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Beds: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about beds?

As you can see, this list of kids books about beds is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about beds, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

La Princesa and the Pea
Written by Susan Middleton Elya & illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling, winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.

The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa, but the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too . . .

Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru.

I Sleep in a Big Bed
Written & illustrated by Maria van Lieshout
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Babies sleep in cribs. Do big kids? No! Big kids sleep in a big bed. Every child’s life is filled with milestones. Some happen easily; others need a little extra support. Artist and mom Maria van Lieshout has been there. Drawing upon her own experiences, she has created an engaging series of books that are just right for children on the brink of major changes and the caregivers who encourage them.

I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!
Written by Dr. Seuss & illustrated by James Stevenson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Dr. Seuss’s hilarious Beginner Book about a boy who refuses to get out of bed!
 
NOTHING is getting the young hero of this easy-reader out of bed—not an alarm clock, roosters, barking dogs, the police, the news media, or the United States Marines! With illustrations by beloved New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson—and a plot that children and adults can relate to—this is a funny fantasy that the whole family can enjoy together!
 
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

“A rhyming story that is full of laughs. ‘The alarm can ring. The birds can peep….Today’s the day I’m going to sleep,’ says a lazy boy one morning, and despite a pail of icy water, television coverage, and the arrival of the Marines, he vows to stay in bed—and he does! The repetition of concepts and words will keep children turning the pages, as will the energetic drawings. A sure draw for early readers.”—Booklist.  

There's a Walrus in My Bed!
Written & illustrated by Ciara Flood
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

It’s time for Flynn to sleep in his first ever big boy bed, but there’s one rather large problem―a walrus! Mom and Dad play along. Is Flynn just stalling? Either way it doesn’t look like anyone is getting much sleep tonight.

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