5 Favorite Goodnight Picture Books via Under God's Mighty Hand

5 Favorite Goodnight Picture Books

As I shared a few weeks ago, we end our day much like we start our day–with books!

If you missed that first post, click here to read about 5 of our favorite picture books to start our day. I mention in that post how much I love, love, love picture books and some of the benefits that spur from them, too.

Also similar to our mornings, my kids pull some of the same books from the shelf for our bedtime books, too.

5 Favorite Goodnight Picture Books via Under God's Mighty Hand

5 of Our Favorite Goodnight Picture Books

The books are generally for ages 1-7ish:

  • Good Morning, Good Night illustrated by Melanie Mitchell – I read this book every night to my son in his first year, then picked it up again when my daughter was born. Now, my son fell in love with it again and wants to read it every single day. It’s very sweet as a read aloud with a soothing rhythm, colorful illustrations, and good repetition.
  • Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton – All of Sandra Boynton’s books are fun and a bit silly, but this one is one of my favorites, too. Both the kids love to say certain parts when I pause for them to fill in, and it’s a great book for practicing whispering and loud voices! It’s a very sweet parent-to-child message, too.
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones – This children’s bible is seriously amazing. The illustrations are unique (and might take just a little getting used to) but they portray emotions on the character’s faces well. The biggest draw of this bible is that every story, even those in the Old Testament, are written to point to Christ and His love. The author rewrites these Bible stories in such a beautiful and brilliant way. My son actually reaches for this one often.
  • Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton – I really didn’t think we’d become such big fans of Boynton books, but the kids love listening to and reading these books! Pajama Time is another favorite. This book seriously halted my son’s protests against pajamas for weeks. It was awesome (while it worked)! We still enjoy reading this one at bedtime.
  • Mommy Hugs and Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben – Okay, so this is really two books in one, but these go together so well. I personally love, love reading these books every night! More animals, which we all love, and plenty of excuses to hug and kiss the babies before bed. What’s a momma, daddy, and kid not to love? These books help develop the skill of anticipating upcoming events, too (they know when we’re about to tickle)!

What are some of your favorite goodnight picture books? Share your recommendations in the comments!

This post was featured on the Weekly Kids Co-Op at JenniFischer’s blog! {Thank you, Jennifer!}

This post is also linked up with The Homeschool Village’s Ultimate Homeschool Link-UpHomeschool Creation’s Preschool and Kindergarten CornerTuesday Tots (at In Lieu of Preschool), UpsideDown Homeschooling’s Hearts for Home linkup, and the Weekly Kids Co-op at B-Inspired Mama.

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2 thoughts on “5 Favorite Goodnight Picture Books

    1. Caroline @UnderGod'sMightyHand

      We love “The Going to Bed Book,” too! It’s one of my personal favorites out of all of hers. Thank you SO much for featuring this post at The Weekly Kids Co-Op! I always look forward to checking out the ideas on that link-up.

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