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Our story books for kids make the perfect bedtime books. We have picture books with soothing plots and gentle text that will soothe young children to sleep - and inspire a love of reading from a very early age. One of our new favourites is our latest Bedtime Story Competition winner - There's a Boy Just Like Me .

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Bedtime Stories

  • Santa's Super Stories Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: SNTA
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Enjoy a very merry Christmas with this collection of cosy picture books for the festive season.

    Perfect for snuggling up with, this is a combination of traditional stories and vibrant tales that the whole family will love sharing in the build-up to the big day.

    A cute puppy gets lost in the snow, there's a party at the Christmas Extravaganza Hotel and Santa comes to the rescue! Featuring beautiful artwork, these stories will inspire everyone to embrace the spirit of Christmas. Yule love them!
    Format: paperback
    • £2.00
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  • Farmyard Friends Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: FMYB
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Children will love this fun-filled collection of 20 stories presented in an adorable barn-shaped box. All of the books are slightly different sizes so when they are inserted into the box, they make a delightful roof for the barn!

    Whether it's The Three Little Pigs or A Goose on the Loose, these exciting stories are perfect for encouraging little ones to read! Other stories follow Titus the goat with a troublesome tooth; Chicken Licken; and Posy the nosy pig.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
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  • Stories in Stitches

    Product Code: STIS
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Please note that due to phenomenal demand, our hand-picked edition of Stories in Stitches has now sold out.

    This gorgeous board book is packed full of nursery rhymes and features hand-stitched illustrations.

    Hey Diddle Diddle, Hickory Dickory Dock and Humpty Dumpty are among the appealing rhymes included in this beautiful bedtime book.
    • £1.00
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  • The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed

    Mitch Frost

    Product Code: MUTB
    Paperback
    Hand-picked favourites
    A guide to making friends with the monsters under your bed...

    This picture book will help reassure children who are frightened that something bad lurks under their bed by encouraging them to form friendships with these beasts - especially when they discover they could be blue monsters, doughnut monsters or even dancing robot monsters!

    This is the perfect book for anyone, big or small, who's ever been afraid of what lurks in their room at night...
    • £1.00
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  • Santa Stop Here!

    Product Code: SHSN
    Other 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Santa Claus is coming to town - and into your children's bedtime reading!

    It's 24 December (CHRISTMAS EVE!) and everyone is getting so excited for Santa's arrival. Will he have some special treats for you?

    Shaped like a door hanger so the big man knows exactly where to find the stockings, this is a cute and quirky picture book that you'll love sharing with children as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year...
    • £2.00
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  • We're Going on an Elf Chase

    Martha Mumford

    Product Code: GOEC
    Hardback 3 years +
    (3)
    Hand-picked favourites
    Four bunnies join in an elf chase in this funny, fantastic and festive lift-the-flap picture book.

    Written by Martha Mumford and featuring artwork by Laura Hughes, the illustrator of We're Going on an Egg Hunt, this is a pacy story that finds the bunnies coming across all kinds of obstacles - from cloppy reindeer to roaring polar bears and flapping penguins - as they try to get the hop on 10 naughty elves.

    Each flap has a surprise underneath alongside Christmassy text and there's an even bigger surprise right at the end. Can you guess what it is? This is a fun and interactive picture book full of festive frolics.
    • £4.00
    • RRP £11.99
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  • Lily's Driftwood Bay: The Sunshine Picnic

    Product Code: LYDB
    Hardback 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    A hugely popular and beautifully animated show on Nick Jr that features the vocal talents of both Stephen Fry and Ardal O'Hanlon, Lily's Driftwood Bay is a place that children would love to visit.

    Encouraging readers to imagine, create, play and have fun, this book features imagery of the popular characters from the show and invites them to join Lily in her imaginary island where adventure and friendship reign supreme.

    In the story, Lily finds some treasure washed up on the beach - where will it take her? This gorgeous book will delight little ones as they help Lily find sea treasure on the sunniest day of the year.
    • £1.00
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  • Zog and the Flying Doctors

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BHBAE
    Paperback 3 years +
    (1)
    Zog the dragon returns - and he's now an 'air ambulance' - in Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's high-flying and hilarious sequel.

