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10 Books for Bedtime

    Ten, Nine, Eight

    Ten, Nine, Eight - Molly Bang

    Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
    Good Night, Gorilla

    Good Night, Gorilla - Peggy Rathman

    An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
    Bear Snores On

    Bear Snores On - Karma Wilson

    On a cold winter night, many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear.
    The House in the Night

    The House in the Night - Susan Marie Swanson

    This beautifully illustrated poem describes the many sources of light that illuminate a house in the night.
    Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

    Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! - Mo Willems

    A bus driver asks the reader to make sure that the pigeon goes to bed on time--but the bird has many excuses about why it should stay awake.
    Ira Sleeps Over

    Ira Sleeps Over - Bernard Waber

    A boy is excited at the prospect of spending the night at his friend's house but worries how he'll get along without his teddy bear.
    April and Esme, Tooth Fairies

    April and Esme, Tooth Fairies - Bob Graham

    On their first assignment, two young tooth fairies journey by night into the huge world of humans to collect a tooth and fly it safely home.
    Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

    Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night - Joyce Sidman

    A collection of poems that celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.
    The Cricket in Times Square

    The Cricket in Times Square - George Selden

    The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo

    A proud toy rabbit who loves only himself is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.
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