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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Picture Books About Bedtime Stories

It’s Time for Bed by Ceporah Mearns and Jeremy Debicki 

It's time for Siasi to go to bed, but she doesn't want to brush her teeth or put away her toys. It's so much more fun to play with all the animals of the Arctic!

It's Time for Bed

The Way Home in the Night by Akiko Miyakoshi

A mother rabbit and her young bunny are on their way home in the dark night, seeing all the activities of their neighbors through their windows.

Little Critter’s Bedtime Storybook by Mercer Mayer

Finding Little Sister acting selfish, fussy, and grumpy and refusing to go to sleep, Little Critter tells her four bedtime stories in which the characters reflect her bad behavior.

Good Night, Sleep Tight by Esther van der Berg

Follow Dot the bug as she and all the other bugs staying at the Bug Hotel get ready for bed.

Good Night, Baby Animals by Karen Winnick

Six baby animals each have a busy day before their mothers tuck them in for the night.

Thank You and Good Night by Patrick McDonnell

Maggie hosts a pajama party at which Clement, Alan Alexander, and Jean play a variety of fun games, tire themselves, and drift off to sleep, but not before sharing their gratitude.

Good Night, Sleep Tight by Claire Freedman

While babysitting, Grandma tries several ways to get Archie to feel sleepy but nothing works until she remembers how she used to put his mother to bed when she was a little girl.

City Moon by Rachel Cole                                                                                                   

As they take a nighttime walk around their neighborhood looking for the elusive moon, a little boy asks his mother simple questions about it, and she patiently answers every one.

The Very Best Bed by Rebekah Raye

A squirrel with his store of seeds and nuts hunts for a cozy bed but he must search high and low for a spot that is not already occupied by other animals.

Good Night, Sleep Tight : eleven and one half bedtime stories with Fox and Rabbit by Kristina Andres

Heartwarming stories of friendship, fun and going to bed.

Max at Night by Ed Vere

It's bedtime for Max the kitten, but something's wrong; when Max goes to say goodnight to the moon, it's nowhere to be found! Unable to go to sleep without closing his nighttime ritual, he embarks on a journey to find the moon and say goodnight.

Time for Bed’s Story by Monica Arnoldo

In an unexpected shift in point of view, a child's bed tells it like it is to be jumped on and kicked all these  years.

Goodnight, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman

An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.

Time for Kenny by JP Pinkney

During his busy day, Kenny gets dressed, fights his fear of the vacuum cleaner, gets a soccer lesson from his sister, and prepares for bed, with his loving family always near.

November 2021

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