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Best Children’s Books About The Night

Discover a magical world of bedtime stories with enchanting children’s books about the night and the moon! From magical tales of midnight adventures to charming stories of friendly night-time characters, as well as non-fiction books exploring the people who work while we sleep, these books are perfect for little ones under 7. Let your child’s imagination soar as they journey through the moonlit pages of these delightful bedtime reads!

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All Through the Night: People Who Work While We Sleep

Written by Polly Faber Illustrated by Harriet Hobday
2-5
A beautifully illustrated picture book exploring the jobs that keep a city running all through the night, and make it ready for the new day. The sky is getting dark. In a big city, a little girl is eating her dinner, brushing her teeth and getting ready for bed. Meanwhile,…
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When You’re Fast Asleep – Who Works at Night-Time?

Written by Peter Arrhenius Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
2-5
Discover the amazing people that work when you're fast asleep in this large-format board book with easy-to-lift flaps on every page! There are all kinds of people that work during the night-time, from bakers to doctors, train drivers to road workers, and out at sea or in an art gallery.…
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National Trust: Out and About Night Explorer

Written by Robyn Swift Illustrated by Sara Lynn Cramb
5-7
The perfect introduction to nature once the sun has gone down, for children aged 8-12! Ideal for any budding wildlife explorers, this book encourages children to get outside and discover nature at night-time! It is packed with fun activities and useful information about how to identify creatures whilst out and…
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Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School

Written by Simon Puttock Illustrated by Ali Pye
0-2
Winner of the 2016 Bookbug Children's Book Prize, a Scottish Children's Book Award voted for by children! A gentle, reassuring picture book, perfect for little ones who are about to start school. It's Mouse's first day at Miss Moon's Moonlight School for all the small creatures of the night but…
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Goodnight Babies . . .

Illustrated by Charlotte Trounce
0-2
The perfect first bedtime book to share with a new baby - with a mirror on the final page! Little babies everywhere sleep softly through the night. So now, my little baby, it is time to say goodnight. Get ready to say goodnight to all kinds of animal babies -…
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What Will You Dream of Tonight?

Written by Frances Stickley Illustrated by Anuska Allepuz
2-5
A stunningly atmospheric and warm-hearted picture book about the magic of dreams, with a beautiful, foiled cover. What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze? This dreamy, sumptuously illustrated…
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I See the Moon

Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
0-2
A starry collection of favourite lullabies, rhymes and poems, perfect for sharing at bedtime Rosalind Beardshaw's charming artwork features wonderful natural scenes, with adorable sleepy animals and babies ready to be lulled to sleep. A sprinkling of silver foil on every page adds a little extra moonlight magic to this…
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Little Owl’s Bedtime

Written by Karl Newson Illustrated by Migy Blanco
2-5
Snuggle down with this beautiful picture book and join Little Owl as she flies off on a magical, star-filled night. With beautiful illustrations throughout from the hugely talented Migy Blanco and rhyming verse by Karl Newson that rolls off the tongue, this is a special, calming book for bedtime. While…
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Owl Wants to Share at Moonlight School

Written by Simon Puttock Illustrated by Ali Pye
2-5
A gentle, reassuring picture book, perfect for little ones who are about to start school. It's drawing time at Moonlight School and Miss Moon has asked all the creatures to draw their favourite night time thing. But when Cat, Bat and Mouse use all the night-time coloured crayons, what will…
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Nothing Can Frighten A Bear

Written by Elizabeth Dale Illustrated by Paula Metcalf
2-5
Daddy Bear insists that nothing can frighten a bear - but when there's a noise in the night, Baby Bear isn't convinced. The bears set out to make sure there aren't any monsters but, as they vanish one by one, it looks like Daddy Bear might not be so brave…
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Stardust

Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Briony May Smith
2-5
Stardust, science and STEM subjects combine to create a touching picture book that's perfect for bedtime. One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she IS a…
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The Sleepiest Sleep

Written by Barry Timms Illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina
2-5
The dreamiest bedtime story to lull little ones peacefully off to sleep. Night is falling in the jungle, and little tiger Patterpaw is ready to snooze. Granny and Grandpa Tiger want to help their cub have the sleepiest sleep of all, but they will need the help of their jungle…
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Firefly Home

Written by Jane Clarke Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A delightful interactive picture book, filled with beautiful neon artwork, by bestselling author and illustrator duo Jane Clarke and Britta There's no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night sky she doesn't know which way to go.…
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All the Animals Were Sleeping

Written by Clare Helen Welsh Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
2-5
A beautiful picture book about the ways in which animals sleep in the Serengeti, written by award-winning author Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by the winner of the 2019 Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Jenny Løvlie. On the dry, grassy plains of the Serengeti, a little mongoose makes his way home…
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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Illustrated by Nicola Slater
0-2
Join the merry musicians as they journey to the festival, practising their instruments along the way. Then sing along with the band as they all play together! Nicola Slater's delightful illustrations, and real instrumental music make this sound-button board book totally irresistible.
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