10 Best Bedtime Books for Newborns

Newborn baby on bed

“Are you looking for the best bedtime books for newborns?” If so, then you are going to know about the famous bedtime stories of all time.

A story at bedtime is one of the core factors to reduce the tiredness of the whole day. Telling bedtime stories in front of your children is a good reminder to almost every parent. There are many benefits of telling a story to children such as children become more creative, their thinking ability increases, reading skills increase, etc. This is the best way in which you and your child spend quality time with each other.

So let’s start our list of the best bedtime books for newborns.


 List of 10 best Bedtime Books for Newborns


  1. The Ugly Duckling
  2. Goodnight Moon
  3. What Colour is Night?
  4. Good Night, Gorilla
  5. The House in the Night
  6. Goodnight-Goodnight Sleepyhead
  7. The Book of Sleep
  8. The Beauty and the Beast
  9. Pigs in a Blanket
  10. The Boy Who Cried Wolf: A Retelling of Aesop’s Fable

1.The Ugly Duckling

AuthorHans Christian Andersen
Publication1843
Rating5 out of 5

Genre-

  • Fairy Tale
  • Children’s Literature
  • Pictures Books

About-

The Ugly Duckling” became one of Andersen’s best-loved tales and was reprinted around the world.

The story begins when a mother duck lays eggs. Instead of a very little bird, all of the little birds are so beautiful. Other birds and animals make fun of his ugliness.

The little duck has to face many physical cases of abuse and all creatures exploit him. He leaves his herd and lives with wild ducks and geese until hunters slaughter the flocks.

Little duck hears about a very beautiful herd of a swan. He wanted to join their herd. Since he is very younger and he can’t fly so he didn’t join their herd. He is very angry at himself due to not joining them.



2.Goodnight Moon

AuthorMargaret Wise Brown
Publication1947
Rating4.9 out of 5

Genre-

  • Children’s Literature
  • Pictures Book

About-

Initially, it was not popular but after some time it came into the best sellers list. Almost 48 million copies of it sold till now.

The reason for its great success is that it is a very visual book, has many illustrations, and also a very interesting story.

It is the story of a little bunny. He is very innocent and very cute. Bunny says goodnight to everything. Bunny says goodnight to the moon, to table, to red balloon, to plate, to pairs of socks, etc. And finally, he sleeps.



3.What Color is Night?

AuthorGrant Snider
Publication2019
Rating4.9 out of 5

Genre-

  • Fiction
  • Kids Literatures

About-

The simplicity of this book makes it very popular. It is truly the perfect bedtime story that is rhythmic, soothing, concise wording, simple illustrations, and liked by adults and children alike.

In this story, the author talks about nature. He asks a question that which color the sky has and also illustrates the sky, rivers, forests, and mountains so beautifully.

The author explores the many colors visible to those who look closer to the sky. Believe me, it is one of the most interesting bedtime stories for babies.



4.Good Night, Gorilla

AuthorPeggy Rathmann
Publication1994
Rating4.8 out of 5

Genre-

  • Fiction
  • Kids Literatures

About-

It is a very funny story for kids. The story is set around the zoo. A gorilla is living in this zoo. One night the zookeeper goes to say goodnight to all animals where he loses the keys.

Gorilla gets the key and unlocks all the cages. Elephant, lion, giraffe, hyena, and all the other animals follow the zookeeper home and into his house and bedroom. Gorilla also goes to his home. And all of them say goodnight back to the zookeeper.

The zookeeper astonishes to see them in his room. After saying goodnight back to the zookeeper, all the animals instead of the gorilla returns to the zoo.



5.The House in the Night

AuthorSusan Marie Swanson
Publication2008
Rating4.7 out of 5

Genre-

  • Pictures Books
  • Fiction
  • Sleep time story

About-

It is the excellent artwork and the short storyline of Susan Marie Swanson.

The illustrations are grand and detailed, and the prose tells a simple story that attracts the kids the most. Basically, it is a picture book that has many engrossing pictures. All pictures are very unique and full of fun.

The story of it is so cool and relaxing as well as very funny. None can’t prevent their laughter. Recite this story to your kids and you will be amazed by your kids’ responses.



6.Goodnight-Goodnight Sleepyhead

AuthorRuth Krauss
Publication2007
Rating4.6 out of 5

Genre-

  • Fiction
  • Kids Literature

About-

The illustrations of this book are fantastic and easy for little ones to relate to. The book has many beautiful pictures that fascinate the kids much. That’s why it is one of the best picture books of all time.

It is the story of a little and very cute girl. The little girl is very innocent. When she is going to sleep, she says goodnight to everything that is present there. She says goodnight to the moon, her eyes, nose, mouth, fingers, chair, table, fan, window, and many other things.

After saying goodnight to everyone she slept. The story is full of innocence.



7.The Book of Sleep

AuthorIl Sung Na
Publication2007
Rating4.7 out of 5

Genre-

  • Fiction
  • Children Literature

About-

If you are the kind of parent who is tired of putting their children to sleep at night then this book will prove to be a better option for you. It is a good bedtime story to read.

The style of it is very smooth, engrossing, and very enjoyable. It is not too long, has quiet pictures, and has a soft, soothing storyline.

This is the story of an owl that is still waking. The owl visits many animals and sees their style of sleeping. And when the sun rises, every animal wakes up but the tired owl falls to sleep.



8.The Beauty and the Beast

AuthorGabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
PublicationOriginally published 1740
Rating4.8 out of 5

Genre-

  • Children’s Literature
  • Fantasy
  • Musical

About-

The Beauty and the Beast is a fairy tale. Somewhere, it contains some mythology and folk tales.

It is one of the best bedtime books for newborns. The book tells the story of a young beautiful girl named Beauty. She displayed greater perseverance and firmness in their misfortune. +

since this story is at an advanced level so the child is not able to read it. But for any parents who recite this story to their children, it is a very good story.


9. Pigs in a Blanket

AuthorHans Wilhelm
Publication2019
Rating4.9 out of 5

Genre-

  • Children’s Literature

About-

It is a very rhythmic story. The author shows his creativity before the readers. It has many illustrations and is considered a very engrossing book by the readers.

In this story, the energetic pigs jump, prance, and dance through a fun-filled day before finally climbing back into bed again.

The author illustrated it with many pictures that make it very engaging.

You should recite it to your kids or give it to your kids as a gift. When your kids will see it, they are surely surprised.



10.The Boy Who Cried Wolf: A Retelling of Aesop’s Fable

AuthorEric Blair
Publication2011
Rating4.4 out of 5

Genre-

  • Fairy Tales
  • Fables

About-

In one word it is a quick, traditional story, with an important lesson. It is a very cute story to read to children. The pattern of it is very fantastic. All the pictures are illustrated beautifully which is the greatest reason for its popularity.

The story also shows some fear but only nominal. Fear makes this story more interesting.

You must gift this book to your children or must recite it before your children.



Conclusion

These are the top 10 best bedtime books for newborns. Now, you should recite these stories in front of your children. This makes a very strong bond between you and your kids. Your children will proud of you.

So start your task now.


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