Best Bedtime Story Books to Read to Your Toddlers

When it comes to bedtime routines, nothing quite compares to the experience of reading a story to your little one. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of the best bedtime storybooks. These stories will quickly become a treasured part of your nighttime ritual. 

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton’s whimsical animals and playful rhymes make The Going to Bed Book an enduring favorite among toddlers. The story follows a group of animals as they go through their bedtime routine aboard a boat. Its rhythmic, repetitive text is ideal for setting a calm bedtime atmosphere.

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

This heartwarming story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare trying to measure their love for each other offers a beautiful message about the limitless nature of love. The tender dialogue between the characters makes it a touching bedtime read for parents and children.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

This book takes children on a wild and imaginative journey with Max, who sails to the land of the Wild Things. Despite its moments of mischief, the story closes on a reassuring note of returning home to safety and love.