5 Best Bedtime Story Books for Kids

Kids' bedtime stories are an important part of growing up. We all remember our favorite childhood stories, whether it was about princesses and knights or unicorns and magical creatures. Sharing short bedtime stories for kids is an opportunity for you to bond with your child and unlock their imagination and creativity.

We’re rounding up the most famous bedtime stories that can help you curate a library of stories that will engage your child’s imagination. These kids’ bedtime stories are guaranteed to help your little one fall into a peaceful sleep.

1. Goodnight Spaceman – Michelle Robinson and Nick East

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Teach your children to reach for the stars with a book inspired by real-life British astronaut Tim Peake and his sons. It reimagines the bedtime routine by transforming it into an astronomical adventure. This short bedtime story will have your children dreaming of going to space. It’s suitable for children aged 2-5 years old.

2. Bedtime for Batman – Michael Dahl

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Do you have a superhero-obsessed kid? ‘Bedtime for Batman’ is the perfect way to introduce your child to the world of comic book superheroes with a story that will see your child go on an adventure with batman at bedtime. 

What we love about this bedtime story for kids is that it takes them through their bedtime routine, covering everything from brushing their teeth to going to the potty and putting on their PJs. This bedtime story is suitable for children aged 4-7 years old. 

3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

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One of the best-selling and most famous bedtime stories is the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’. This story has taken on a life of its own, becoming so popular that you’ll find merchandise for the book in almost every kid’s shop. 

It’s a favorite with adults and kids alike and details the journey of a very hungry caterpillar as he goes through the week eating different foods. This picture book is perfect for children aged 3-5 years old. 

4. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The Little Prince is the best-selling book of all time, coming in ahead of books like Harry Potter and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. If your child is a little older, this is the perfect book to help them explore the world around them. The Little Prince is a novella that follows the story of a pilot stranded in the desert who wakes up to find a little boy with him. 

This famous bedtime story shows that life can be difficult but a magical experience. It’s ideal for reading to children aged 7 and up, making it great for transitioning and encouraging children to read independently.  

5. Moomin and the Wishing Star – Tove Jansson

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Moomin is one of the most beloved franchises in the world. This bedtime story transports your child to Moominvalley with a tranquil story that incorporates stunning illustrations that will help your child relax and unwind before falling to sleep. It’s ideal for children aged 3-5 years old.

What are your kid’s favorite bedtime stories – and your own? Let us know in the comments below.


Writer: Aíne

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