Twelve Animal Bedtime Stories for Kids

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12 Animal themed bedtime stories

As you may know my daughter and I love children’s books. We are huge fans of Dr Seuss, Beatrix Potter, Eric Carle and many more authors. I have a great love for children’s books and one place you can buy some amazing kids books for bargain prices is The Works.

When I lived in Castleford in West Yorkshire, Sylvia and I would often visit The Works at Junction 32. Now whenever we return to Yorkshire, we make sure we visit The Works and we also visit the online site from time to time. They currently have a great deal for the Dr Seuss Set which is something I’ve been wanting to collect.

With this said, I thought I’d share a list of animal themed bedtime stories for kids which are available online at The Works. They are fantastic stories and ones we think you might like too.

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 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Thank You For Being My Friend (Picture Books) Brian, the Smelly Bear Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes Love Makes the World Go Round: Tales of love that last forever I’m Not Scared Kiss Good Night (Sam Books) I Am Using My Words I Love You, Too! A Secret Worth Sharing (Mole and Friends) Hickory Dickory Dock Sweet Dreams, Maisy

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This has to be one of my favourite children’s book. Read this book to learn about the life cycle of a Caterpillar. It is fun enjoyable and a great story to read

Thank You for Being My Friend

Cleo is a toy horse all alone in a new house! There’s no such thing as monsters, is there? This picture book makes a great bedtime story for children of all ages to share in Cleo’s fear of the dark and her joy in finding a new friend.A cute and great story for children who easily get scared during the night.

Brian the Smelly Bear

Brian is a very smelly bear, but he doesn’t seem to care!

All the animals are sick of Brian’s stinky stench. How can they get rid of his terrible smell? It’s time to come up with a clever plan to eliminate the rotten odour once and for all!

Rhino’s Don’t Eat Pancakes

Daisy’s mum and dad are always too busy to listen to a word that she says, so when, one day, she tells them that a big purple rhino has just walked into the house and taken a chomp of her pancake, guess what? That’s right – nobody listens! This is a great story and very funny indeed.

Love Makes the World Go Round

Find out what love means to adorable characters from around the globe. See how penguins cuddle, squirrels snuggle and koalas kiss. There’s just so much love to go round!

Im Not Scared

I’m not scared of monsters, They don’t frighten me. Even ones with scary eyes; I’d have them round for tea! Meet the bravest cat ever. He’s not afraid of dreadful monsters, ugly beasts or icky creepy-crawlies! He’s not a scaredy-cat! But who’s that knocking at his door?

A Kiss Goodnight

Hushabye, lullaby, sing you to sleep, Drift on the music that plays soft and deep.

Make bedtime a magical experience for your little one with this charming collection of lullabies, beautifully written by Claire Freedman and illustrated with tenderness and warmth by a selection of classic artists.

I Am Using My Words

I am using my words is a delightful story that encourages young children to speak rather than point or make noise. The book features Kitty-Kat, a lovable character that has been created especially by Dawn Machell to engage and entertain young children. Kitty-Kat is a good kitten, but she doesn’t use her words. She points, growls, stamps and scowls, but she doesn’t say what she wants!

I Love You Too

Mummy Bunny loves baby bunny because he’s so cute, but there are lots of other reasons too. Come and find out what they are and you are sure to be touched by the tenderness of an unbreakable bond.

A Secret Worth Sharing

One hot summer’s day, when Mole is out exploring, he discovers a newcomer to the forest – a newcomer called Mouse! The two quickly become friends, but Mole isn’t keen to introduce Mouse to the other forest animals.

In fact, he doesn’t want to share her with anyone. Meanwhile, Rabbit, Squirrel and Hedgehog are wondering why they haven’t seen Mole for so long. When they finally discover his secret, they’re so pleased to meet Mouse that Mole realises it’s much nicer for everyone to be friends.

Hickory Dickory Dock

Max the mouse is bored and hungry, but it is a long time until dinner. His mummy is too busy to play, so max finds lots of different ways to have fun.

Follow Max through his day as he makes mischief on and around the clock!

Sweet Dreams

It’s night-time in the wood, but Little Zig isn’t sleepy at all…

Big and Little Zig go for a great bedtime adventure and watch as a wonderful dream world appears before their eyes.

I hope you enjoy the list and have discovered a new book to read with your child.

Angela x

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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  1. This is such a great collection of books for kids at bedtime. Many of the ones we use are on there.

  2. These look great – my daughter needs Sweet Dreams and she is never sleepy EVER ! At 2 years old she can go all day and all night! UGHGH I will have to get this and see if she will get sleepy!

  3. One of my most favorites is I Love You Because. I have read it to my daughters every day since they were born.

  4. These sound like great titles to develop a child’s imagination and help them have good dreams during the night. They are also great small lessons of how to be a good person.

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