Noah’s Favorite Bedtime Books

elephant3bedtime booksbedtime booksbedtime booksThe older Noah gets, the more interested he has become in reading books. During the day he likes to look through his books that focus on ABC’s, colors, and counting, but in the evening I try to incorporate more story books.

Story books in the evening are a great way for him to wind down, and also let him know bed time is near. I like sticking to books that insinuate sleep, getting ready for bed, or books that focus around love. I want my little guy to feel sleepy and loved right before he heads off to bed.

Bedtime used to be so much easier. It basically included breastfeeding until he passed out. Now that he’s a toddler there’s a lot more involved. Using the potty, putting on a nighttime diaper, putting on pajamas, brushing his teeth, and reading a book are now becoming the new norm.

These five books are on heavy rotation at our house right now!

  1. The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep – from the same author as The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep- this is the perfect story time book with all of the sleep inducing words. We usually only get few a couple of pages and he becomes so sleepy! The best book when he is extra hyper and needs to calm down.
  2. I Love You When – there’s a girl version & a boy version. This book is SO sweet, and happens to be written by my very talented mother
  3. The Going To Bed Book– this has been one of his favorites since he was a really little guy. It’s short, sweet, and it rhymes.
  4. Goodnight Moon – this book is a classic. I love the little story and the illustrations. I think we both have it memorized by now.
  5. I Love You Forever– this is a given. This book is so sweet, and such a tradition in my family.

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A big thanks to Random House Children’s for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own. 

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  1. candy on November 16, 2016 at 6:31 am

    What sweet good night books to read to the little ones. I love reading to my grand babies before they go to bed.

    • Lee Anne on November 16, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Isn’t it the best!?

  2. Kate on November 16, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Aww! Goodnight Moon is the best!

  3. Brianne on November 16, 2016 at 7:50 am

    These are such sweet books! I haven’t heard of “The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep,” but now I am going to have to check it out and maybe get it for the boys I nanny. I love “Goodnight Moon” and “I Love You Forever.”

  4. Kelsey on November 16, 2016 at 8:22 am

    This is so precious, he is too cute!! I used to love Goodnight Moon!!

    xo Kelsey |

  5. Kristina on November 16, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Y’all are precious!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  6. Nicole on November 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Noah is the cutest! I don’t have kids but that’s a great idea to read him books that insinuate sleep close to his bedtime!

  7. Lauren Morgan on November 16, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Love this! So sweet.


  8. Angelle Marix on November 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

    This is so sweet. Goodnight Moon is the best. All of my kids loved it too. Precious memories ❤️


  9. Rosie on November 16, 2016 at 10:40 am

    what and cute little book to read to your little one. I need to purchase for my niece

    Life is just Rosie

  10. Anna Cobbs on November 16, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Goodnight Moon is such a good one! I’ve never heard of the elephant one, but am definitely going to check it out for my girls!!!

    xx- anna

  11. Laura on November 16, 2016 at 10:51 am

    My almost 3 year old LOVES Goodnight Moon and the Dracula and Alice in Wonderland Babylit books.

  12. Linda Quinones on November 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    He is the sweetest! I think reading to young kids is so important. I have a little cousin who loves books and The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep would be perfect for him!

  13. Sara Oberton on November 16, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I love all of these children’s book! Mine love reading at night before bed.

  14. Casey on November 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I love these suggestions! And he is seriously adorable. We been “reading” Goodnight Moon to Reagan since she was little, but she’s more interested in turning the pages and pointing out the kitty cats 🙂

  15. Jessica Sheppard on November 16, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Noah is the cutest! Don’t you love your sweet reading time?! I grew up on “I love you forever” . Love your pics, totally adorable!

  16. Jenna Colgrove on November 16, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Such cute photos!!! Love this post!

    Jenna from

  17. Tiffany on November 16, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    What an adorable book! My son loves all of the sandra boynton books before bed.

  18. Bella on November 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Your son is so cute!!! I love reading before bed. hehe I wish I could still read little kid books lol.

  19. Morgan on November 17, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    What a cutie! I used to love reading when I was little too!

    How 2 Wear It []

  20. Donna Kellogg on November 19, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    We like to read I Love you this Much at bedtime.

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