We’re Jammin’: 8 Playful Picture Books About Pajamas

by Devon A. Corneal

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As I write this, I’m wearing my favorite pajamas. They are old-fashioned men’s PJs with dark blue piping and a pocket. I’ve never used the pocket, but it adds a certain flair to my nighttime attire. If it were up to me, I’d stay in my pajamas all day long, wrapped up in a blanket with a good book. When that isn’t possible, I do the next best thing and read stories about pajamas with my kid. This isn’t as hard as it sounds since pajamas is a funny word and children’s book authors find all sorts of ways to put people and animals in them. Here are just a few of the fantastic options for bedtime tonight.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2016 and updated in 2021.