Top 3 Best Baby Sleep Books

Sometimes, no matter how tired they are, babies and young children just don’t want to go to sleep. So, what’s the best solution? It varies between each child, but a good bet is to sit with them and read them a sweet bedtime story. To help you choose your next bedtime book for your baby, we’ve listed our top 3 best baby sleep books below.


Good Night, Sleep Tight

Written by Mem Fox, Illustrated by Judy Horacek

Good Night Sleep Tight Book

International best-selling children’s book author Mem Fox teams up with the amazingly talented illustrator Judy Horacek to create a wonderful bedtime story book to help your children drift off to the land of nod.

In this tale, Bonnie and Ben are reluctant to fall asleep but their babysitter is persistent in reciting nursery rhyme after nursery rhyme until they finally fall asleep and dream sweetly through the night. Nursery rhymes in this book include “This Little Piggy”, “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” and “Round and Round the Garden”.

The repetition and rhyme sequences Mem Fox adds to this book makes it much easier for young children to learn and understand, helping them on their way to becoming avid readers.


Goodnight Moon

Written by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Clement Hurd

Good Night Moon Book

Goodnight Moon is a classic children’s storybook that is beautifully written and illustrated. The book follows the bedtime routine of a baby rabbit as he sits in bed saying goodnight to everything he sees, before eventually drifting off to sleep.

The realistic, recognisable items in this book make it easy for children to relate to the little bunny, making them more receptive to getting into a bedtime routine. The beautiful colours in the book are a wonderful addition and are visually appealing to both children and adults.


I Love You Now and Forever

Written by Dawn Casey, Illustrated by Russell Julian

I Love You Now and Forever Book

The gorgeous illustrations in this book are as touching as the words of the story itself. Dawn Casey and Russell Julian have created a wonderful children’s bedtime story book that will be a favourite for generations to come.

“I love you as sure as the strong oak stands, as unshakeable as the unquakeable great mountain… I love you this day and every day.”

Children will learn about all different types of love as they’re taken on a heart-warming journey before they nod happily off to sleep.

Honourable mentions go to Goodnight My Love by Sandra Magsamen and Time for Bed by Mem Fox (illustrated by Jane Dyer). Any of the books mentioned in this article are great learning and sleeping tools for your little ones.

Sleep Sweet and Sleep Deep with these wonderful stories.

Read our bedtime tips for parents with more than one child.