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Cross, Verda
Great Grandma tells her grandchildren of threshing day. It is a day in late June when the wheat is harvested. The men harvest the wheat while the women cook a hearty meal. This was always an exciting day for grandma and her brother. Threshing day was a day she will never forget.

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.

Gaffney, Timothy R.
A young boy's grandfather sparks his imagination by telling him bedtime stories about what it is like to be an astronaut and travel to the moon.

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.

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.

Gay, Marie-Louise
Sam and Stella lay down to go to sleep, but Sam can't fall asleep without his dog Fred. Stella gets up to help him find his dog. They look everywhere before giving up and going back to bed. They find Fred asleep in Sam's 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.

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.

Bunting, Eve
A young boy wakes up around midnight to no electricity, scary sounds, and the howling wind. He gets really scared, but his parents comfort him.

Munsch, Robert
Any stays up too late watching television and does not make it to breakfast with her family. They decide to take Amy to school in her bed because she was going to be late. At school the principal tries to wake her up but she keeps sleeping. Her teacher covers reading, math, and art, and her friends go to the gym, recess, and lunch-- all while Amy sleeps!The next day, Amy's habit is hilariously contagious!

Wiesner, David
After falling asleep with a book, a boy dreams of a magical adventure. He travels to a kingdom, a forest, and a city where he meets animals and many characters. (A Wordless Book)

Bourgeois, Paulette
Franklin and Bear are excited for their first sleepover at Franklin's house. It's fun to play games, have a campfire, and campout in the livingroom with your friend. However, when it's time to go to bed, Bear and Franklin realize how scary sleepovers can be.

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.

Christelow, Eileen
Five little monkey experience the consequences of jumping on the bed because their mama called the doctor and the doctor said, No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

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

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.

Yeo, Yumi
Yungsu's family moves from Korea to America. When Yungsu goes into his new town and sees children playing, he missed his friends from Korea. Yungsu tells his mother that he wants to go back to Korea, but his father explains that their life will be better in America.

Blackall, Sophie
A farmhouse where twelve children grow up holds evidence of their stories long after they are gone.

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.

Cole, Brock
Three sisters go to stay at their grandma's house. They ask to do things, but their grandma won't let them do anything but eat dinner and go to bed. She is too worried about all the horrible things outside. While the girls are dreaming, they end up in their grandma's horrible dream. The only way they can change it is to dream of their own good dreams. When their grandma wakes up, she is happy because of the good dream she had, since it was the same as her grandchildren.

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!

Willis, Jeanne
Alien Professor Xargle explains what human babies or earthlets are to the rest of his alien friends. They learn about feeding, bathing, bedtime, and crying from the alien perspective.

Zolotow, Charlotte
A sister tells her younger brother all the different things that she will do for him. She will bring him things that will apply to his five senses. Most of all, she brings her brother her love and attention.

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.

DK Publishing
Do you wear a winter coat to the pool? No, you wear a winter coat in the snow! This book asks and answers silly yet important questions for children.

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!

Colman, Penny
Ever since they moved into their new house, Susan and Alex are scared to sleep in their own rooms. Alex is scared of his dark closet, and Susan is fearful of the noises that go bump in the night. Each uses their imagination and creative minds to solve their problems.

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.

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.

Loomis, Christine
Little rabbits acting as cowboys spend their day playing, eating, swimming, and having fun. When they grow tired, their parents put them to bed.

Banks, Kate
A tiger is afraid to close his eyes and go to sleep because of the darkness. His mom tells him all the things he can see in his sleep and assures him she will protect him.

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.

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.

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.

Waddell, Martin
When bedtime comes, Little Bear is afraid of the dark until Big Bear brings him light and love.

Fernandes, Eugenie
A playful little mouse races out of the house to play on the farm. He comes across many different animals out on the farm. The animals talk in their animal sounds. At the end of a busy day of play, he returns home to go to sleep.

Brown, Margaret Wise
A small rabbit is getting ready to go to bed. He says goodnight to everything he can see. Each page grows darker and darker until the rabbit falls asleep. (Written in Spanish)

Appelt, Kathi
Baby Bubba and his puppy Beau love going for truck rides with Big Bubba. After a long day they return home, but still are not ready for bed. When they drive around at night they finally fall asleep in the truck after seeing the Feed & Seed Store, the ice cream store, and the fruit and vegetable stand.

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!

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!

Allen, Debbie
Twelve brothers magically disappear every night even though their door is locked. Their father hires a housekeeper to figure out the mystery of his boys. She learns to listen, which turns out to be more powerful than simply solving a mystery.

Baker, Ken
Little monster is unable to fall asleep, fearing little girls and boys hiding in his room. Overcoming his fears, little monster scares the girls and boys away and eventually goes to sleep peacefully.

Chall, Marsha Wilson
Jean Claude is going to boarding school, but no dogs are allowed at La School d'Excellence. Poor Bonaparte must find a way to be with Jean Claude!

Marurel, Claire
Things aren't always what they seem. The villagers keep talking about a big, bad wolf and describe him. Their details are accurate, but skewed a little. The wolf has a family just like them and kisses his children good night after a run in the forest.

Child, Lauren
Herb loves being read storybooks by his mother, as long as she takes the books out of his room when she is done. Tonight though, his mother gets distracted and forgets the book. As Herb is just about to fall asleep, two wolves jump out of the book with the intention of eating him. Herb must now find a way to keep them from eating him. With the help of a fairy godmother (from another book!), Herb escapes the hungry wolves.

Blaustein, Muriel
Zachary is a young tiger cub who simply refuses to go to bed. One night, his parents decide to teach him a lesson and let Zachary be the parent-an he learns a lesson!

Burnell, Heather
A little boy doesn't want to go to bed. He whines. He cries. He throws a tantrum. He begins to grow a tail. What? A tail? It's true! This little boy is not only acting like a monster, he turns into one! He growls a scary growl. He grows long hair and sharp claws. But, his parents know what to do. They calmly cuddle, rock, and sing to him. Here is a monster you might actually want to snuggle with as bedtime draws near.

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.

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.