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June 20, 2018

Picture of a young blonde girl smiling into an oopen bookAbout me

Hello and welcome to Bedtime Stories for Kids!

I’m Liesha Northover, a professional writer and editor who also happens to love picture books.

In fact, I’ve always loved them and have built up a little collection over the years. I guess I’m a grown-up who never really grew up! Bestselling books from my childhood that I still treasure are The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. And, of course, Winnie the Pooh.

Why picture books? Because they are like self-contained works of art and literature all wrapped up in a package we can enjoy anywhere, anytime.

Kids’ books are important. The stories they contain play a vital role in the growth and development of girls and boys. Reading helps children learn to express and cope with their feelings, and to build their confidence with reading, language and learning. The books they read and the characters they get to know can become lifelong friends.

Many people think of picture books as reading tools for younger children, but picture book reading is an important educational tool at any age. In fact, picture books have been found to be highly effective in helping secondary school students with their study of a wide range of subjects, including languages. Picture books are especially helpful for reluctant readers.

Reading at bedtime helps to nurture bonds between children and their parents, guardians, grandparents and other carers. I think the bedtime story creates a special time and place when all the world is quiet and we can focus on each other and the magic of the story world.

As a child my dream was to write and illustrate kids’ books. After leaving school I completed a degree in visual art and a diploma in professional writing and editing, and have been fortunate to be able to devote some of my professional life to making that childhood dream come true.

My first kids’ story, ‘Fairy Bread’, was published in a book called Even More Poems to Make you Puke (Blue Bat Books) in 2001, and I continue to write fun kids’ stories.

My favourite book at the moment is Rodney Loses It!  by Michael Gerard Bauer. My sister gave it to me for my birthday recently. I laugh every time I read this book.

What’s your favourite book? Tell us by leaving a review – we would love to hear from you.

Happy reading,

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About this site

Bedtime Stories for Kids celebrates kids’ picture books. We provide high-quality, professional reviews to help you decide on the best books for your child. Our reviews include Children’s Book Council award winners and shortlisted stories. You can even add your own reviews at the bottom of each page.

Our reviews cover children’s storybooks in print and online. It’s nice to have a book to hold, but for avid travellers, a wide range of kids’ picture books are now also available online. Here at Bedtime Stories for Kids we provide links to reputable, child-friendly sites where you can purchase kids’ books online.

We know that children love to read and be read to, and that they love to share their favourite stories with their friends.

We provide you with links to the bookstores that offer a diverse inventory of short bedtime stories, which are brilliantly easy for any child to relate to. You’ll find popular children’s books, funny stories for kids, educational kids’ books and a range of other storybooks to delight even the fussiest reader.

If you’re looking for books that have won awards, choose the Award Winner category to read some award-winning children’s books.

If you’re looking for a gift or a special book for a child, I recommend the Book Depository. I love this online bookstore because you can purchase in your own currency (26 currencies are available), and they offer free shipping. You can also purchase any of the books listed on this site from Amazon Children’s Books. Please note that this site uses affiliate links, but this does not add any cost to your purchase.

We have chosen the best of the best to review on this site, and we hope you will be pleasantly surprised at all times.

Thank you for visiting our little website, we wish you a pleasant journey through the books we have chosen to review!

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