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Orgel, Doris//Storm, Theodor
Little John constantly wants to be rocked to sleep in his bed. When his mother falls asleep and can no longer trundle the bed, the moon befriends Little John and takes him on a journey.

Ormerod, Jan
A little girl has bad dreams and wants to be near her mom and dad to feel secure. When they try to put her to sleep, the parents get more and more sleepy.

Ormerod, Jan
Polly wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to play with her pillow. Polly and her pillow play and dance with other pillows in the house and then a pillow fight breaks out. Polly's feelings get hurt, but the other pillows make sure she is okay.

Patron, Susan
Billy Que learns an important lesson from the dustbobbin under his bed. Billy learns to think before he speaks.

Paul, Ann Whitford
A little girl packs her bag full of things she will need for an overnight at her grandparents. She brings, snacks, toys, clothes, a toothbrush, and many other things A through Z. She does forget one very important thing, her pajamas. She borrows some from her grandfather and says I love you!

Pearson, Tracey Campbell
A howling dog howls and barks all night until the entire town is awake. The howling dog is no longer lonely, so she stops howling and barking. The town goes back to sleep and so does the howling dog.

Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse
This story is a bedtime chant about a little boy who is too excited to sleep. His grandfather tells him to clean the house, get ready for bed, drink some milk, rock on his lap, listen to stories and finally kiss him goodnight.

Piers, Helen
A donkey is tired and wants to go to sleep but he finds a pig inside his stable. The pig says that he is there because there is someone in his pigsty. The donkey goes to the pigsty and finds the dog there. The dog is in the pigsty because the hen is in his basket. A mouse is in the henhouse because a beetle is sitting in his mousehole. Does the donkey ever get to sleep?

Polacco, Patricia
When a little girls meets a ghost which turns out to be a girl that is hiding in the cellar with the rest of her family from the Nazi's. They form a friendship that is strong. But the friendship is broken up by the sudden movement of her and her family. But butterflies show that everything is fine even though they are apart.

Pomerantz, Charlotte
It is Posy's bedtime and she asks for her father to tell her stories about when she was little. He tells her four separate stories and they discuss their memories.

Powell, Polly
The apple family finish their dinner and desert, but Pasty wasn't quite full yet. Pasty wants that last piece of cake. Her mom tells her that she can not eat it. That piece of cake is on Pasty's mind all night long. After everyone was asleep, Pasty goes downstairs to get the cake. Pasty's journey to the cake provides her with obstacles of the mind.

Rathmann, Peggy
When dad yells 10 minutes till bedtime, the hamster parade shows up to take you on a tour to get ready for bed. From the kitchen to the bath and the bedroom the hamsters help along each step of the way to make getting ready for bed fun.

Rathmann, Peggy
A zookeeper's keys are taken by a gorilla, who sets all of the animals free. The animals follow the zookeeper home, and his wife returns them to the zoo.

Reid, Barbara
Two sisters leave their friends to go to a family birthday party. When the girls get to the party, they play games with lots of children and eat lots of good food and birthday cake. They have so much fun at the party that they don't want to leave!

Reiser, Lynn
A young girl does four different things with three generations of her family. With her great grandmother, grandmother, and mother, she makes cherry pies, flower wreaths, and quilts. They also sing a lullaby. Each person does the same thing, but each of their products are different.

Roberts, Brenda C.
One night Miz Mozetta decided that she felt like dancing. Her friends outside made excuses not to dance and the children across the street would not let her. Miz Mozetta sulks to her room, but soon enough her friends and the children show up in her memories ready to dance the jitterbug all night long.

Robertson, M.P.
George finds what he thinks to be a giant chicken egg. However, when it hatches, a dragon comes out. He cares for it and teaches it necessary skills but the dragon longs to be with his family. Before going to his home with the other dragons, the dragon takes George for an adventure and thanks him for his kindness and caring.

Rockwell, Anne
It's been a terrible day and nothing has gone this young child's way. Fortunately, Mom knows just what to do and reads a bedtime story which helps the young boy fall asleep.

Rogers, Paul
Lucy falls asleep listening to the sounds of the night. Lucy was thinking about the arrival of her Grandma the next day. When Lucy wakes up, she finds herself in another world. Her house ia now located on an island. Throughout the day Lucy explores the atmosphere on the island.

Roth, Susan//Phang, Ruth
Right before bedtime, a little girl asks her grandma to tell her stories about her quilt.

Rydell, Katy
A child is having a hard time going to sleep. The wind must convince all of the night creatures to go to sleep. The moon is loud and eventually stops glowing. It begins to rain and finally it is time to rest.

Salt, Jane//Hawksley, Gereard
A baby has many new things to see and touch at the supermarket. At home, it is time to unload the groceries and make dinner.

Schotter, Roni
Bob is a young boy who uses his imagination to turn his daily bath into an amazing adventure in which he encounters boats, sea creatures, and a water fall. When his bath is over, the brave Captain Bob drains the ocean and gets ready for bed.

