Kristl's Bedtime Stories List
Kristl is Phoenix Public Library's Web Content Librarian. In her past librarian life, she was a trained art librarian turned children's librarian. A mother of two boys (4 and 7), Kristl enjoys being a crazy plant lady, painting, writing paper letters to friends and throwing parties. Despite belonging to 4 book clubs, Kristl can never quite figure out why she doesn't have time to read.
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Bedtime is a precious time when families can join together and share a beloved book in total peace and harmony. Just kidding. It's the begging for the books while you attempt the keeping open of the sleepy eyes. And somehow, it's still a little bit magical. Bedtime stories and kisses (never mutually exclusive) are quite often the highlight of everyone's evening in my house. They bookend a very chaotic time filled with teeth brushing and flossing and lost socks and "I need fresh water; this water is rotten." They are the day's cool down. They are when kids become gentle and tender and suddenly philosophic. Fall into this divine sweetness, parents and caregivers, but not too hard. They may just be conning you into staying up late.
Here are our family's picks for bedtime story books. The ones we like right now. Not including the classics (Sendak, Seuss, Silverstein, to name a few) and all those books that all the well-meaning relatives gave us. Of course we're reading those, too.