Kindergarten

Books for the Library Corner

Asleep, Asleep
by Mirra Ginsburg
Greenwillow 1992 (24p)
A mother helps her child fall asleep.
K Is for Kiss Goodnight: A Bedtime Alphabet
by Jill Sardegna
(Multicultural)
Doubleday 1994 (32p)
Letters of the alphabet present a child's bedtime rituals.
Goodnight, Gorilla
by Peggy Rathman
Putnam 1994 (32p)
Zoo animals follow the unsuspecting zookeeper home one night.
Moonlight
by Jan Ormerod
Lothrop 1982 (24p)
A girl's parents get sleepy as they try to put their daughter to bed.
Light
by Donald Crews
Greenwillow 1981 (32p)
A visual presentation of the types of light that shine in the night sky.
Sleepy Kittens
by Jill and Martin Leman
Tambourine 1993
Three kittens sleep everywhere but in their own bed.
The Midnight Circus
by Peter Collington
Knopf 1992 (32p)
A boy dreams he is the star of a circus.
Shhhh
by Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow 1989 (24p)
A girl wakes up her sleeping family.

Books for Teacher Read Aloud

Aunt Nina, Good Night
by Franz Brandenberg
Greenwillow 1989 (32p)
Aunt Nina invites her nieces and nephews to spend the night.
Moondance
by Frank Asch
Scholastic 1993 (32p)
Bear's wish to dance with the moon finally comes true.
Darkness and the Butterfly
by Ann Grifalconi
(Multicultural)
Little 1987 (32p)
A small African girl is afraid of the dark.
Cat, Mouse and Moon
by Roxanne Dyer Powell
Houghton 1994 (32p)
A cat stalks a mouse in the moonlight.
Coyote Places the Stars
by Harriet Peck Taylor
Bradbury 1993 (24p)
Coyote arranges the stars in the shapes of his friends.
Dreams
by Ezra Jack Keats
(Multicultural)
Macmillan 1974 (32p) also paper
When Roberto can't sleep he watches a cat play in the night.
The Big Big Sea
by Martin Waddell
Candlewick 1994 (32p)
A child and her mother take a moonlit walk along the beach one night.
Half a Moon and One Whole Star
by Crescent Dragonwagon
(Multicultural)
Macmillan 1986 (32p) Aladdin 1990 paper
As Susan sleeps, nighttime comes to life around her.
How Many Stars in the Sky?
by Lenny Holt
(Multicultural)
Tambourine 1991 (32p)
A father and son count the stars in the sky when they can't sleep.
Night is Coming
by W. Nikola-Lisa
Dutton 1991 (32p)
A grandfather and granddaughter quietly watch night descend on their farm.
The Night Ones
by Patricia Grossman
(Social Studies)
Harcourt 1991 (32p)
A bus carries four people to their nighttime jobs in the city.
Northern Lullaby
by Nancy White Carlstrom
(Multicultural)
Philomel 1992 (24p)
An Alaskan child says goodnight to the inhabitants of the natural world around him.
One Snowy Night
by Nick Butterworth
Little 1989 (24p)
Percy, a park keeper, shares his home with many animals on a snowy night.
Peeping and Sleeping
by Fran Manushkin
(Multicultural)
Clarion 1994 (32p)
Barry's father takes him out one night to see what is making a peeping sound.
Still as a Star: A Book of Nighttime Poems
selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Little 1989 (32p)
Fourteen poems about nighttime by well-known authors.
Bedtime for Frances
by Russell Hoban
Harper 1960 (32p) also paper
Frances the badger finds innumerable ways to put off going to bed.
All Night Near the Water
by Jim Arnosky
(Science)
Putnam 1994 (32p)
Twelve newly hatched ducklings spend their first night on the lake with their mother.
When Sheep Cannot Sleep
by Satoshi Kitamura
Farrar 1986 (32p) also paper
A sleepless sheep takes a walk in the night.
Available in Spanish as Cuando los borregos no pueden dormir.

Books for Shared Reading

City Night
by Eve Rice
Greenwillow 1987 (24p)
Images and sounds of a city at night.
Do Not Disturb
by Nancy Tafuri
Greenwillow 1987 (32p)
Nighttime sounds keep a family on a camping trip from sleeping.
Going to Sleep on the Farm
by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Dial 1992 (24p)
A father tells his son how animals go to sleep on a farm.
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
Harper 1947 (32p) also paper
A bunny says goodnight to all of the objects in his room. Available in Spanish as Buenas Noches Luna.
In the Still of the Night
by Jennifer Selby
Simon 1994 (24p)
A rowdy rooster wakes other animals and they all disturb the quiet night.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
by Iza Trapani
Whispering Coyote Press 1994 (32p)
A girl wishes upon a star in this extended version of the classic bedtime rhyme.
Midnight Pillow Fight
by Jan Omerod
Candlewick 1993 (24p)
Late one night Molly awakes and plays with pillows all around the house.
Sleepy ABC
by Margaret Wise Brown
Harper 1994 (32p)
Rhymes illustrate bedtime scenes for each letter of the alphabet.
Ten Sleepy Sheep
by Holly Keller
(Math)
Greenwillow 1983 (32p)
A boy tries to count sheep to fall asleep, but their noise keeps him awake.
Night Rabbits
by Monica Wellington
Dutton 1995 (32p)
Two rabbits have a series of nighttime adventures.
This is the Bear and the Scary Night
by Sarah Hayes
Little 1992 (24p)
A stuffed bear left in the park spends a scary night alone.
Time for Bed
by Mem Fox
Harcourt 1993 (32p)
Animals and humans get their children ready for bed.