13 amazing bedtime books for children

13 amazing bedtime books for children

Bedtime reading is probably
one of the happiest moments between parents and a child. It’s an opportunity to
take a step together into the exciting world of miracles and magic and also a
way to develop a taste for literature in early childhood.
We at Bright Side would like
to introduce you to 13 time-honored books that will definitely be loved by your
children. These books will also allow parents to return to their childhood for
a while!
Tove Jansson, The Moomins

Tove Jansson, The Moomins series

The collection of stories
about the Moomins is one you can take with you through your entire life. The
earlier your child meets this fantastic, wise, and cozy world, the easier it
will be to keep coming back to it later. Your kid will grow up with ’The
Moomins,’ who never seem to be too foolish or too naive.
Alan Alexander Milne,

Alan Alexander Milne, Winnie-The-Pooh

Alan Alexander Milne wrote a
story about a teddy bear for his son Christopher Robin, and he couldn’t have
imagined that one day the book would be famous all over the world. Even though it’s
about 100 years old, this story will never get old! Most children and adults
still absolutely love it.

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

This book has one truly
amazing feature; you will really enjoy reading this story with your child, but
both of you will see absolutely different things. Your child will be happy to
hear this wonderful story about incredible adventures. And for adults, too, it
will be a real eye-opener. How did it happen that we forgot how to fly? And is
it possible to feel as free as you’re a child again?

Astrid Lindgren, Pippi

Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

All people from 6 to 86 years
old will love this book! It’s full of real, invincible mischief that will make
you get lost in admiration. It’s a perfect mixture of optimism and joy, and it
will certainly give you and your child a lot of happy evenings.

Hans Christian Andersen, Fairy

Hans Christian Andersen, Fairy Tales

It’s hard to imagine a
childhood without children’s classics like ‘Thumbelina,’ ‘The Ugly Duckling,’
‘Snow Queen,’ and other amazing fairy tales by this Dutch writer. It’s a
special world where miracles and reality are so simple and naturally
intertwined that it’s almost impossible to see the boundaries. Not without
reason, love for Andersen’s fairy tales passes down through the ages.

Joel Harris, Uncle Remus: His
Songs and His Sayings

Joel Harris, Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

Children will love stories
about the adventures of crafty Br’er Rabbit, poor Br’er Fox and quick-witted
Br’er Terrapin. Parents will definitely like the incredibly wise uncle Remus,
from whom they can learn kindness and patience.
Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle

Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

It’s a completely different
fairy tale about exotic coasts and animals you haven’t even heard of, and about
the wild jungle and its inhabitants. The stories will take you and your child
far away to wonderful green places where wolves can become your friends and
wild cats just walk around by themselves.

Gianni Rodari, Fairy Tales
Over the Phone

Gianni Rodari, Fairy Tales Over the Phone

These stories by an Italian
writer are quite simple, but they have a very unique and magical impact on
kids. Tales about brats and fidgets and their adventures help develop
imaginations and are perfect for bedtime stories.

The Arabian Nights: Tales from
a Thousand and One Nights

The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights

This is a collection of Middle
Eastern and South Asian stories, including famous ones like ’Aladdin,’ ’Ali
Baba,’ and ’Sindbad the Sailor.’ This book will introduce the wonderful Eastern
world to children and make them fall in love with the unique Arab culture at an
early age.
Pamela Lyndon Travers, Mary

Pamela Lyndon Travers, Mary Poppins

This is another story kids
will definitely fall in love with at an early age, and they will be able to
reread it many times in the future. Later the book will become a priceless
reminder that it’s only us who create our own reality; that we can fill our
lives with miracles or not, depending on our choices.
Charles Perrault, Fairy Tales

Charles Perrault, Fairy Tales

These are the good
old-fashioned classics that we all love. ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Little Red Riding
Hood,’ ’Puss in Boots’ and many other amazing stories we adored as children
will also be a cup of tea for your kids. After all, real magic doesn’t get old
— it only becomes more powerful.
Michael Bond, A Bear Called

Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington

This story started at
Paddington Station in London. A little bear arrived from ’Darkest Peru’ and was
patiently waiting for someone to take him home. Luckily, he was found by one
lovely family who adopted him. This book is really adorable, and cute
Paddington will become a great friend for your family.
Mark Twain, The Adventures of
Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

This American boy is probably
one of the most unique and original characters of all world literature. Let
children have fun with him, seek treasure together, and be a pirate and a
rogue. He will teach them how to always be curious.

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.