What are some good bedtime stories to read to kids?


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Some good bedtime stories to read to children include "How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?" and "Time For Bed" A few other choices include "Good Night, Gorilla," "Bedtime Bugs," "Goodnight Moon" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"

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What are some good bedtime stories to read to kids?
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"How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?" is a picture book written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Mark Teague. The story follows a group of dinosaurs who do not want to go to bed. It marries some scientific terms with a funny tale about bedtime.

"Time for Bed," by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer, shows many small animals being tucked lovingly into bed by their mothers. In the end, a young toddler is falling asleep as well. "Good Night, Gorilla" by Peggy Rathman is about a gorilla at a zoo who steals the zoo keeper's keys and follows him home. The gorilla sneaks into his bed and cuddles him close, as the hilarious illustrations show.

"Bedtime Bugs" is an interactive pop-up book by David A. Carter that follows some bugs as they go through their bedtime rituals. "Goodnight Moon" is a classic story book by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd, that features a child saying goodnight to everything in sight in a cadence similar to a lullaby. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?' is another classic book written by Bill Martin Jr. that teaches a child the names of animals, colors and memory work while focusing on bedtime.

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