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10 Best Bedtime Stories for Kids that Promote Sleep and Relaxation

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney: This book follows a young llama as he tries to fall asleep. The rhyming language and relatable story line make it a favorite among kids and parents alike.me stories for kids that will help them wind down and get ready for a good night's sleep. Plus, we'll introduce you to Owl Post Books, a monthly children's book subscription that will make bedtime reading even more enjoyable for both you and your child!

  1. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown: A classic bedtime story that has been enjoyed by generations of children. The repetitive language and soothing illustrations make it the perfect bedtime read.

  2. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton: This playful and rhythmic book takes your child through a series of bedtime routines, making it a great way to establish a bedtime routine.

  3. The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra: A creative and colorful book that follows the letters of the alphabet as they get ready for bed. A great way to introduce your child to letters and sounds in a fun and calming way.

  4. Time for Bed by Mem Fox: This book features a variety of animal parents gently urging their little ones to go to sleep. The rhyming language and sweet illustrations will make it a favorite bedtime story.

  5. Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney: This book follows a young llama as he tries to fall asleep. The rhyming language and relatable storyline make it a favorite among kids and parents alike.

  6. The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson: This book takes your child on a journey through a house, ending with the child going to sleep. The black and white illustrations with pops of yellow create a peaceful and dreamy atmosphere.

  7. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen: This book features a variety of dinosaur characters going through their bedtime routines. The fun illustrations and playful language make it a great bedtime story for young dinosaur enthusiasts.

  8. The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin: This book uses relaxation techniques to help your child fall asleep. The language is intentionally soothing and repetitive, designed to help your child drift off into dreamland.

  9. Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban: A timeless classic about a young badger who is having trouble falling asleep. The relatable story line and gentle illustrations make it a great addition to any bedtime routine.

  10. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss: This classic story is not specifically a bedtime story, but its playful language and imaginative illustrations can still promote a sense of relaxation before sleep.


Owl Post Books is the perfect way to bring a sense of excitement and wonder to your child's bedtime routine. Each monthly box is filled with hand-picked books and engaging activities that will keep your child entertained while promoting their love for reading. Plus, with a new box arriving every month, bedtime reading will never get boring!


Bedtime stories are an essential part of any child's routine, and with the right books, they can also promote relaxation and sleep. The 10 books we've highlighted are just a few of the many options out there for bedtime reading. And with Owl Post Books, you can take your child's bedtime reading to the next level with exciting monthly boxes filled with hand-picked books and activities. So start your child's reading adventure today with Owl Post Books!



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