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Lindbergh, Reeve
When you get into your bed at night, there are many other creatures also getting into their beds called nests. Enjoy learning about the world we all share.

Lillie, Patricia
All of the animals must sound at once before the farmer will get out of bed.

Lewison, Wendy C.
A father and his son are playing on the floor. The son asks how each farm animal sleeps, so the father describes each animal's sleep patterns in a quiet, gentle rhythm to the boy.

Lenski, Lois
Cowboy Small takes care of his horse Cactus and rides him around the ranch. He does jobs like fixing the fence and rounding up the cows.

Lawrence, Michael
Baby loves so many things, including Mommy and Daddy, slippers, food, rain, and bathtime. Each thing is loved more than the last. But Mommy and Daddy love baby more than anything in the world.

Lasky, Kathryn
A boy named Marvin leaves his family during the flu epidemic. He goes to a lumberjack camp in northern Minnesota and works and learns French while making some interesting friends. Marvin learns to ski, dance, and do the bookkeeping as a lumberjack.

Lainez, Rene Colato
The Tooth Fairy and El Raton Perez see their signal for a new tooth. When they get to the house, they meet each other for the first time. They start fighting over whose tooth it is which causes the tooth to fly across the room. The tooth lands in the bookshelf. El Raton Perez can't climb up and the Tooth Fairy can't fit in small places. They decide to work together and share the tooth.

Kurtz, Jane
A young boy moves to America from Ghana. He is worried about forgetting his past. Thanks to his mother, he is able to go back to the world he once knew.

Kudler, David
Saohiko, Kenji, and their mother take a trip into town, to the market to sell their crafts and goods. They come across the famous Shrine of the Seven Gods of Luck.

Kroll, Virginia
Jamila has the important responsibility of watching her little sister when their mom goes to work. While trying to ignore unfamiliar creepy sounds, Jamila comforts her sister and herself by recalling their grandmother's stories about their native homeland, Africa.

Krauss, Ruth
As a young boy drifts off to sleep with his teddy bear, his dog jumps up, takes it, and runs away. The boy follows the dog through a series of scenes involving bears with simple rhyming text. At last the dog retrieves the bear. The boy, the bear, and the dog happily retreat to bed. Was it a dream or was it reality? Decide for yourself.

Koller, Jackie French
Howard is afraid to sleep in his new room. He is constantly calling out for his mommy, because he thinks he hears a monster under his bed. When Howard meets the little monster under his bed (who is really afraid of the boy above his bed), Howard is no longer afraid.

Koller, Jackie French
When one monkey too many jumps on a bike, trouble is right around the corner. Only two monkeys on the golf cart at once!Add three more monkeys and disaster strikes. These monkeys need help at a restaurant, going to bed, and illustrating this book!

Knutson, Kimberly
Two young children become bed bouncers in a fantasy through the sky. They see the moon, the stars, and friends from other lands. The kids return home to wait for their next bed bouncing adventure.

King, Christopher
The vegetables are going to bed. Lettuce, peas, carrots, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, and corn are tucked in for the night. When the sun goes down, it is bedtime for the vegetables and also for you!

Khalsa, Dayal Kaur
A young girl will not go to sleep. She knows that people sleep other places and proceeds to go through them all. By the time she finishes, she is asleep herself.

Kellogg, Steven
As it gets close to bedtime, a brother and sister gather up their animal friends and go on an adventure because they do not want to go to sleep. They go hunting for more friends and fun and travel through woods and across an ocean. As the children and animals get sleepy, they return home to take a bath, brush their teeth, and put on their pajamas. The words of the story are set to the classic children's tune A-Hunting we will go.

Kelley, True
Jess is excited to have the chicken pox because she gets to miss school. Unfortunately, this happiness quickly ends when she realizes it isn't fun to be stuck home without your friends.

Jones, Jill
Luke refuses to brush his teeth despite his Mom's warnings about sugar bugs coming to eat his teeth. That night, Luke has a dream that his teeth try to find another mouth to live in because they are tired of being dirty with food stuck between them. In a startling end, Luke wakes from his dream and quickly goes to brush his teeth, promising that he will brush at least twice a day in order to maintain a healthy smile and happy teeth!

Jonell, Lynne//Mathers, Petra
Christopher is tired of his mommy telling him what to do. Christopher tells his mommy to go away. Suddenly, mommy shrinks to the size of a toy and he sends her away on a toy boat in his bathtub. After Mommy's scary adventure, she realizes that it is rough being little.

Johnston, Tony
A little rabbit can't fall asleep because he is afraid of the dark. But his grandfather helps him get over his fear by appreciating the moon, stars, and crickets of the night. He is no longer afraid.

Johnson, Crockett
A little boy named Harold decides he wants to take us through the ABCs. He uses everyday events, materials, and ideas to take us from A to Z.

Johnson, Angela
A little girl looks up to her older sister Kyla. Anything Kyla does, her little sister mimics. Her adoration for her sister is evident from waking up to bedtime.

Jeffers, Susan
A small girl is having trouble sleeping during the night. Her mother comes into her room and begins to tell her about the horses that she can have when she wakes up.

Jarrell, Randall
David's dreams take him to visit an owl. The owl tells a bedtime story of a mother and her owlets. When David wakes the next morning, his mother greets him in much the same way as the mother owl did with her owlets.

