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Bedtime: Chapter Books For Kids

Bedtime is a special time and one that we often spend reading with our children. Any book is fun to read before bed, but there is a great list of books that have been made especially to soothe and calm our children before they go to sleep. We hope you find your new favorite as you scan the list below!

Wish Upon a Sleepover book
#1
Wish Upon a Sleepover
Written and illustrated by Suzanne Selfors
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A group of misfits has a sleepover that involves a scavenger hunt and slightly magical soup in this story of newfound friendship in unexpected places.

The Bfg book
#2
The Bfg
Written by Roald Dahl
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Katie's Spooky Sleepover book
#3
Katie's Spooky Sleepover
Written by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by Tammy Lyon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Katie's friends have come for a sleepover, and telling a scary story seems like a good idea--until she has a dream about a monster under her bed, and she wakes up to find her lucky kimono missing.

A Nervous Night book
#4
A Nervous Night
Written by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by Tammy Lyon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Katie is nervous about a sleepover at her grandparents' house.

Katie Goes Camping book
#5
Katie Goes Camping
Written by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by Tammy Lyon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Katie has a wonderful time camping with her friends Pedro and JoJo, but when it gets dark the shadows make ordinary things seem frightening.

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