such as eating a meal of teeny-tiny waffles with teeny-tiny animals, living in a furry world, and residing in a tree-house town. Little sister is wary of each idea, until together the girls hit upon the perfect dream. Full of fantastic dreamscapes from each girl's point of view and quirky details that children will want to investigate again and again, this beautiful, irreverant title will inspire the imaginations of readers young and old.
In the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown, Mary Lyn Ray presents a hushed picture book about the rhythm of the natural world on a small farm as all creatures prepare for sleep. Artist Christopher Silas Neal's classic illustrations quiet even the most restless little night owls with familiar childlike imagery and the comforts of routine. All is well, it reminds them. Now is the time for dreams.
Comic-book action meets picture-book adventure in this exciting and funny outing from beloved author Michael Rosen and illustrator Katharine McEwen. Tune in as a father reads his children a bedtime story about the exploits of two villains, Filth and Vacuum, and their wicked plan to suck all the money out of the banks and cover everything with muck and slime. Who is strong enough to save the world? Not Steel Man, nor Flying Through the Air Very Fast Man, nor even Incredible Big Strong Green Man. It may just be a job for clever young Brad Forty, who transforms himself into . . . Extremely Boring Man! His superpower is making people fall asleep -- but will it work on the children listening to this story?