Top Picks for Nighttime Stories


Are you looking for some bedtime stories that will make your child sleepy and ready for bed? Check out these two picture books listed below. A new book titled Wee Sister Strange written by Holly Grant and illustrated by K.G. Campbell is perfect for bedtime and the upcoming Halloween season. The second book, which can help both parent and child fall asleep is The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep. This book is also available on Audible!

Wee Sister Strange is a beautifully illustrated and written book about a character known as Wee Sister Strange. The girl, Wee Sister Strange is gloomy and has no parents. She climbs from her window every night and runs into the woods seeking something important. As she wanders the woods, she “talks to the owls in hoots and moons” and “charms a fierce bear while she rides on it’s back”. What is she seeking? She longs for a bedtime story to help her fall asleep! This poetic book is mystical and full of imagination and wonder. Wee Sister Strange can spark an interesting conversation about why the character seeks a bedtime story and how she feels. Is she sad, lonely or content in the woods? Discuss the animals she finds in the woods and how she interacts with them. As you are reading the book, discuss and define the different vocabulary words pertinent to the story such as “aglow”, “creeping”, peeps”, “inspects” and much more. Use these words in conversation so that your child will understand the meaning better.  This book is also perfect for the Halloween season!

Wee Sister Strange

 

The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep takes the reader through an adventure with Ellen the Elephant through a magical forest that leads to a night of deep relaxing sleep. On this magical adventure, the reader meets various characters that shape the story such as Snoring Sophie, Roger the Rabbit and Muddle Mouse. In the beginning of the book, the author gives specific instructions on how to read this book to achieve the greatest results of a good night sleep. The author instructs the reader to read the book themselves so they are familiar with the text. This familiarity can help the adult easily engage with their child when reading the story. When a word is in bold, the word such be emphasized and when the words are in italics, the words should be said in a soothing voice.  To see the full review, click here.

 

 

 

 

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