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Best Baby Bedtime Books

(According to my 8 month old)

With my eldest having next to no interest in books unless they feature Captain Underpants, and myself being a bookworm, I thought I would overload my baby girl’s shelves with books in the hopes that this one will be a reader! Mummy’s are allowed to do that right?

So from a pretty vast collection I have managed to narrow our bedtime books list to our favourite five:

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

This was a favourite from when I was a child, so naturally I got the board book version for my little girl. It may just be the sound effects I give to it but she always picks this one first.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Nearly every mum swears by the rhyming magic of Julia Donaldson, the Gruffalo is a classic and no doubt will be on my shelf until my kiddies are all grown up.

Guess How Much I love You by Sam McBratney

The soft illustrations and lovely story make this a great bed time story. My little one loves to be tucked up like the bunny in the book.

Ellie’s Magic Wellies by Amy Sparkes & Nick East

The bright colours probably don’t make this the best bed time book, but my baby loves it regardless of the time of day. Especially when the characters have to zoom about tidying up.

Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd

We love Lynley Dodd books in our household and the Slinky Malinki’s rather muted colour scheme and the night time mischief of a cheeky cat makes this a pretty good bed time book.


A thirty-ish lifestyle blogger, writer and book reviewer. Proud Ravenclaw and self-professed Japanophile with an unhealthy obsession for stationery.

3 thoughts on “Best Baby Bedtime Books

  1. I recently re-discovered ‘Rosie’s Walk’, a book from my childhood. It can be very nostalgic finding old children’s books! I’ve got a 6 month old so i’ll have to check some of these out…


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