Journey to the Moon, A Roaring, Souring Ride by Lucio and Meera Santoro, , published by Little Simon ages 3 and up — this fabulous pop-up book takes children to outer space over land, sea, and sky. Each fantastical page mesmerizes culminating on the moon filled with aliens.
Written in rhyme, this classifies as bedtime stories that are quick reads filled with wonder. Every page has multiple pop-ups that delight and every page is a story in itself. Give this as a gift hand-in-hand with one of the multiple versions of Disney movies available on The Jungle Book. Disney Fairies, Fairies in Flight by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, , published by Random House ages 3 and up — when you open the first page, two fairies launch into flight.
Attached with clear plastic strips, the fairies bounce around the beautifully-illustrated page with every slight movement of the book making this a delightful addition to your bedtime stories collection for fairy lovers. Here are Disney movies about fairies , mostly Tinkerbell and other movies about fairies.
All of these adorable bedtime stories have bugs, waterfowl, animals, birds, and butterflies that pop out through the covers that magically reduce or increase, in some cases in number as you turn the page. All are recommended for ages 3 and up. Me with You by Kristy Dempsey, illustrated by Christopher Denise, , published by Philomel Books — written in rhyme, this beautifully illustrated book tells the charming tale of a grandfather and granddaughter portrayed as bears.
Out of print, this book is only available through 3rd-party sellers. The Three Little Pugs and the Big, Bad Cat by Becky Davies, illustrated by Caroline Attia, , Tiger Tales — a parody of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf, with photos of pugs and illustrations of the cat and surroundings, this book will have you and your child howling with laughter at the antics of the pugs and the big, bad cat. Each charming tale of the little lovable bear who loves marmalade more than anything peeks into his quirky personality.
Hard to believe he is now more than 50 years old! Disney Adventure Stories, A Treasury of Tales including stickers , , Disney Press — 19 bedtime stories of favorite Disney characters, this easy-to-read book has beautiful, full-color Disney illustrations on every page. Only available from 3rd-party sellers.
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Disney Winnie the Pooh, 5-Minute Stories , , Disney Press ages 3 and up — 12 bedtime stories about the much-loved bear with classic Pooh illustrations. Every pop-up page has a sound that will elicit questions from your child. A great way to get two amazing books for the price of one, it combines the classic retelling of The Little Mermaid followed by the lesser-known delightful Japanese tale of The Magic Shell. I bought each of these books separately, which you can still do to, but this link is to all three sold as a set :.
What Do You Do with an Idea? What Do You Do with a Problem? What Do You Do with a Chance? A great way to incorporate bedtime stories into your nightly ritual that you create along with your child. This box set is also good for road trips; even older children can participate by taking a story and putting pen to paper.
Including the history of the Mission, this is a story of young Juan, a boy who lives at the Mission and Old Julian, the Mission gardener and bell ringer, and their love of the swallows who return every year from their second home in Argentina. I actually bought this book at the gift shop in the Mission San Juan Capistrano several years ago on a mission no pun intended to learn how I could discourage the swallows from returning to our house.
We are blessed with hundreds of swallows who return year after year to our home, but they make quite a mess. They do have similar sets at a lesser cost, but this link is to the actual set I own. You can also buy these books individually. A true treasure, every book elicits joy. I have to share a personal story here about Peter Rabbit:. He kinda looks like Peter Rabbit. We are reading Peter Rabbit in school. Can I take him to show-and-tell? And, Princess P borrowed my Bernadette Halloween skeleton doll to take to show-and-tell and never brought her back, either.
He sways back and forth nodding his head and reads from his book in a British accent. We the Princesses and me spent the next few hours curled up on their bed in their guest room reading silently from the book as the bunny read it to us out loud over-and-over-and-over. The bunny reads the story almost word-for-word from the book.
Both the Dragon and Mother Goose have videos on Amazon so you can watch those short videos to see how they work and hear their voices. Now back to The Complete Peter Rabbit Library; this book set of bedtime stories includes the following titles this list includes links to the individual books for your convenience :. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. The Tailor of Gloucester. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. The Tale of Two Bad Mice. The Tale of Mrs. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher.
The Tale of Tom Kitten. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.
The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse. The Tale Pigling Bland.
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The Tale of Samuel Whiskers. The Tale of Ginger and Pickles. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit. The Story of Miss Moppet. The link above to this set is not the exact set I have from , but an updated version from The version is only available from 3rd-party sellers. However, there are other sets available that include similar bedtime stories.
Hallelujah, A Cat Comes Back! Moore, illustrated by Christian Birmingham, , published by Running Press — the famous and classic tale of a magical night, written in rhyme, this version is out of print but available through 3rd-party vendors. The Joy of Fairy Tales compiled by Gill Davies, some illustrations are by Barbara Firth; others in the public domain; , Worth Press — a large tome pages with over stories from around the world, this storybook is also a reference book, of sorts, explaining how legends and tales developed including short biographies of the compilers of these legends and fairy tales.
This book will definitely occupy your child for years and as they get older, they can use it as a reference for book reports. Out of print, this book is available only through 3rd-party sellers. Each of these bedtime stories, written in rhyme, provides juvenile maps of each state pointing out specific places of interest in each state posing questions to locate those places on the map and to locate Charlie, a dog.
But, also because my aunt Geri , now gone for many years, took me to Europe when I was That suggestion a good one has always stayed with me. Three of these books are available from 3rd-party sellers and the one published in is available directly from Amazon Prime. Part of a series. Above is Princess Sweetie Pie reading and lounging on the sofa in my sitting room. There is nothing better than a well-written book. Filled with wonder, with the ability to transport the reader to another place, dimension, or another world, books have magic that nothing else does.
This is our bed in our guest room. What we do bloggers do for photos! Anyway, the beautiful headboard was purchased from Pottery Barn years ago as was the white duvet and pillow shams. The colorful, flowered pillow sham cover came from Home Goods a few years ago. While pirates are typically male-centric, this is a marvelous and tactile book for girls, too. It even has a recipe and includes a menu!
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Her collection included every Nancy Drew published and I grew up reading her original books. So, this book is especially special to me because of my memories and the fact that it was published in , the year we lost our home. For a while, there was a TV series in the s plus a movie starring Emma Roberts.
The Puffin in Bloom Collection , , a 4-book boxed set including:. While technically not bedtime stories, they can be classified as such if you are able to get your child to quit reading for the night at the end of a chapter! Two of the books include black and white illustrations throughout the books illustrated by different artists.
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An excellent selection of books to help your child with book reports and to introduce them to classics. Incidentally, my mother was named after Jo of Little Women. Easy-to-read with large print, these shorter versions of the classics are for young readers not ready to take on the original books. These books can be bedtime stories for your child if you negotiate a chapter limit ahead of time. Anne of Green Gables by L. Montgomery, — an orphan, Anne, gets adopted at age 11 and goes to live at Green Gables with her new parents. Full of life, Anne brings happiness and joy to all she meets see a link to movies in other section.
Beauty and the Beast by Madame le Prince de Beaumont, — the story of a young girl who volunteers to go live with a beast in a castle when her father runs into trouble with the beast see a link to movies in a section above. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, — the story of a beautiful black horse, sold from one cruel owner to another and the hardships he endures until he finds a loving home; link to Black Beauty movies.
A cautionary tale…; link to Frankenstein movies. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, — Pip, an orphan raised by his disagreeable sister and her husband, leads a hardscrabble life learning various lessons from different people he meets along the way to manhood; link to Great Expectations movies.