    They fly around tending a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn and a sneezy lion. But should princesses really be doctors? Pearl's uncle, the King, doesn't think so - until he falls ill...
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  • Supertato

    Sue Hendra

    Product Code: AKDDR
    Paperback 3 years +
    Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - and he's about to meet his arch nemesis. The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra, the bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.
    • £6.29
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  • Ladybird First Favourite Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: ADUUZ
    Hardback 3 years +
    (1)
    Based on the traditional fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Follow the naughty Goldilocks into the house of the three bears, and see what happens when they come home and find her! Part of the Ladybird "First Favourite Tales" series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.
    • £4.49
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  • Winnie-the-Pooh Pocket Library

    Egmont Publishing UK

    Product Code: BLXWO
    Other 3 years +
    Winnie-the-Pooh can travel with you with this mini pocket library containing six sweet books! Each book introduces one of A. A. Milne's beloved characters from the Hundred Acre Wood including Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Rabbit and Christopher Robin. Beautifully illustrated in a new, young, nursery style, inspired by the original illustrations by E.H Shepard. Perfect for little hands. Suitable for children aged 2 and up. The nation's favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages.
    • £4.49
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  • Here We Are

    Oliver Jeffers

    Product Code: BKPVJ
    Hardback 3 years +
    The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers. Well, hello.And welcome to this Planet.We call it Earth. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you've only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you'll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else... Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you've just got to be kind. Here We Are is the utterly heartfelt new book from Oliver Jeffers. We're glad you found it.
    • £13.99
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  • Awesome Engines: Emergency!

    Margaret Mayo

    Product Code: BMTZK
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Emergency!, from the series called On the Go! by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe, has rescue vehicles galore. The bright illustrations and lively rhyming text give it immense appeal for three year olds fascinated by fire engines, ambulances, breakdown trucks or anything with wheels!

    • £6.29
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  • Moth

    Isabel Thomas

    Product Code: BPWWW
    Hardback 3 years +
    "This is a story of light and dark." Against a lush backdrop of lichen-covered trees, the peppered moth lies hidden. Until the world begins to change... A clever picture book text about the extraordinary way in which animals have evolved, intertwined with the complication of human intervention. This remarkable retelling of the story of the peppered moth is the perfect introduction to natural selection and evolution for children. Along come people with their magnificent machines which stain the land with soot. In a beautiful landscape changed by humans how will one little moth survive? Powerful and visually spectacular, Moth is the remarkable evolution story that captures the struggle of animal survival against the background of an evolving human world in a unique and atmospheric introduction to Darwin's theory of Natural Selection.
    • £11.79
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  • Paddington

    Michael Bond

    Product Code: ACGJL
    Paperback 5 years +
    (1)
    Michael Bond's lovable bear has a huge fan base among young readers and their parents.

    Paddington has travelled all the way from darkest Peru and is rescued by the kindly Brown family, who quickly discover that the charming little bear is a bit of a trouble-magnet!

    Paddington's antics are guaranteed to get youngsters from 3+ chuckling!
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  • Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BQNVB
    Hardback
    Molly loves to listen to her dad's bedtime stories. Once upon a time, he says, everyone was green, squirrels sang in choirs, tiny people lived in Aunt Elsie's pot plant and of course, rabbits could fly . . . but can all this really be true? Molly thinks her dad's just being silly as usual, but no-one's bedtime stories are as good as his. So cuddle up on the sofa and pick one of these fourteen fantastically funny stories to read together before bed. Which one will be your favourite? Melanie von Bismarck's brilliant collection of short stories is cleverly translated from the German by David Henry Wilson, author of the Jeremy James series, and is brought to life by the warm, witty and richly detailed pictures by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a jacket, extra-thick paper, and a special ribbon to mark your place in the book, Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories makes a great present - truly a book to treasure.
    • £13.49
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  • The Christmas Eve Tree

    Delia Huddy

    Product Code: AVGHK
    Paperback 3 years +
    (2)
    A poignant, exquisitely illustrated Christmas story, with words by Delia Huddy and pictures by rising star Emily Sutton. When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.
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  • The Night Pirates

