The Best Bedtime Stories for 3- to 5-Year-Olds

by Dena McMurdie

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Bedtime is my favorite time of day, and not because my little noise-makers will soon be asleep. I love it because bedtime is when we do all our reading. Not only does it give us much needed bonding time, it also gives us the chance to learn new things and talk about the books we read.

Whether your kids need to unwind, bond, or have a few laughs before they start making Z’s, these titles are a great addition to their bedtime routine.

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in 2016 and updated in 2020.