Stop Toddler Bedtime Battles

The Sweetest Bedtime Stories

Send kids off to dreamland with these relaxing reads.

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
Famed children's book author Mo Willems tackles bedtime excuses ("First of all, I'm not even tired") through the eyes of a persnickety pigeon.

Hush Little Polar Bear
A little girl winds down at night by imagining where her stuffed polar bear would go if he were real. Jeff Mack's rhythmic writing style is ultra-soothing.

Time for Bed, Isobel
Every toddler will relate to David Bedford's tale of an adorable, limit-testing panda who tries everything imaginable to stall going to bed.

The Big Sleep Book
Writer Guido van Genechten shows kids where all their favorite animals sleep at night: Standing up? In a tree? Hanging upside down? Crazy!

Originally published in the January 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

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