We are bringing you some great ideas to get your kids to sleep today! And that should inspire anyone… We have seen a great initiative from The BookTrust charity, and wanted to share their ideas with you.
BookTrust’s Bath, Book, Bed is back for its third year! The campaign aims to help ease the strain sleeplessness can have on families by following a simple book focused bedtime routine. (Contains affiliate links to the books)
To help families find a brilliant book to get their little ones dropping off into a happy slumber, they’ve picked out some fantastic stories that are sure to do the trick.
Whether you’re settling down a tot or a toddler, you’ll find beautiful illustrations, enchanting rhymes and gorgeous fantasy worlds. Take a look below, and sleep well little ones!
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Are You Sleeping?
Author: Constance von Kitzing
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Little Lion is desperate to find someone to play with, but all the animals in the savannah are going to sleep! A beautiful book to help settle your little ones.
This Bonny Baby
Author: Michelle Sloan Illustrator: Kasia Matyjaszek
Publisher: Floris Books
What does your bonny baby love to do? This board book – complete with a shiny mirror – is one you’ll return to again and again.
Babies Can Sleep Anywhere
Author: Lisa Wheeler Illustrator: Carolina Buzio
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
Little ones will love learning about all the places that their favourite animals go to sleep… and the gentle rhymes will soon have them drifting into a deep slumber, too.
Sweet Dreams Peter
Author: Beatrix Potter
The perfect introduction to the world of Peter Rabbit, as Beatrix Potter’s beloved bunny settles down for a lullaby at the end of a busy day.
Who’s In The Pond?
Author: Surya Sajnani
Publisher: QED Publishing
This squeezy book about pond life changes colour when it’s immersed in water – making it perfect for every stage of your Bath, Book, Bed routine.
Good Day, Good Night
Author: Margaret Wise Brown Illustrator: Loren Long
Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s
From the author of the children’s classic Goodnight Moon, this charming tale of a bunny saying hello to their world in the morning and goodnight when the sun comes down is a lovely way to think about the day.
A Brave Bear
Author: Sean Taylor Illustrator: Emily Hughes
Publisher: Walker Books
A book for families, for dads and for illustration fans, this is in the same territory as the phenomenally successful Guess How Much I Love You, but with a subtler sentimentality that might appeal to a new generation of parents.
A Recipe for Bedtime
Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Sarah Massini
You’re feeling sleepy, but how can you have the perfect recipe? Peter Bently’s sweet lullaby will give you step-by-step instructions to the best bedtime ever.
If I Had a Dinosaur
Author: Gabby Dawnay Illustrator: Alex Barow
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
A little girl wishes ever so desperately that she could have a pet, but she’s unsure about what kind of pet she would like.
One Moonlit Night
Author: Zanna Davidson Illustrator: Seo Kim
A little girl sets off on a magical journey on her little boat in this truly stunning pop-up book that you won’t be able to resist.
Author: Matt Carr
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No… It’s a bat in a funny costume. A brilliant and heartwarming picture book debut from Matt Carr, Superbat has so much charm, with striking graphic illustrations that pop from the pages.
Author: Cerrie Burnell Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson
Isabelle has discovered a fairy called Summer-Blue in a hidden magical world at the bottom of her garden… but will she be able to convince her brothers and sisters? A charming story about a girl who is deaf – and how she sees the world differently.
They Say Blue
Author: Jillian Tamaki
In They Say Blue, we follow a young girl as she explores the colours in the world. A beautiful, poetic picture book that will inspire conversations with your child about what they can see around them, and the free association ideas and memories this prompts.
Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Laura Hughes
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
The animals in Emily’s wallpaper can’t get to sleep and they’re keeping her awake… so she decides to climb into the wallpaper to show them how to settle down. A fun way to reinforce the idea of a bedtime routine – with lots of laughs along the way.
For more tips and advice on getting your tiny tots to sleep download the #BookBathBed booklet here