Bedtime stories are an integral part of childhood, and they’re one of the main reasons parents love reading to their kids so much. But with so many options out there, where do you start? And what type of books are best for your little one? Fortunately, this blog on the best bedtime stories has everything you need to know about choosing and reading the perfect book at bedtime.

Our top 5 recommendations

1. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

4. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

5. Corduroy by Don Freeman 

 

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss | Make My Kid Star

The Cat in the Hat is a great bedtime story for kids of all ages. It's funny, it's easy to read, and it has a moral at the end. Plus, it's one of those stories that you can read over and over again and never get tired of. If you're looking for a bedtime story that your kids will love, look no further than The Cat in the Hat. There are plenty more where that came from.

 

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 

This classic kids bedtime story is about a bunny saying goodnight to everything in his room. The simple, repetitive text is perfect for young children, and the calming illustrations make it a perfect bedtime story. Plus, the book includes a fun activity at the end – finding all the hidden objects in the illustrations. The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss : In this sweet, heartwarming tale of planting a carrot seed even when you’re told it won’t grow, kids will learn an important lesson: don’t be discouraged by failure because if you try again, you might succeed.


 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle | Make My Kid Star

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a kids bedtime story about a caterpillar who eats his way through everything. The story has been translated into more than 50 languages and has sold more than 41 million copies worldwide. This classic tale is perfect for parents and kids ages 4-11. It tells the story of a young caterpillar that lives in an apple tree, but every time he starts to pupate, he gets too hungry to stop eating. He eats until there are no leaves left on the tree, then starts on all the fruit below it, followed by all the leaves from other trees around him. He moves across the countryside devouring as much as he can find and finally settles down in a cocoon near a cherry tree so that he can turn into a butterfly.

 

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey 

This book is a classic kids bedtime story about a mother duck who leads her eight ducklings on a journey through the city of Boston. The story follows their adventures as they cross busy streets, dodge cars, and make their way to the safety of the Charles River. The illustrations in this book are beautiful and capture the imagination of young readers. This is a great story for parents and kids to read together before bed.

 

Corduroy by Don Freeman 

A young boy named Lisa finds a bear named Corduroy at a department store and decides to take him home. But when she can't find her mom's wallet, she has to put him back. The next day, she comes back with the money and takes him home. Her mom sews up his broken arm and he sleeps in Lisa's room from then on. When she wakes up one morning and finds that Corduroy is gone, they look all over the house before finally finding him under a pile of dirty clothes. Lisa realizes that her mom was washing his clothes while he was asleep and resolves to teach him how to do it himself so he won't be sad if she ever goes away again.

- check out our other best bedtime stories for kids aged 4-11