Favourite Bedtime Stories

Written by Claire


There’s no better way to finish that day than snuggling with your little one and sharing a story. Sometimes it’s tricky to find the ‘perfect’ bedtime book so here are some tried and tested favourites from our household! They’re mainly funny books, with a few cute ones thrown in. 

Shaggy Dog and the terrible Itch by Davis Bedford

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This is our absolute FAVOURITE. Poor Shaggy has an itch that just won’t go, how will he get rid of it? Who will help him! A fun book about helping others that will make your little ones (and you) smile. Buy Here

Mr Pusskins by Sue Lloyd

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Another funny book following the antics and adventures of Mr Pussykins and his owner Emily as they enter a pet show. We love this book because it introduces children new and interesting words such as ‘ magnificent’ which the children enjoy testing out! Buy Here

The Mouse and the Moon Made of Cheese by Dean Russell

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A lovely story about following your dreams no matter what others say. This story is best for school age children. Buy Here

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

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From the author of The Gruffalo. This is a fantastic rhyming story about a friendly witch and the animals that join her on her broom as she flies through the sky! Buy Here

I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie & Lola) by Lauren Child

We love these funny stories following the adventures of Charlie and Lola. In this one Charlie (the big brother) tries to convince Lola, his little sister, to eat a vegetables. This is a great choice if your children are fussy eaters too! Buy Here

The Emperors New Clothes by Susanna Davidson

A retelling of this classic story about an Emperor being tricked into wearing special ‘invisible clothes’ for a Royal parade! Buy Here

I Don’t Want To Go To Bed by Julie Sykes

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Little tiger decides he doesn’t want to go to bed and instead goes for a night time walk to find his friends. He soon discovers that bed is the bet place to be. This is a sweet story about a settling down to sleep. Buy Here

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Charles Andreae

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Giraffe is sad because the other animals are better dancers than him…. until he find s the right kind of moves! This is a nice story about being yourself and finding your own ‘groove’. Buy Here

No-bot the Robot With No Bottom by Sue Hendra

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Bernard loses his bottom and can’t find it anywhere! Follow his journey as he and his friend search for it! Buy Here

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

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A lovely bedtime story about a little boy who is trying to catch a star. A story about following your dreams but being patient and waiting too. Buy Here

Happy Bedtimes!

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