Schuh, Mari
Lee sets an example for other children like him by describing how to properly brush his teeth in order to get rid of food and plaque that could build up and cause cavities. Every morning and night, Lee uses his own toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste to clean his teeth, gums, and tongue. After brushing, Lee makes sure to rinse with water in order to maintain a healthy smile. Lee also uses a new toothbrush every few months so his teeth get brushed well. Everyone should try to be more like Lee when brushing their teeth!

Schwartz, Amy
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a newborn baby?Listen to the thoughts of this baby as he talks about all the different places he likes to go. Where does he like to sleep?

Seibold, J. Otto
In the wild and colorful dreams of a young penguin, the adventure unfolds. In his dreams Chongo-Chingi and his friend Icicle-Barnicle fly with airplanes and geese and see many wacky scenes.

Sendak, Maurice
Max gets sent to his room without dinner. There he dreams about a new world of his own where he sails to an island and becomes the king of all the beasts. After all of his fun frolicking with the beasts, he comes home where a hot meal is waiting for him.

Seuss, Dr.
A day in the life of a young kid who decides he will sleep all day long. His parents and friends try to wake him up, but the boy refuses.

Seuss, Dr.
This book encourages children to fall asleep. It describes how everyone else is sleeping and that the reader should sleep too.

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
Nicholas Joe refuses to go to bed. Instead he visits parents and children all over the United States, putting them to bed, and listening to their bedtime excuses.

Shulevitz, Uri
At nighttime, a grandfather and his grandson are asleep under a tree. Soon, the animals, the grandfather and the grandson begin to awaken - it is dawn!

Simon, Norma
Three children and their families get ready for a busy work and school day. See how all three families spend their time during the week.

Skofield, James
A little boy is awakened by the sounds of the night. He goes outside with his parents and enjoys the night by dancing with nature until he gets tired and goes back to bed.

Slate, Joseph
Old Cassie lives on a floating raft. One night, she tries to quiet the fears of her animal friends, by singing a lullaby near the pond.

Smith, Stacy
A little boy goes to sleep one night without brushing his teeth, and then he hears a song coming from his bathroom. When he goes to investigate the noise, he finds his toothbrush singing and dancing about why it is so important to brush his teeth every morning and night. Scared that he will develop cavities (or even worse, that his teeth might fall out), the little boy brushes his teeth well and continues to do so every day in order to keep a healthy smile!

Spinelli, Eileen
Mama tells her child about all the things they will do together when she gets home from work. For example, they will share many activities together leading up to bedtime where mama will read a story, sing lullabies, and finally, tuck her child into bed.

Spinelli, Eileen
A young boy points out various places to go and different things to look at -- all with a special color.

Spohn, David
Nate, Matt, and their dad go camping. The three enjoy the stars and each other's company. They stoke the fire and settle down for the chilly night.

Stanley, Diane
The town sheriff adopts eight orphans to save them from the mean Ms. Stump, but there are a few problems. Pa is not too good at cooking and his cleaning is quite shabby. The orphans one wish is for him to get married. One of the orphans, Sweetness, believes a letter that arrived in the mail is the answer.

Stevenson, James
Mary Ann and Louie's grandpa tell them a scarey story. Later one night, they run to tell him that something is under their bed. The grandpa shares another story about when he was young and what he would do when he was scared at bedtime.

Stolz, Mary
On the night of a big storm, Thomas is a little afraid, so his grandfather tells him a story about how he overcame his fear when he was a young boy. Thomas is no longer afraid, so he can go to sleep.

Szaj, Kathleen
Katie hates goodbyes!She would rather sing at the top of her lungs, yell at her teddy bear or wiggle her loose teeth than tell her loved ones goodbye. Her family helps her cope with goodbyes, then very soon she will be saying hellos.

Tafuri, Nancy
After reading a book on jungle animals, a little boy falls asleep and dreams of the animals he read about.

Tangvald, Christine
Do you know how many types of hugs there are? Look and learn how hugs are imporatant everywhere and everyday.

Thomas, Shelley Moore
As nighttime falls, bedtime is right around the corner. A soothing lullaby sets the mood for sleep, through a warm stanza repetition. A glowing fireplace, shining stars, and yawning baby signal a farewell to daylight.

Torrey, Richard
Why do feet stink? Why can't I play with you? Why are there so many numbers? Why? Why? Why? This young boy is inquisitive and loves to wonder. That's why.

Turner, Ann
Sarah cannot fall asleep because she is worried about what her life will be like when her family moves to their new house. Sarah's mother comes to her room to comfort and reassure her.

Udry, Janice May
A group of children, who call themselves the moon jumpers, love to play outside at night under the moon. They dance, play tag, make a camp and pretend they are on an island. When their mother calls them in to go to sleep, they dream of tomorrow's sun.

Unknown Author
Following a series of questions, the narrator provides a detailed description of proper oral hygiene. These recommended dental health behaviors include brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day. If done properly, patients will maintain a healthy smile!

Van Leeuwen, Jean
Amanda and Lollipop are best friends. Lollipop is very shy and will only speak to Amanda. The two friends share secrets, dolls, and their childhood. Amanda and Lollipop have very different personalities that compliment each other. Amanda is very vocal and excited, whereas Lollipop is very shy and quiet.