Helpful books on sleeping

There are lots of useful books and resources out there.  Here are a few of our favourites:


The little elephant who wants to

fall asleep

A great story using all-new child-tested, parent-approved techniques to make bedtime as a peaceful end to each day.

Your child joins Ellen the Elephant on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way they meet different fantastical characters and have calming experiences that will help your child to relax and drift asleep quickly. The story works perfectly for either naptime or bedtime.

By Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin




Teach your child to Sleep

Teach your child to sleep - solving sleep problems from newborn through childhood.

Discover how to get your baby or child to settle easily and sleep through the night with step-by-step advice that gets right to the heart of the problem.

From your child needing a feed in the night to night-waking, this book covers a range of situations, using gentle and persuasive methods.

Adapt the programme to your circumstances and see good results in 2-3 weeks.

by Millpond Sleep Clinic





A Book of Sleep

Join the owl on his moonlit journey as he watches all the other animals settle in for the night: some sleep standing up, while some sleep on the move!

While each animal rests in its own special way, little ones will also drift off to a cozy. 

by Il Sung Na





It's time to sleep, my love

As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea - all whisper to their babies a soft refrain

by Eric Metaxas






The gentle sleep book

Examining everything from frequent night waking in babyhood, through bedwetting in toddlerhood, to nightmares and refusal to go to bed in pre-schoolers, this book provides extensive scientific  information, plus plenty of gentle suggestions, to help everyone get a good night's sleep. This is a gentle, evidence-based approach that doesn't involve leaving a baby to cry or shutting a sobbing child in their bedroom.

by Sarah Ockwell-Smith









Let's go to sleep

Let's Go to Sleep is specially designed to soothe your child to sleep, helping them wind down and relax at the end of the day. Including five simple and effective steps to help ease your child to sleep.

by Maisie Reade






The girl who got out of bed

Shirley is a little girl who keeps thinking of reasons to get out of bed. But once she learns the secret to make morning time come, she can't wait for bedtime to roll around again.

by Betsy Childs






A bed of your own

A funny rhyming story perfect to send little ones to sleep.

This book has been read on CBeebies.

By Mij Kelly






I love to sleep in my own bed

A delightful children’s book about what happens when no one will sleep in their own bed.

Complete with colourful illustrations,  I love to sleep in my own bed  will be a great bedtime story for your little ones and will encourage them to sleep in their own beds!

by Shelly Admont