Spur your kids’ love of books with reads that inspire, engage and entertain. Our friends at Common Sense Media scoured lists and consulted with teachers, librarians and book critics to serve up these bedtime books that are essential for any kiddos’ growing library. Flip through the gallery to begin your journey.

Corduroy by Don Freeman

The beloved stuffed bear with a missing button is the hero of this timeless story about finding a friend. Corduroy's popularity has spawned many heartwarming, funny sequels, but none is as adorable as the original.

Good to know: these picks are most appropriate for kids ages 2-6, but so many of the titles are classic that we guarantee they’ll enjoy them for years to come.

Share with us your kiddos’ favorite bedtime book below! And then hop on over to Common Sense Media for the entire list of the best bedtime books for kids by clicking here. 

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