    Peter Harris

    Product Code: BMTZL
    Paperback 3 years +
    A much-loved adventure on the high seas from Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. Perfect for every reader who loved Pirates Love Underpants and The Pirates Next Door. One night, young Tom is awoken by noises outside his house. He peeps out of the window and what should he see but PIRATES. And stranger still - they're GIRL PIRATES stealing the front of his house! Tom joins their adventure across the high seas to an island where some rather lazy and silly grown-up pirates are guarding their treasure. Not very successfully! Tom and the girl-pirates make a surprise attack and are soon off on the seas once more with the treasure! This swashbuckling pirate story from Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright has become a modern-day classic. Great fun to read-aloud and entertaining for both boys and girls, The Night Pirates is a bedtime story to inspire the imagination of kids aged 3 and up. Peter Harris was born in London in 1933. He has written for television, radio and children's comics. His picture books include Have You Seen Max? and Bottomley the Brave. Deborah Allwright has made a dramatic impact on the picture book scene since the publication of The Night Pirates. Her other wonderful books include Hooray for Knickers and The Witch with an Itch.
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  • The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury

    Product Code: AAGXQ
    Hardback Toddlers
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    "The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury" is a timeless collection of favourite nursery rhymes, lullabies, poems and stories, featuring well-loved characters, such as Spot, The Snowman and Beatrix Potter's Tom Kitten. Brought to life by some of the most talented children's illustrators, this treasury is perfect for sharing and will make any collection complete.
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  • Franklin's Flying Bookshop

    Jen Campbell

    Product Code: BRNRZ
    Paperback 3 years +
    `I LOVE it. It is so touching and original and delightful. Katie's illustrations are a perfect match for the text, too' Jacqueline Wilson Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even look at him. One day he meets a girl named Luna who, far from being scared, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk non-stop about what they've read: books about roller skating, King Arthur, spiders and how to do kung fu. Together, they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop - a flying bookshop, that is - right on Franklin's back!
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  • The Worm and the Bird

    Coralie Bickford-Smith

    Product Code: BGYCT
    Hardback 3 years +
    A new, beautifully illustrated picture book from the bestselling author of The Fox and the Star, winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2015. Deep below the earth, Worm dreams of having more space. There's not much room down there. Above, Bird waits, through sun and rain and wind. As the day goes on, will they both find what they are looking for? From the author of The Fox and the Star, this is a book about searching and hoping, and how the smallest moment can be beautiful.
    • £12.89
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  • I'll Love You Always

    Mark Sperring & Alison Brown

    Product Code: AWHAV
    Paperback Toddlers
    How long will I love you? A second is too short. A second is no time for a love of this sort. A minute is no better, for minutes fly by! They're gone in a moment like a sweet butterfly. Moving through the day, the seasons and then the years, this ode to everlasting love will reassure children and bring a lump to the throat of parents. Moving and heartfelt, this is the perfect gift for new parents, experienced parents - and even sweethearts. For fans of Guess How Much I Love You, from the bestselling author and illustrator Mark Sperring and Alison Brown.
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  • Peace at Last Big Book

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: ASZCP
    Paperback 3 years +
    The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep -- however he tried and wherever he tried. SNORE, SNORE went Mrs Bear. TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK went the clock. Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make this delightful picture book an all-time favourite with children and adults everywhere. Now available in a format ideal for classroom and group use.
    • £19.99
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  • Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AHTOF
    Hardback 3 years +
    When Posy goes to stay at Pip's house they have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes: Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Desperate to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do, "that's the wrong frog!" Posy wails. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and that the friends can get a good night's sleep, at last. Pip was very nearly asleep when he heard a voice. "Froggy!" said the voice. It was Posy. "I've forgotten Froggy she sniffed. "I CAN'T SLEEP WITHOUT MY FROGGY!!"
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Bedtime story books for toddlers and kids come in many forms - everything from bear hunts to baby owls - and they're definitely the best way to peacefully send kids for a nap while stimulating their minds in a calm and reassuring manner.

An unbreakable bond

Bedtime books are a staple part of a warming home environment and are brilliant for banding between parents and children. These soothing tales always allow families to make night time an exciting occasion.

Tales to connect with

While bedtime stories for children cover an extensive variety of subjects, the best allow your kid to connect with a familiar scenario. By learning how a series of fun and furry friends earn their own naptime, these tales mean children learn to love night time (not loathe it!).

Pick your bedtime stories

Look forward to nap time each and every time your child gets sleepy by browsing through our generous collection of bedtime story books above.

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