Story time is a huge part of our bedtime routine. It was something we used to do together with big J and now little J too. Once little J has had his bath and is in his PJ's we climb into bed with him, snuggle under the duvet and read a book. Over the years we have collected so many great stories and our favourites do change all the time, but here is our top 6 stories we are reading at the moment. 

The Little Boy Who Lost His Name 
by David Cadju-Newby and Pedro Serapicos

One day a little boy awoke, sat up and rubbed his eye, he looked over at his bedroom door and got a BIG surprise. His name that he had stuck there had vanished, flown away, 'What exactly am I called? he wondered in dismay.

The Little Boy Who Lost His Name follows the adventures of a little boy trying to find out what he is called. Along the way he collects letters and at the end of the story the letters spell out his name. It's a personalised book so the boy's name is your little boys name. It's so cute and little J absolutely loves it. He was given it as a present last Christmas off his uncle and it's still one of our favourites. 

There's a Monster In Your Book 
by Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott

Oh no. . . A mischievous monster has broken into this book. Can you help get rid of him?

We love reading There's a monster in your book it's funny and interactive and little J loves trying to shake, tickle and scare the monster out of the book. 

10, 9, 8 . . . Owls Up Late - A Countdown to Bedtime 
by Georgiana Deutsch and Ekaterina Trukhan.

Ten little owls are playing in a tree, hopping and hooting happily. But Mummy owl calls from down in the nest, it's bedtime now, it's time to rest.

Peek through the pages and spot the mischievous owls in this fun counting book, perfect for bedtime. 

Little J was sent 10,9,8 . . . by Little Tiger and it was an instant hit. He loves books that involve numbers and he loves to find and count the owls on each page as they go from 10-1.

Night Time Around The World - Moon 
by Britta Teekentrup.

Have you ever wondered why the moon shines in the night time sky? As the moon waxes and wanes above, the world below is full of busy night time creatures. 

The peek-through pages of this book reflect the moon's changing shape throughout the lunar cycle. Gentle rhyming text is brought to life by Britta Teekentrup' illustrations. 

Again Moon was sent to little J by Little Tiger and we have all fell in love with it. The story is lovely and the whole book has a very calm feel about it and perfect for feeling completely chilled before bed. 

Don't Dip Your Chips In Your Drink, Kate 
by Caryl Hart and Leigh Hodgkinson.

Your Majesty, could you advise me about eating and being polite? My mum says I'll never get on in this life if I can't get my manners just right. 

When Kate P. Green goes for tea with the queen, she gets more than she bargained for, in this hilariously cheeky look at the tricky subject of table manners.

I have no idea where we got Don't Dip Your Chips from but it has always been in our top books for bedtime. It's funny, witty and cheeky but it makes us smile. Little J loves dipping his chips in his ice cream so he is like Kate in so many ways so we can totally relate. 

Daisy Eat Your Peas 
by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt.

Here comes trouble . . . Just how much does mum want Daisy to eat her peas? Well, she'll give Daisy ten puddings, two new bikes, a baby elephant and even a chocolate factory. Now will Daisy eat her peas? or will she turn the tables on mum?

Again I have mentioned Eat Your Peas before as this has been one of our favourites since we were reading bedtime stories to big J. It's funny and no matter who you are I can guarantee on each page you will find yourself shouting 'I Don't Like Peas'

We are always looking for new stories so let us know what you are reading at the moment or which bedtime stories are your favourite?


Disclosure - Although we were sent the two little tiger books as mentioned above, we were not asked to write about them or include them on our blog.


  1. Ah! The good old bedtime stories! I've never heard of "There's a Monster In Your Book" and it sounds great! I'll have to look out for that one!

  2. These sound like good books for my nephew !

  3. My daughter has the little girl who lost her name and loves reading it, she also loves her 100 nursery rhymes book and puss in boots at the moment xXx

  4. The Hungry Caterpillar and The Funny Bones are always favourites in our house! We got given a great book from the kids' school called Kitchen Disco and the song in it is so catchy!

  5. My youngest always loved We're going on a bear hunt :)

  6. Oooo, I'd never heard of any of these before! "Go Dog Go" was a favourite of mine growing up and I passed that love onto my three children! ^_^

  7. These are all new to me, what a great selection!

  8. What a nice selection of books, my son likes dipping his Mcdonald fries in his drink!

  9. Aww! These sound like lovely books x

  10. Some lovely books there, perfect for stocking fillers.

  11. great selection, both my daughters love the daisy books

  12. Great choices. We love daisy books

  13. Great choices
    The little boy who lost his name is one of our favourites


Thanks for your comments. I love reading them :)