James, Betsy
Marie is afraid of the dark while she is sleeping over at her grandparent's house. Her grandpa gives her a flashlight to become familiar with her surroundings and to overcome her fear.

Hutchins, Pat
An owl tries to sleep during the day, but all the noisy animals keep him awake. At night when the animals are fast asleep, the owl is noisy and wakes them up.

Hughes, Shirley
More than twenty rhymes tell about the daily life and activities of a young girl named Annie Rose. The playful poems cover several topics including animals, people, seasons, routines and adventures that children love.

Howe, James
A young girl finds her own spirituality while observing the differing social customs of her Jewish and Christian relatives following her grandfather's sudden death. She interacts with her family to remember her grandfather in special ways at home, at church, and before bed.

Holman, Sandy Lynne
Montsho struggles with the dark color of his skin. Everything around him that is black is considered bad. Thankfully, Muntsho's grandfather teaches him to appreciate his black skin by telling him stories about his African heritage.

Hoellworth, Cathryn Clinton
Tucker is unable to fall asleep at night until his mom helps him scare away the underbed that Tucker says is living under his bed.

Hoberman, Mary Ann
Travel beyond the waterspout -- out into the garden, pond, brook, shoe store, and even the park with this determined spring-loving spider. Sing the all-time classic tune or just read with rhythm!This book will catch you in its colorful web and keep you on your toes as you advance beyond the traditional limits.

Hoban, Russell
It's France's bedtime but she isn't very tired, so she makes up an alphabet song, imagines a tiger, sees a giant, and learns that the wind has a job before she falls asleep.

Hoban, Lillian
Arthur longs to be his pen pal's big brother, so they can wrestle and do karate. He does not like having to jump rope with his little sister. But one day, he learns something very surprising about his pen pal.

Hines, Anna Grossnickle
A little boy and his dad go to the grocery store to get food for dinner. They decide to make spaghetti, so they buy noodles and sauce. When they get home, he helps his mom make dinner and then they eat. After they do the dishes, it is bedtime so his dad carries him to bed.

Himmelman, John
The Badger Scouts are ready for bed, but when their counselor turns out the light strange things begin to happen. The boys think that they hear and see all sorts of monsters. After getting flashlights, glasses of water, and a last trip to the bathroom, the boys are really ready for bed.

Hest, Amy
On a dark and stormy night, Sam's mother puts him to bed in their cozy little house. After a bedtime story and a glass of warm milk, Sam needs a kiss goodnight.

Henkes, Kevin
Wendell visits his friend Sophie and her family for a weekend. He spends most of his time terrorizing Sophie. She wants him to leave but by the end she finds that a weekend with him was not all that bad.

Henkes, Kevin
A young mouse named Wemberky worries about everything. Now she faces her biggest worry, the first day of school. Find out what Wemberly will do with so many worries to worry about!

Heine, Helme
All you have to do is yawn and your sleep adventures will follow.

Hagen, Jeff
A young boy awakens on a cold winter night to the sound of a passenger train roaring past his grandparent's farm. What do you know about the train Hiawatha?

Guettier, Benedicte
A devoted father works hard to take care of his ten children day and night. He decides to get away and sail around the world, until he realizes something is missing and returns home.

Grimes, Nikki
A young couple welcomes a new baby to the world, and introduces the baby to the wonders of nature: the rainbow, birds, grass and sunlight. The new baby is also introduced to caring relationships and love- and the pictures illustrate the miracle of it all.

Grimes, Nikki
Xavier feels sad, angry, and jealous towards his new step brother, Chris. Xavier soon realizes that Chris is coping with loneliness and resentment too. The pain over losing a parent to divorce forms a special band between Xavier and Chris so they promise each other, that no one will ever leave. Through short vignettes, the story ends with Our family is a song we sing, and we can add new notes anytime we like.

Grifalconi, Ann
Jimmy's dad talks about keeping up with the rhythm of the city, but Jimmy doesn't understand what his dad means until the end of the summer when Jimmy makes the city rhythms his own.

Gosselin, Kim
Halloween is quickly approaching. Sarah is feeling sad because she knows that she cannot eat as many sweets as her friends. This is because Sarah has diabetes. Sarah and her mother eventually learn that Halloween is not all about candy; it's about having fun.

Girard, Linda Walvoord
The development of a growing baby is shown sleeping and moving. Body parts and special sounds develop from the inside environment of the mother's tummy until a new day when the baby is born. A nurse and doctors are there with the baby's parents in the hospital when the baby is born.

Ginsburg, Mirra
Everyone and everything sleeps. Sometimes children must be reminded of this so they can fall back to sleep like the boy in the story.

Gilmore, Rachna
Today is a new day. What a glow! Gita is excited about Divali. The festival of lights and time to celebrate with family. There are things to prepare for the fathering of friends. And time passes just like day and night. Gita wonders no more with laughter.

Gervais, Benadette//Pittau, Francisco
Phil dreams of walking on a tightrope. He practices on the edge of his bed and on the clothesline. Phil walks a tightrope that takes him over fields, past Louises's house, past the city, out to the sea, into the mountains, and back home just in time for bed.