Bedtime Stories You Won’t Fall Asleep Reading

Celebrate National Author’s Day with one of Sitter’s favorite bedtime stories.

The research is staggering! Science tells us the single most important thing we can do to determine our child’s academic success is reading out loud to them. They have found a correlation between reading to children and their increased success in literacy & social-emotional well-being, translating to increased performance in all academic areas. Even armed with this knowledge, we know how hard it is to keep our eyes open after the 4,000th request of the same favorite book! If you are in the market for some new bedtime stories, here is Sitter’s list of picture books we love to read with our little ones!

Amos & Boris by William Steig

Cowboy Small by Lowis Lenski

Eliot Jones Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer & Alex T. Smith

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Joseph Had A Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Lost & Found by Oliver Jefferies

Not All Princesses Dress In Pink by JaneYolen & Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Pete The Cat And His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean

Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat by Roxane Orgill

Slowly Slowly Slowly Said The Sloth by Eric Carl

Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

The Daddy Book by Todd Parr

The Hello Good Bye Window by Norton Juster & Chris Raschka

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke

The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith

Throw Your Tooth On The Roof by Selby Beeler

Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie

The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg & Janet Ahlberg

Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

Now it’s your turn! What are your favorite bedtime stories that we missed on our list? Are you an author of children’s books? We would love to chat with you about your stories and the possibility of featuring you on our blog! Send us a message on Facebook.