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Thorndyke Thoughts: Sleepovers

Thorndyke Storytime

Hey Kids,

I had a great time with the friends who came over for the sleepover storytime. We didn't get into too much trouble. If you want to check out the hijinks, you can take a look at the photo album on the library's flickr page. For some of the books we read, and other fun bedtime suggestions, you can browse the titles below and have your own snuggly, cuddly storytime.

Bear hugs,


Henry & Leo by Pamela Zagarenski

Leo isn't just a stuffed toy, he is Henry's best friend and brother. But when the two are accidentally separated, no one in Henry's family believes Leo is real enough to find his way home.

Again! by Emily Gravett

At bedtime, Cedric the dragon wants his mother to read his favorite book again, and again, and again.

Cornelius the pig has his own style when preparing for bed, but he does not really feel ready until he gets a hug.

Go sleep in your own bed by Candace Fleming

When Pig plops into his sty at bedtime, he finds Cow sleeping there and must send her off to her stall, setting off a chain reaction of animals being awakened to move to their own beds.

Mighty, mighty construction site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Also available in: e-book

Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet--a massive building. When they're all done with their daytime teamwork, it's time for bed.

An after bedtime story by Shoham Smith

After bedtime Little Nina refuses to go to sleep and gets into mischief while guests are visiting.

When her beloved Piggy is left in the dryer in the basement, Ava knows she'll have to face the ferocious monsters lurking in the dark if she wants to rescue her favorite stuffed animal. Don't underestimate Ava just because she's 'cute' and wears 'adorable glasses'--she's really a fierce monster slayer.

Everyone is yawning by Anita Bijsterbosch

Using lifted flaps, introduces various animals yawning, including owls, snakes, pigs, and cats.

Allthough animals everywhere are sleeping, a youngster with an active imagination and a hefty to-do list resists bedtime with adventurous flair.

Max at night by Ed Vere

It's bedtime for Max the kitten, but something's wrong; when Max goes to say goodnight to the moon, it's nowhere to be found! Unable to go to sleep without closing his nighttime ritual, he embarks on a journey to find the moon and say goodnight.

The bedtime frog by Axel Scheffler

When Posy stays over at Pip's house for the night, she is upset when she realizes that she has left her froggy at home.

Bedtime without Arthur by Jessica Meserve

Arthur, Bella's very special bear, protects her from monsters while she sleeps, but when Arthur goes missing one night, Bella makes an interesting discovery.


Looks like those stuffed animals really had a wild night!