Book Nook: Bedtime Stories

There’s a reason moms and dads call the hours between 5 and 7 p.m. the “witching hours”. If your household is like mine, that just when the kids are too tired to behave. Instead of being quiet and sleepy, they get wild and start running, in circles, around the house.

We have a bedtime routine we follow to help those sleepy heads calm down and get settled for sleepy time. Of course, reading books is part of the equation. Here are a couple of books we found at our local library.

The Baby Beebee BirdThe Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The baby beebee bird is a new addition to the zoo…and the other animals are annoyed! But why? The little beebee bird is so small and cute! The very first night of the beebee bird’s stay, he is up all night singing his song. “Beebee bobbi bobbi! Beebee bobbi bobbi!” Will the other zoo animals ever get some sleep? All the zoo animals, from the lion to the giraffe, hatch a plan to make the beebee bird stop singing at night. With pictures by one of my favorite illustrators, Steven Kellogg, this book is great for bedtime or for any time!

When the Moon Smiled: A Bedtime Counting BookWhen the Moon Smiled: A Bedtime Counting Book by Petr Horacek

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A wonderful bedtime book, When the Moon Smiled also teaches counting. Not only that, but children are also introduced to some nocturnal animals. With its adorable crayon and watercolor illustrations, this book is a great addition to a child’s bedtime routine!

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Book Nook: Bedtime Dragon and a Puppy

One Drowsy DragonOne Drowsy Dragon by Ethan Long

Emmy asked me to read this library book to her every night this week! One very tired and crabby dragon, (which reminds this mama of herself) can’t go to sleep because all the other dragons are making too much noise! This adorable counting book is also a great bedtime book.

This week, I am adding a new feature to Book Nook: Lily’s Pick! Lily wanted to use her “blog name,” so she introduces herself as Lily in the following vlog:

Lily’s Pick: Biscuit and the Little PupBiscuit and the Little Pup by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

When I asked Lily to pick a book from the bookshelf to share with my blog readers, this is the book she choose. Biscuit books aren’t designed to make parents love them, but they are written to make children proud of reading by themselves. Biscuit and the Little Pup is a great book for a beginning reader. Lily has just started to read some sight words, which makes this a great book for her. I just love the last few seconds of this video.

Next Friday, join me for Emmy’s pick! To read more children book reviews, please click on the button below to visit Little Sprout Books.