Great New Bedtime Reads!

This fall, we have an all-star line up of great bedtime reads from award-winning authors and illustrators. Here are three that we are particularly excited about:

Before Morning

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Just this once, schedules are swept aside as a too busy world suddenly revels in the freedom and peace of the snow. The joy and wonder of a snowy day is brought to new life in this destined-to-be-a-classic picture book from Newbery Honor author, Joyce Sidman, and Caldecott winning artist, Beth Krommes.

In a starred review, The Horn Book says, “Throughout, Krommes’s illustrations do the narrative work, and a series of wordless spreads at book’s end provides a sweet balance to the front matter’s opening scenes, slowly easing the reader out of this mesmerizing book.”

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Henry & Leo

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Leo isn’t just a stuffed toy, he is Henry’s best friend and brother. But when the two are accidentally separated, no one in Henry’s family believes Leo is real enough to find his way home.  With beautiful mixed-media paintings, Caldecott Honor winning artist Pamela Zagarenski explores the transcendent nature of friendship and love.

In a starred review, The Horn Book says, “The interplay between what is real and what is imaginary—and Henry’s thoughts on the subject—will make this a fertile book for children and adults to discuss.”

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It Is Not Time for Sleeping

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A wholly charming bedtime story about a child with very specific ideas on the appropriate time for sleeping, in a pairing of two notable children’s book talents: Lisa Graff, author of Lost in the Sun and other popular middle-grade fiction, and Lauren Castillo, author-illustrator of Caldecott Honor book Nana in the City.

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Hooray for Today!













Another energetic and adorable book from Brian Won? Hooray! Hooray for Hooray for Today!! Parents will find similarities between their child and Owl, who is wide awake and ready to play: “Hooray for today! Would you like to play?” But everyone says, “Not now! I’m sleepy!”

This perfect follow-up to the critically acclaimed Hooray for Hat! celebrates playtime, friendship, and the reward in being patient.

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