Bedtime stories are an essential part of a child's night-time routine. They can help settle your child ready for sleep while also improving their vocabulary and reading skills. As well as the educational benefits, you will also have valuable bonding time with your child. So snuggle up together with a book and begin your reading journey together!
We have put together a selection of our favorite bedtime stories for you to choose from. All of our bedtime stories are jammed back with adventure, beautiful illustrations, and larger text so you and your child can read along together.
Julia Donaldson and Friends
Julia Donaldson is one of the best-known names in children's stories. With her stories gaining popularity across the globe, her heartfelt adventures with different creatures are a firm favorite for many young children. Our Julia Donaldson 10 Book Collection contains so many much-loved stories like The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, Tyrannosaurus Drip, and many more.
We also have Julia Donaldson 2 Books Children Collection Paperback Night Monkey, Spinderella. This two-book collection contains Night Monkey, Day Monkey, and Spinderella. These two beautifully illustrated stories are great picture books to tuck into at night. Spinderella follows a football-loving spider who lives on a ceiling light in a school with her spider family. This book is a great story, but it also involves maths and encourages children to think about numbers as they are reading the story.
Mr. Men and Little Miss
For generations, Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men and Little Miss characters have been a popular choice for children's bedtime stories. These beloved characters include Mr. Happy, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Bump, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Bossy, and so many more. For a bumper collection of Mr. Men books, check out our Mr. Men Everyday Collection 14 Books, or for a collection of little miss stories, we have Little Miss 36 Books My Complete Collection. These Mr. Men collections are great value children’s books, whether they are for a gift or a new addition to your child's library.
Funny Animal Adventures
Many memorable bedtime stories come in the form of hilarious animal stories. A fantastic example of this is Mo Willems' award-winning Pigeon series. This brilliant series follows the adventures of a naughty pigeon that always wants to get his own way. Our Don't Let the Pigeon 6 Book Collection contains six hilarious stories that are all wonderfully illustrated with interactive story moments throughout.
Another rib-tickling bedtime story is Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter's The Dinosaur that Pooped series. This greedy dinosaur is often eating things it shouldn't, which results in some crazy poops! With the help of his friend Danny, this dinosaur gets into all kinds of trouble. We have Dinosaur That Pooped 5 Books (Bed, Planet, Past, Princess, Christmas) collection, which features the tricky dinosaur and Danny on adventures in space, the Jurassic period, Fairy Tale land, as well as dealing with an explosive Christmas and a messy bedroom!
For more children's books, check out our range for 0-5-year-olds and 5-7 year-olds. We also have pages dedicated to picture books, board books, and fairy tales. Here at Just Kids Books, we aim to make shopping for your little one's books easier and more affordable.