Archive for the ‘Bedtime’ Category

I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! by Linda Davick

November 26, 2013 - 5:42 pm No Comments

It has been months and month since I’ve added a new book to MommaReads, but I have a whole stack of books here ready to review and this one is so cute I knew it had to be the first one.

If you have a little one who is into pointing out body parts then they will love this book. If you’ve been a MommaReads fan for awhile then you know I love a good rhyming book and this one doesn’t disappoint in the department either.


Goodnight, Dragons by Judith L. Roth

May 10, 2013 - 11:15 am No Comments

Do you have a little adventurer with an incredible imagination? The boy in this story sets off to tame the dragons in the forest. It turns out that all the dragons really needed were some soft blankets, some hot chocolate, a nap and a cuddle. Super cute and a great naptime or bedtime read.

Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

February 25, 2013 - 1:11 pm No Comments

The sun is setting and Little Owl’s night is just beginning. So many of the other forest animals are heading off to bed and bear is already asleep snoring in his den.

What I love about this book are the illustrations and all of the great words: waddle, gnawed, hovered, gazing, rustling, gliding…all of these words work their way into our children’s vocabulary when we read them quality children’s literature.

The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood

February 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm No Comments

I know it seems like a weird time to be blogging about Christmas books, but now might actually be a great time to check out Christmas books from the library because everyone is done with them and you can pick whichever books you want, not whichever books are left.

Also, there was a time in our house where all our youngest wanted to read was Halloween books. We must have read Halloween books for a year. I am pretty sure that we checked out every Halloween book our library had to offer.

Anyways, I love this book. (I know, I always say that, but if I didn’t love it I wouldn’t be telling you all about it.) 🙂 I love the illustrations and I love how it calls itself to be read in a quiet voice…perfect for bedtime reading, perfect of naptime reading. Shhhhhhh…..

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta

February 22, 2013 - 5:48 pm No Comments

I LOVE the illustrations in this book! They are done with cut paper, cloth, string and colored pencil. I also love the verbs the author uses in this book..a great way to build vocabulary while we are reading to our kids. Lastly, this is a super cute story of a little ninja who is on a mission while he is supposed to be in bed.

Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee

July 4, 2012 - 8:45 am No Comments

A little girl explores her world on a summer day leading into night. She catches butterflies, drinks lemonade, has a picnic in the park and listens to an owl hooting outside her window. This is exactly the type of book I would have chosen for my boys when they were young. Why? Not only is it a cute book with lovely illustrations, but it rhymes, which is an important element in stories for children who are pre-readers.

Summer days, so warm and bright,
Paint my room in morning light.
As cat naps in a patch of sun,
My summer day has just begun.

Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

March 15, 2012 - 9:37 am No Comments

Since it has been raining NON STOP here for days, I thought this might be the perfect book to review today. This is the story of what went on at night on Noah’s ark. Naamah, Noah’s wife, would go from animal to animal and check on them and sing them to sleep until she, too, finally succumbed to the darkness and fell asleep next to Noah.

This story is actually a lullaby and is the perfect peaceful story to read at bedtime.

Anything for You by John Wallace

March 12, 2012 - 9:25 am No Comments

Little Charlie is exhausted. He has been helping Mama all day long. Some of his helping wasn’t actually very helpful, but he was trying. 🙂 At the end of the day, after all of that helping, it’s time to go to bed and Little Charlie is more than happy to help Mama some more, by getting ready for bed and sleeping all night long.

This is such a sweet, sweet, book. It shows the absolutely sweet and tender part of our children who are willing to do anything for us because they love us.

Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzberg

March 7, 2012 - 11:05 am No Comments

Cornelius has put his toys away, brushed his teeth, fed his fish, put on his PJs and picked out a book and he still isn’t ready for bed. There is only one thing missing…a HUG! This is a short and sweet book with bright illustrations and would be a perfect bedtime story for the little one you tuck into bed each night.

It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Nancy Tillman

February 17, 2012 - 10:38 am No Comments

Wow! I LOVE this book. First of all, the illustrations are PHENOMENAL!!! This is one of the most gorgeous books I have read in a very long time. This is a great bedtime book as birds, frogs, cows, tigers and other furry creatures settle their own little ones in for the night. This book would also make a great gift for a new parent…a great baby shower gift perhaps.